Rules on recycling credits

Regulations defining how waste disposal authorities (WDAs) are to calculate the value of recycling credits they pay to others who remove materials from the waste stream for recycling came into force throughout Britain on 1 April.1

The regulations contain no surprises. They are identical to a final draft circulated by the Department of the Environment (DoE) in January to give local authorities and others advance warning of the new system (ENDS Report 204, pp 31-2 ).

The regulations define two methods for determining the net savings made

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