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Local Waste Plan

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.

Achieving The Targets

To achieve the targets, councils introduced waste separation schemes for all households. Initial consultation took place with householders across Forth Valley and details of the consultation are available in the Forth Valley customer consultation final report

To check that we are meeting our targets, waste collection information is gathered and submitted to Waste Data Flow.

What is Waste Data Flow?

This is a web-based system that brings together all the information that councils collect. It is then accessible for use by government departments, agencies, institutions, and organisations.
All of this information is publicly available.

How can I obtain data?

Information from Waste Data Flow is used by each of the UK countries to produce national statistics. In Scotland; Summary Reports are also available from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

For Further Information Contact

Waste Management
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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