Workplace recycling guide
Residential settings

Help for your business at each step of the journey.

Guidance for the residential settings sector

This guide, prepared by WRAP Cymru, should be read in conjunction with the Separate Collection of Waste Materials for Recycling: A Code of Practice for Wales. This guide provides supplementary advice for individual sectors and should not be read as standalone guidance.

Content overview

Why you need to recycle?

From 6 April 2024, all workplaces must present the following materials separately for collection to be recycled.

How to better understand your waste and recycling

To understand the different types of waste your workplace produces, undertake a waste audit by walking through the different areas within your premises.

Preventing waste in the first place

Reducing or preventing how much waste you produce will help to save money and reduce the size of bins you will need.

How to comply with the new recycling law

We recommend you read Separate Collection of Waste Materials for Recycling: Code of Practice for Wales to ensure you’re doing everything you need to. This publication includes a list of all the specific types of items that have to be recycled.

How to arrange a new recycling service

If you need to organise a new recycling collections service for your organisation, it’s worth thinking about the following:

Space for your bins?

It’s important you consider where and how you will store your waste and recycling.

Food waste & hygiene

Establishments with canteens or kitchens will inevitably generate food waste in larger quantities than those establishments not preparing and cooking food on site.

Engaging with employees, clients and residents

You can use our resources when engaging with your employees clients and residents


Additional guidance for residential settings

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