Guidance for
Retail
Overview

How to comply with the new recycling law

If you are already separately collecting and recycling all the materials you need to under the new law, then you may not need to do anything else. We recommend you read The Separate Collection of Waste Materials for Recycling: Code of Practice to double check you are doing everything you need to. This includes a list of all the specific types of things that have to be recycled.

Independent businesses:

If you operate your business independently, setting up a recycling service and ensuring you are complying with the new law will be your responsibility.

Shopping centres or managed locations:

If you are within a managed location such as a shopping centre, food or market hall then waste management services might be procured by a facilities management company. You should contact them to find out about any changes they will be making.

Franchises or larger organisations:

If you are part of a larger organisation, chain, or franchise, then waste management services might be arranged nationally or regionally, with information and guidance provided by your head or regional office. You should contact them to find out about any changes they will be making.