Date lodged: 3 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities have changed their recycling services to comply with the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, also broken down by how much they received from Zero Waste Scotland to roll out these changes.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 31 October 2016
Information on which local authorities have changed their recycling services since the introduction of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 is not held centrally. It is for local authorities to satisfy themselves that they have met their statutory duties.
Local authorities have received funding from Zero Waste Scotland to support implementation of food waste and kerbside collection services.
The following table indicates the level of funding awarded since 2011 to each council in this respect.
Dumfries & Galloway
City of Edinburgh
In addition, the Scottish Household Recycling Charter sets out a consistent approach to delivering the requirements of the Regulations. To date 19 Councils have voluntarily signed the Charter and it is expected that these Councils will outline their transition plans over the coming months.