Not For Landfill
The Not-for-Landfill Campaign was created by One Stop Waste Solutions Ltd, Aberdeen. Key supporting partners include Befriend a Child, Keenan Recycling, Instant Neighbour Cyrenians, Wood Recyclability, Rejuven8 Repair, EIS Waste Management and E-Reps Network.
We started the campaign for a number of different reasons including:
• To help further reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill sites in the North East of Scotland.
• To promote and support the great work that Local Enterprises are doing to reuse, repair and recycle
• To provide a local network where businesses and organisations can share their own experiences in avoiding landfill.
• To support the Scottish Government’s own “Zero Waste” (to landfill) objectives.
• To highlight our own core values and celebrate 10 years as a Not-for-Landfill company
• 1000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill in the first 12 months.
• 100 members in the first 12 months.
Ultimately we are seeking like-minded organisations to support the campaign by taking the “Not For Landfill Pledge”.
Why avoid Landfill?
1. Landfilling waste is….well, a Waste!
Did you know that aluminium cans and plastic bottles take at least 200 years to decompose in Landfill?
And did you know that a 1ltr plastic bottle requires 250ml of oil to make it?
2. Landfill is Expensive
• Anyone disposing of waste at a landfill site in Scotland is due to pay Scottish Landfill Tax.
• Scottish Landfill Tax has risen 5 fold in the last 10 years.
• Landfill tax is now £84.40 per tonne (standard rate from 1st April 2016).
One of the simplest ways to avoid paying this Government tax is to consider how your waste can be reduced, re-used, repaired and recycled instead. Another factor is that instead of this money going to the Government your business could be supporting local enterprises creating further benefits to the local area.
3. Landfill Sites Pollute the Environment
Diverting waste away from landfill prevents pollution that can harm our health and the environment. These include methane, carbon dioxide and other harmful gas emissions and pollution of the soil, surface water and groundwater.
Did you know that whenever it rains heavily a capped landfill site in Aberdeen leaches oil and drilling mud into the environment?
4. Community Benefits Landfill
Landfill diversion creates local jobs and saves money. The Not-for-Landfill campaign will promote and support the great work that local enterprises are doing to recycle, repair and promote landfill diversion.
“By taking simple steps to reduce waste, Scottish businesses could save an estimated £2 billion” Zero Waste Scotland
5. Get ready for the future:
Did you know that as part of Scotland’s “Zero Waste” strategy that by 2025 a maximum of only 5% of Scotland’s waste should be sent to landfill.
Other targets include
All businesses are to present dry recyclables (metals, plastics, paper, card and glass) separately for collection from 1st Jan 2014.
Most “food businesses” are to recycle their food waste by the end 2015.
A ban on biodegradable materials going to landfill from 2020
70% of Scotland’s waste to be recycled by 2025
EIS Waste Services is a trading name of EIS Waste Services Ltd – Registered in Scotland SC254990
Registered Office Gallowhill Recycling Centre, Checkbar Nigg, Aberdeen AB12 4LP