Zero Waste Scotland
Healthcare Environmental Group makes it easier than ever to comply with the new legislation.
From 1st January 2014 the law on waste has changed for every business in Scotland
Your legal duty as a business
If you run a business in Scotland, you are already legally responsible for safely disposing of any waste your business produces. From 1st January 2014 the law will require your business to take all reasonable steps to recycle as much of that waste as possible. It will also require all local authorities and waste contractors to meet high recycling standards.
The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 require your business to take the following actions:
Your business must present metal, plastic, glass, paper and card separately for collection from 1 January 2014.
If you run a food business which produces over 50 kg 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 5 kg of food waste per week from 1 January 2016.
Why should you do it?
Aside from the long term economic and environmental benefits, your business risks a substantial fine if it does not take all reasonable steps to recycle the waste it produces. Your contractor may refuse to collect your waste if it is not properly sorted for recycling and local authorities and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency are empowered to deal with companies that flout the new Waste Regulations.
What should I do?
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