Leafield supports businesses in Wales

The Welsh Government are introducing a new workplace recycling law for all businesses, charities and public sector organisations from 6th April 2024, to improve the quality and quantity of recycling from workplaces.

All businesses, charities and public sector organisations will need to separate their waste.  Full list of businesses can be found here.

According to the Welsh Government, this new law is an important step towards reaching zero waste, reducing their carbon emissions and tackling the climate emergency. They want to keep materials in use for as long as possible and with the costs of materials rising, keeping materials in use will help their economy and support their supply chains. The new law also supports their actions from their circular economy strategy, Beyond Recycling.

What waste needs to be separated?

The following materials will need to be separated for collection, and collected separately:

  • Food
  • Paper and card
  • Glass
  • Metal, plastic and cartons
  • Unsold textiles
  • Unsold small waste electrical and electronic equipment (sWEEE)

There will also be a ban on:

  • Sending food waste to sewer (any amount)
  • Separately collected waste going to incineration and landfill
  • All wood waste going to landfill

You can mix paper and card together in the same container, and you can mix metal, plastic, and cartons together.

How can Leafield help you?

Leafield has been working with many businesses, charities and public sector organisations for many years in Wales, providing recycling bins that can collect separate waste materials at source, reducing contamination and recyclable waste going to landfill. Leafield can offer recycling bins with WRAP compliant bi-lingual recycling labels or bespoke labels, to ensure waste is collected correctly.  

An example of Leafield’s commitment to Wales is when Leafield manufactured over 10,000 recycling bins for Cardiff University in 2021. Read full story here.

Leafield’s Top 5 Recycling Bins…

Whether you are a large, medium or small sized business, Leafield has a wide range of recycling bins, featuring WRAP compliant colour coded lids, graphics and signage kits as standard to reduce contamination. All of Leafield’s black recycling bins are made from up to 100% recycled plastic (subject to availability).

1. Leafield’s Meridian Recycling Bin –is a popular mixed recycling bin, that can collect multiple waste streams at source in one single and stylish bin. It has interchangeable lid configuration that allows facility managers to change their recycling schemes. It is available in two sizes: 110-litre and 87-litre with single, double or triple lid configurations. The Meridian 110-litre bin is also available as a bagless unit, with an internal liner, saving thousands of bin bags being used.

2. Leafield’s Midi Recycling Bin – is an 82-litre recycling bin and is suitable for medium volume recycling schemes. The Midi recycling bins were introduced at Cardiff University in 2021, as well as Bangor University for academic and administration buildings.

3. Leafield’s Envirobank Recycling Bin – is a high-volume Envirobank recycling bin to be used singly or in multiples for collection of recyclables in highly populated areas. It is available in four different sizes: 140-litre unit180-litre unit240-litre unit and 310-litre unit. The  Envirobank 310-litre bin was designed for Cardiff University in 2021 for external environments.

4. Leafield’s New EnviroEdge Recycling Bin – is a range of contemporary recycling bins in brushed stainless steel or powder coated steel. It has a narrow footprint, making it ideal for an office environment with limited space. Available in four different sizes depending on your recycling requirement. The series includes a single bin (60-litres)double bin (2×45-litres), triple bin (3×45-litres) and quadruple bin (4×45-litres).

5. Leafield’s EnviroStack Recycling Bin – is a stackable recycling bin that has been designed to fit environments where space is limited. It is available in two different sizes (52-litre and 32-litre) that can both be stacked together. Available in a variety of colours and bespoke labelling.

For more information on Leafield’s internal and external recycling bins call 01225816541, email [email protected] or visit www.leafieldrecycle.com