From the 1st January 2015 certain provisions contained in the Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011 came into force.

These regulations are part of an on-going legislative drive to prioritise the recovery, rather than landfilling, of Waste Materials.

The regulations specifically require that waste paper, metals, plastics and glasses be collected separately and not comingled with other wastes that make them unrecyclable.

By this time all waste collection authorities should have implemented the regulations however full guidance on the provisions can be found at