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Business Recycling in Wales

The Welsh Government plan to change the way that our recyclable materials are stored and collected. By 2050, Wales aims to become a zero-waste nation. To help Wales achieve this aim, the Welsh Government has set a target to recycle 70 percent of its waste by 2025. To do this, they are proposing for recyclable materials to be further segregated from the normal co-mingled materials. The changes are being implemented across households and private industries to help Wales become a high recycling nation.

Although these changes are planned to come into effect within the foreseeable future, please be aware that the information below could be subject to change due to the plans still being in discussion with the Welsh Government.

When are the changes planned to be enforced?

Initially the plans were going to be in place from October 2021 however there is still no confirmed date from the Welsh Government about this.

Will businesses be required to have additional services when the changes are implemented?

It is the responsibility of the waste producer to ensure that you are complying with the new legislation changes. Therefore, if you produce a mixture of recyclables, we will offer a range of services to accommodate your sites waste needs.

Will Biffa be able to accommodate my business if I cannot fit anymore containers at my site?

We are fully prepared to accommodate all of our customers needs when the changes come into effect. We currently offer a range of different size containers and will do our best to find a suitable solution for your site.

I only produce a small amount of plastic & cans / paper & card, how will this be collected?

We understand that our customers demands will vary, therefore we will be offering different collection frequencies and various container ranges (including bags) to suit all levels of waste volumes.

How will Biffa support my business through the planned changes?

Biffa will take our customers on the journey to ensure we can implement the Welsh Government changes as efficiently as possible

Where can I find out more information & stay up to date about this?

To stay up to date with any changes or news, please complete the simple enquiry form.

You can also find out more information on the Welsh Government website by clicking here.


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