EA and NRW outline waste separation rules

Councils must now collect paper, plastic, metals and glass separately unless they qualify for an exemption

The rules of waste separation have been updated (photograph: Trevor Benbrook/123RF)Waste operators in England and Wales have received advice on a new requirement to collect recycled material separately – and the approach is less strict than in Scotland.

The Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) published separate guidance documents on how they will enforce part of the EU Waste Framework Directive, which came into effect on 1 January.1,2

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