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Legislation Update – Increasing Business Recycling Rates in Wales

In October 2023, the Welsh Government are due to pass legislation around waste storing and segregation for dry mixed recycling. They’re proposing for recyclable materials to be further segregated from the normal co-mingled materials. This is to support Wales achieving its target to recycle 70% percent of its waste produced by 2025.

Their are nine specified recyclable waste materials that need to be separated for collection, collected separately, and kept separate after collection, in six recyclable waste streams, as a minimum are as follows:

  • food waste
  • paper and card
  • glass
  • metal, plastic and cartons
  • unsold small electrical equipment (WEEE); and
  • unsold textiles

For more information please follow this link to the Welsh Government website.

See below for some of our explainer articles on waste and recycling: