We are proud to be signatories to Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment. This voluntary agreement sets best practice standards for organisations operating in the resource management industry.
As well as demonstrating our commitment to delivering our customers the highest quality of resource management services, it shows that we actively support Scotland’s zero waste ambitions.
We are committed to working with Zero Waste Scotland to promote continuous improvement, excellent customer service and support to enable your business to reduce waste and improve your resource efficiency.
As one of our customers you can expect:
• High-quality recycling services supported by clear communications consistent with legal requirements and good practice.
•Responsive management and continuous improvement based on your feedback.
•Clear, well-managed, flexible contracts.
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 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.
Who will help my business comply?
EIS Waste will also be affected by the regulations which require that they deliver the best recycling service possible and do not incinerate or landfill materials that have been collected for recycling.
Why should I 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 – www.sepa.org.uk – are empowered to deal with companies that flout the new Waste Regulations.
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 January 2014
• If you run a food business which producesover 50kg of food waste per week, you must present it for seperate collection from January 2014
• The requirement to present food waste for separate collection will extend to all food business which produce over 5kg of food waste per week from 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
If your business is located in a rural area, you are exempt from all the food waste requirements of the Regulations, however, you may still want to examine the economic benefits of food recycling.
To make your business Zero Waste compliant, contact 01224 784100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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