Consultation on new household and business recycling rules
Over the last 20 years, we have seen recycling rates increase substantially. However, it has become clear that progress is slowing – that’s why the Government has launched a consultation on consistent recycling collections.
The consultation calls for greater consistency in the materials collected for recycling as well as how it is collected. There will be new rules and major changes for businesses on how they recycle. This consultation will allow businesses to comment on the proposals.
DEFRA are interested in your views and welcome responses to this consultation. Please note the consistency in recycling consultation will close on Sunday 4th July 2021. In the meantime, if you have any questions around the consultation please get in touch using the email addresses below.
Overview of the ‘Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections’ consultation
Increasing consistency in recycling will reduce confusion in the materials that can be collected for recycling at kerbside. Following on from the 2019 consultation, this consultation details specific policy proposals for increasing consistency in recycling collected from households, businesses and other organisations. DEFRA want to know what you think about the materials included in each recyclable waste stream, exemptions, statutory guidance and transition timelines for local authorities and businesses. They are also seeking views on other areas of the policy to enable recycling consistency to be implemented successfully.
You can respond to this consultation and view the complete consultation document via the following links:
Consultation on ‘Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections’
Closing: 4th July 2021
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other relevant consultations
Respondents should also be aware that DEFRA is consulting for a second time on other adjacent policy proposals as part of the collections and packaging reforms: introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging across the UK and introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also encourage you to respond to the other consultations.
Consultation on introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging
Closing: 4th June 2021
By email: email@example.com
Consultation on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Closing: 4th June 2021
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org