Zero Waste

Zero Waste

From 1st January 2014 the law in Scotland will change.

At present, businesses are legally responsible for the safe disposal of their waste. However, from the above date, the law will require you to take all reasonable steps to recycle as much of your waste as possible. Substantial fines may be levied against businesses who flout the new Waste Regulations and SEPA have been given powers to deal with any infringement. The Scottish Government has published information to guide businesses on how best to comply with the new legislation. This information can be accessed via the website link:

Armstrong Waste Management is committed to waste reduction and can provide the necessary Zero Waste solutions to help your business comply with this change in the law. By investing in new collection equipment and processing techniques, we are ideally placed to support business both large and small. Help your business by making Armstrong Waste Management your Zero Waste specialist.

In Summary, The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 require that your business takes the following actions:

  • From 1st January 2014 your business must ensure that any metal, plastic, glass, paper and card are separated before collection
  • For food businesses, from 1st January 2014 if you produce over 50Kg of waste each week, you must allow for its separate collection
  • By 1st January 2016, if you produce over 5Kg of food waste weekly, you must allow for its separate collection
  • In areas where food collections are available, it will be illegal to dispose of food into the public sewer

Businesses in rural areas may be exempt from the food waste requirements contained in the new Regulations. AWM staff can clarify if this could apply to you.

Call AWM now on 01387 721333 and ask to speak to the Zero Waste specialist.