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"Your Waste—Our Worry…"

Attention All Businesses In Scotland… Did You Know That The Law On Waste Has Changed?

If you run a business in Scotland, it is your legal duty to safely dispose of all waste produced by your business.  The rules tightened even further on 1st January 2014 when the law became that your business is legally responsible for taking “all reasonable steps to recycle as much waste as possible.”

Please do not panic.  At Central Recycling Ltd we can put recycling plans in place for you and give you recycling advice.  As a waste contractor this law also puts an onus on us to meet high recycling standards.  This means you can count us to recycle your waste responsibly and send as little to landfill as possible.

Your business will be required to take the following actions:

  • “Your business must present metal, plastic, glass, paper and card separately from 1 January 2014.
  • If you run a food business which produces over 50kg of food waste per week, you must present it for separate collection from 1 January 2014.
  • The requirement to present food waste for separate collection will extend to all food businesses which produce over 5kg 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.

If your business is located in a rural area, you are exempt from all the food waste requirements of the Regulations, however, you may still want to examine the economic benefits of food recycling.”

We have an explanatory leaflet available in PDF format which outlines the requirements of the legislation and benefits.  Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like us to send you the leaflet or if you need any advice.

More information can be found at the following website – http://tinyurl.com/waste-regs-code-of-practice.

Remember, Your Waste – Our Worry, so call us today on 01324 811 022 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help you to be fully compliant with these new regulations.

(All information in this article is from Zero Waste Scotland)

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Central House
Chattan Industrial Estate
Bonnyside Road

01324 811 022

01324 815 922

07771 824 296