Guide

Operating your recycling services

Introduction

There is increasing pressure on businesses from both consumers and the government to recycle and manage their waste. This has created an increasing demand for businesses that can recycle and manage other business' waste.

If you are setting up or expanding a recycling or waste management business, you will need to consider a number of operational issues. These include which containers and vehicles to use, as well as managing your depots, sorting facilities and staff. You will also need to consider health and safety requirements for keeping people safe and managing any fire risk.

This guide explains the main operational factors, regulations and employment issues affecting recycling businesses, and outlines good practice in these areas.