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what is the first step?

The first step is to sign and date the Zero Waste Scotland Compliance form* enclosed. This form will take you through the process of thinking about which of the services you will require. You will note that although we have partially completed the form for you, you must carefully look at your requirements for each service, before signing and returning it. If any changes are required, please amend where you think necessary in accordance with the guidance below. We will then use this information in order to amend your Annual Waste Transfer Note information.

Please remember, that failure to comply with the requirements of the Zero Waste Scotland legislation will lead to Enforcement Action being taken by the relevant Scottish Enforcement bodies.

Dry Mixed Recyclables & General Waste
As all waste producers are required to separate Recyclables and General Waste, we have put the provision in place to make our customers compliant with these two waste streams, as described.

Glass Collections
If you are a bar, pub, club, hotel and/or restaurants and do not already have a glass collection service then please amend the form accordingly to highlight that you need such a glass collection service. We will then contact you to make arrangements to provide 360L bin(s) for the service in line with your needs.

Food Collections
If you are a food waste producing business e.g. cafe, restaurant, hotel, catering provider, supermarket, butcher, bakers etc. who produces over 50Kg of food waste per week the regulations dictate that you must have a separate food waste collection service.

However, many rural exemptions do apply and as this is relevant to very few of our customers, the default position on the form is that your business does not require such a service.

How do I check if I am exempt through location in a Zero Waste Scotland defined Rural Area?

Firstly, you must meet the definition of a food waste generating business, producing in excess of 50Kg per week of food waste. If so, simply enter the postcode of your food production business address at:

www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/RuralPostcodeSearch

This rural postcode search will instantly tell you if you are in rural postcode as defined by Zero Waste Scotland, or alternatively if you are not.

Ok, so I qualify as a food production business of over 50Kg per week and I am not in a Scottish rural postcode, what do I need to do?

PLEASE NOTE: THAT IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE FEW OF OUR CUSTOMERS THAT MEET THE CRITERIA OF A FOOD PRODUCING BUSINESS THAT PRODUCES IN EXCESS OF 50KG OF FOOD WASTE PER WEEK AND ARE NOT LOCATED AND SUBJECT TO THE ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND DEFINED RURAL AREA, THEN YOU MUST IDENTIFY THAT BY ALTERING SECTION C OF THE ENCLOSED FORM TO:

“YES, I AM A FOOD WASTE PRODUCING BUSINESS IN EXCESS OF 50KG PER WEEK AND NOT IN A ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND DEFINED RURAL AREA!”

We will then contact you to see what reasonable arrangements can be made in line with the needs of your business.

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