Scotland looks at harmonised waste services

Scotland’s environment minister has released plans to standardise local authority recycling services, although on a voluntary basis

Scottish councils may harmonise their waste collection systems under plans announced by the Scottish environment minister.

Speaking at a conference on resources in London, Richard Lochhead said the Scottish government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) were preparing a household recycling charter.

They aim to improve participation and boost recycling rates by publishing guidelines on the design and operation of waste services and on communication campaigns.

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