Viridor Waste Management has been inundated with new enquiries for its trade waste recycling collection services in Manchester, since the pre-treatment regulations came into force on October 30. Under the new Landfill Directive regulations all businesses have to pre-treat their waste before it can be disposed of in landfill. Pre-treatment may mean reducing the volume of the waste by removing recyclable materials such as glass, plastics or ensuring the separation of cardboard from glass. The aim is to increase recycling and divert the amount of waste that is landfilled. Since the pre-treatment regulations came into play, from the middle of October 2007 Viridor has seen a 25% increase in enquiries about their trade waste recycling collections from Trafford Park. Viridor Trafford Park site manager Paul Southwell said: Since the pre-treatment regulations have come into force we are seeing a week on week increase in enquiries about collection and recycling of trade waste. This indicates to us that businesses understand what is expected and are taking their new responsibility seriously.