How to recycle your business waste

Recycling best practice and obligations


Recycling is important for the environment because it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and reduces the need to use new raw materials.

Recycling is the third-best waste management option after reducing your waste and reusing your waste. This is because energy and resources are needed to reprocess the waste before the materials can be used again.

However recycling is a good option for many types of business waste, and you can maximise the benefits that recycling waste can offer your business and the environment.

Recycling best practice

Best practice tips for recycling include:

Waste exchanges give price information and quality specifications for a wide range of products, including compost, glass, metals, paper and board, plastics, textiles and wood.

Your recycling obligations

You must comply with special requirements for recycling certain wastes, such as:

You must comply with waste legislation if you recycle or transport waste, also known as your duty of care for business waste.