Waste (Scotland) Regulation FAQs

Waste (Regulations) Scotland FAQs. Every organisation in Scotland should be presenting key recyclates for recycling. It's the law.


The Waste (Scotland) Regulations have been in effect since 1 January 2014.

Here are answers to  frequently asked questions about the regulations including answers for sectors and food businesses.

All organisations operating in Scotland must present the following materials for recycling (if generated):

  • glass (including drinks bottles and rinsed food jars)
  • metal (including rinsed cans and tins)
  • plastic (including drinks bottles and rinsed food containers)
  • paper
  • cardboard

Food businesses (such as cafés, restaurants & other premises preparing or selling food) which produce over 50kg of food waste per week (dropping to 5 kg food waste per week from 1 January 2016) also have to present food waste separately for collection unless excluded by a rural location. Check using the rural postcode finder.

 

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