What is segregated waste and why is it important?

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Written by Made by Landmark - 13 Dec 2023

Segregated waste simply means sorting different types of waste to make it easier to recycle, reuse, or otherwise dispose of it safely. This helps improve the quality and quantity of recycling and enables materials to stay in use for as long as possible. The easiest way to do this is by providing a row of bins with clearly defined waste types.

Typical examples could be food, paper or electrical items and these will vary according to the location.

From 6th April 2024 in Wales it will become law to separate the following before collection:

  • Food
  • Paper and card
  • Glass
  • Metal, plastic and cartons
  • Unsold textiles
  • Unsold small waste electrical and electronic equipment

There will also be a ban on:

  • Sending food waste to sewer (any amount)
  • Separately collected waste going to incineration and landfill
  • All wood waste going to landfill

The law applies to:

  • Agricultural premises
  • Hospitality and tourism – restaurants, bars, pubs, bed and breakfasts, hotels, campsites and caravan parks, holiday accommodation, and licensed premises
  • Showgrounds
  • Service stations and petrol stations
  • Entertainment and sports venues including leisure centres
  • Transport – bus stations, railway stations, seaports, airports, and heliports
  • Care and nursing homes
  • Pharmacies, GP surgeries, dental surgeries, and other primary care settings
  • Construction sites
  • Factories and warehouses
  • Car garages
  • Education – universities, colleges, and schools
  • Garden centres
  • Heritage buildings
  • Libraries and museums
  • Offices and workshops
  • Places of worship
  • Prisons
  • Outdoor markets and festivals
  • Retail

Look at our range of litter bins which are perfect for segregating waste as they have a range of waste-type signs to choose from.

Written by Made by Landmark - 13 Dec 2023

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