The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 were passed by the Scottish Parliament on 9 May 2012.
Regulations require businesses to separate the following materials for recycling:
- Food waste
You are exempt from separating food waste only if you:
- don’t prepare or sell food
- qualify as a rural location
- produce less than 5kg of food waste per week
If you don’t recycle, the fine can be up to £10,000.