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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03434: Joan McAlpine (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

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.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

FUNDING (£)

Aberdeen

1,429,517

Aberdeenshire

1,590,467

Angus

203,367

Clackmannanshire

347,831

Dumfries & Galloway

1,653,283

Dundee

213,791

East Ayrshire

1,006,675

East Dunbartonshire

806,673

East Lothian

221,840

City of Edinburgh

2,477,961

Falkirk

776,280

Fife

556,645

Glasgow

3,243,470

Highland

957,541

Inverclyde

685,000

Midlothian

537,816

North Ayrshire

886,370

North Lanarkshire

1,400,000

Renfrewshire

1,733,383

Scottish Borders

113,583

South Ayrshire

1,031,269

South Lanarkshire

708,649

Stirling

268,000

West Dunbartonshire

370,060

West Lothian

1,084,462

TOTAL

24,303,933

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.