We provide comprehensive environmental services which exceed and comply with all governing environmental and health & safety legislation. We will also help businesses ensure compliance with waste legislation so call today to find out how we can help you meet these challenges.
The Waste (Scotland) Regulations took effect on 1st January 2014. This short summary of the key points provides an indication of the challenges for businesses in meeting the objectives of the new legislation. Businesses uncertain how to address the new recycling requirements should contact us for further guidance and support.
All businesses to present segregated recyclates, including paper, card, plastics, metal, glass, for collection from 1st Jan 2014. No exemptions for smaller size of businesses. Source segregation of individual materials preferred however comingled collections allowed – if no reduction in tonnage or quality of recyclates
- Ban on landfill or incineration of recyclates once collected as a separate stream.
- All residual wastes have to be pre-treated before incineration to recover any remaining plastics / metals.
All food businesses producing >5kgs per week to have a separate food waste collection.
- Effective 1st Jan 2014 for businesses with >50kgs / week
- Effective 1st Jan 2016 for businesses with <50kgs/week and NHS premises
- Use of macerators for disposal to sewer banned from 1st Jan 2016
Landfill tax continues to rise to £88.98/tonne from 1st April 2018 and will not fall below that rate before 2020. There is be a ban on biodegradable municipal waste going to landfill from 1st January 2021.
Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Under new legislation, UK companies with more than 250 employees are required to report on their gender pay gap – the difference between the average amount per hour that women and men are paid across the whole workforce. The gender pay gap is not about equal pay for men and women doing the same job. It’s a broad measure of gender equality in the workplace.
As a socially responsible employer we actively welcome the opportunity to publish our gender pay gap data in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Our published report can be accessed here: Gender Pay Reporting WTG 020418