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We received 1713 responses to this consultation. The government response sets out our next steps. We will work with local authorities, waste management businesses and others to develop more detailed regulations and guidance for implementing consistency in recycling. We expect the measures to come into effect from 2023.
Read the updated policy statement on the progress of the Environment Bill.
We want to know what you think about our plans to make recycling collections consistent across England. Local authorities would collect the same kind of materials from households, such as:
They would also have separate food and garden waste collections. This will help to reduce confusion about what can be recycled.
We also want views on changes to require businesses to separate their recyclable waste from residual waste for collection. We know that many businesses, particularly smaller ones, find waste disposal expensive. We’re seeking views on making waste disposal more cost effective while at the same time increasing the amount of recycling collected from businesses.