Waste Management

First published 3rd Jan, 2024

The Workplace Recycling Regulations were approved by the Senedd on the 28 November and will come into force on 6 April 2024. This represents a significant next step on Wales’ journey as a world-leading recycling nation and is a critical action to tackle the climate and nature emergency, and make progress towards a stronger, greener economy as committed to within our Programme for Government.

The regulations will mean that all business, public and third sector workplaces will be required to separate key recyclable materials in the same way households already do across most of Wales. This will reduce the amount of waste we send to incineration and landfill and increase the quality and quantity of recyclable materials we collect from workplaces. This will in turn capture important materials to be put back into the Welsh economy as well as improving the consistency of how we collect and manage recycling.

The Separate Collection of Waste Materials for Recycling: a Code of Practice for Wales (‘the Code’) which sets out practical guidance on how to comply with the new law has also been published.

If you would like to read the Ministerial Statement, which includes a link to the Code of Practice, you can do so here: Written Statement: Making the Workplace Recycling Regulations and publication of the Code of Practice (4 December 2023) | GOV.WALES

The Event Organiser must ensure that there are sufficient bins and skips available for the event.

All waste receptacles, including any skips, must be covered if left unattended to prevent attack by wildlife such as birds and squirrels.

Rubbish bags should not be left out in a park for collection the next day as they will be torn open by wildlife overnight and the contents scattered. The Event Organiser would be charged for any re-cleansing necessary in such a situation.

Please ensure any temporary event signage and banners are taken down before your leave site.

Visit the Commercial Waste Service website​​​​​​​​ to find out more information on the services the Council can offer your event.

All mobile catering units shall provide litter bins next to their units which must be emptied at regular intervals during an event.
See Catering

See Litter

Waste Water
See Waste Water

All event guidance