Food businesses (such as caf├ęs, restaurants or takeaways) in most areas* producing over 5 kg of food waste per week, must take all reasonable steps to ensure food waste is separately collected.

*Some rural properties may be exempt from the food requirements.  To check, use the rural postcode search on the zerowastescotland website.

Along with this requirement to separate food waste for collection, there will also be a ban on the non-domestic use of food waste disposal units (macerators) and food waste digesters where food is discharged into public sewers directly or indirectly.

There's a ban on biodegradable municipal waste going to landfill, which took effect from 1st January 2021.

Are you doing all you can to meet your legal waste requirements?

Should you require further information or advice regarding your waste, please contact us here

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