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Recycling Consistency Consultation

Consultations/Regulation Review

If your business is looking to respond to the 2021 recycling consistency consultation (closing on 4 July 2021) directly and you're interested in how Comply Direct can support you with submitting a response to best reflect your business' interests, please contact our policy team - consultation@complydirect.com

DEFRA are seeking views on plans to make local authorities collect the same kind of materials (such as plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard) for household recycling and on improving how businesses recycle in England

The next round of consultations for Collection Consistency was delayed until 2021. On 7 May 2021, DEFRA released their second consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England following the first consultation period in 2019.

This consultation runs until 4 July 2021 and details how government expect waste management at the kerbside and businesses to be provided by Local Authorities in the future. Unlike other DEFRA consultations on waste and resources, this will only impact England as waste is a devolved matter.

You can access full consultation details on the government website HERE and read our full summary news story HERE

The first Consistency in Collections consultation closed in May 2019 and you can read the government response HERE

Key Facts:

  • Local authorities will be mandated to collect certain material types from 2023 onwards
  • This is aimed at minimising the “postcode lottery” of Local Authority waste management
  • Currently all Local Authorities can individually decide what they want to collect in terms of waste/recycling
  • Primary consultation took place in 2019, with secondary consultation planned for early 2021 (delayed from 2020)

To find out more about this consultation, please contact our Policy Team on 01756 706577 or email at consultation@complydirect.com