Recycling Credits


Paid between WDAs and WCAs. Flexibility arrangements implemented in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. Presumption in favour of paying discretionary credits to charities under certain circumstances.

Northern Ireland

Not applicable in Northern Ireland.


Not paid in Scotland as all authorities are unitary.

Services delivered by community sector groups in certain areas may be recompensed via service level agreements with local authorities.


Not paid in Wales as the WDA and WCA are combined in each Unitary Authority. Third party recycling payments are paid (e.g. to community sector groups).