This consultation ended 25 April 2013.
The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.
We are consulting on introducing a mandatory Code of Practice to improve reporting of the materials that are received, sorted and sent on.
This is a joint consultation with the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It will be of interest to MRF operators and local authorities.
We prefer that materials are collected separately for recycling rather than collected together (co-mingled) and sorted in Materials Recovery facilities (MRFs). But half of Welsh local authorities and many commercial collectors collect co-mingled materials and sort at MRFs.
We want to make MRF reporting more accurate and more transparent through the introduction of a mandatory MRF Code of Practice. We believe that this will promote high quality recycling.