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Question reference: S6W-24983

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 30 January 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to review the proportion of contamination in food waste collections.


Local authorities remain responsible for household waste collections, which includes addressing contamination in food waste collections.

However, as part of the Waste Route Map and as set out in the Circular Economy Bill, we will be co-designing a new statutory code of practice for household waste services with local government, to create consistent and easy to use recycling services across Scotland. Food waste collections and contamination will be considered as part of this review.