From January 2015 there are due to be important changes to waste legislation. From this date, it will be necessary for commercial waste producers to collect glass, metal, paper, and plastic separately. The exception to this rule is where it is not ‘technically, economically, or environmentally practicable’ (TEEP).
If you are considering changes to your waste collection services then you will need to consider TEEP in your decision. There is scope for the Environment Agency to require you toprovide evidence of this in your waste planning.