Event waste and recycling guide


We all know the importance of recycling our waste but reducing and preventing waste are even more important. By doing a little research and planning you can make a big difference to the impact your event has on the environment and maybe even save money.

Any waste generated by an event is commercial waste. It should be transported by a licenced contractor and recycled or disposed of at a licensed facility. You must make sure whoever you give your waste to, is a registered waste carrier. When your waste is transferred, a waste transfer note must accompany it. Find out more about your duty of care.

If you dispose of the event waste yourself, you must use a licensed facility such as Nantycaws Transfer Station, Carmarthen. A commercial recycling centre is available at that site. Private licensed sites can be found online, search for ‘waste transfer stations in my area’. You must be registered as a waste carrier or apply for an exemption if appropriate, to transport your waste. For more details visit Natural Resources Wales.