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New TEEP Recycling Regulations – 1 January 2015

Clearaway - Mixed RecyclingA new regulation comes into effect on 1 January 2015 which places a duty on waste collectors to collect separate fractions of recyclable materials.

The regulations state that separate collections of at least paper, metal, plastic and glass are required where they are technically, environmentally and economically practicable (TEEP) and appropriate to meet the necessary quality standards for the relevant recycling sectors. The aim behind the Regulation is to achieve a higher quality of recycled products in the UK.

At Clearaway we provide a mixed recycling service for our customers. This material is sorted at a high quality Material Recycling Facility (MRF), which meets the TEEP requirements. All that we ask from our customers is that only “allowable materials” are placed in the mixed recycling container. Allowable materials are paper, cardboard, clean soft plastics, cans and plastic drink bottles. It excludes glass and food and definitely no black bags. We do provide separate collections for glass and food waste. This allows a better quality of recycled products to be achieved.

If you feel that you can recycle more please contact us (please phone or use our contact form) and one of our specialist advisor’s will complete an audit of your wastes and recommend the best solution.