Crates full of recycling

Workplace recycling law

From 6 April, a new law will require all workplaces including businesses, public bodies and the third sector to separate recyclable materials from their general waste. 

The Business of Recycling Wales Guidance for all workplaces provides sector specific guidance to help you improve your current waste collection and ensure your workplace is fully compliant with the new regulations.  

It’s compulsory for businesses to arrange a separate collection of these materials, so they can be recycled efficiently: 

  • Food leftovers or waste generated by food preparation
  • Paper and card such as old newspapers and envelopes, delivery boxes and packaging
  • Metal, plastic, and cartons and other similar packaging (for example coffee cups)
  • Glass such as drinks bottles and food jars
  • Unsold textiles such as clothing and non-clothing
  • Unsold small waste electrical and electronic equipment (sWEEE).

Visit The Business of Recycling Wales website for more guidance and a range of communication resources to help your workplace get ready for the new law.