Local Waste Plan
The strategic direction for waste policy in Scotland is set out in The Scottish Zero Waste Plan.
All councils are aiming to meet the target of 70% recycling and a maximum of 5% of waste going to landfill by 2025.
To help reach this target The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 came into force in 2014. The key points are as follows:
- Businesses must present metal, plastic, glass, paper and card separately for collection.
- If you run a food business which produces over 50 kg of food waste per week, you must present it for separate collection.
- The requirement to present food waste for separate collection will extend to all food businesses which produce over 5 kg of food waste per week from 1 January 2016.
- Where food collections are available, it will be illegal to dispose of food into the public sewer, for example, by using a macerator.
In Scotland; Summary Reports are also available from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
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