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Cracking Commercial Waste Recycling – 25th February 2008

Posted by hclinch Saturday, 2 February 2008- 8:49 am

Cracking Commercial Waste Recycling – 25th February 2008

The Caledonian Environment Centre are organising a series of seminars, the fourth of which will be ‘cracking Commercial Waste Recycling’ The seminar will be held on Monday, 25th February 2008 , in the William Harley Building, Main City Campus, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA.

Scotland’s Councils have made tremendous advances in increasing municipal waste recycling performances to over 30% by the end of the first half of 2007. Although the bulk of the success has been achieved on the back of household waste recycling strategies the UK Government originally accepted that the definition of ‘municipal waste’ includes commercial waste collected by the Councils and this latter stream therefore falls within the diversion targets set out in the EU Directive on Landfill, and the recycling targets announced recently.

Council commercial waste collection services differ from household collections in that there is no obligation on businesses to use the Councils’ services. Councils must offer commercial waste collection services if requested (and must also demonstrate that full cost recovery measures are in place). Commercial waste arisings are subject to far greater variations in volumes and frequencies.

The Scottish Government has set municipal waste recycling targets for Councils to meet or exceed 40% by 2010; 50% by 2013; 60% by 2020; and 70% by 2025 and there is considerable debate about the country’s ability to achieve this given the current legislative and financial regimes. The fact that the private sector handles a significant amount of Scotland’s commercial waste means that they have a major role to play if the successes secured by the Councils are to be emulated. This seminar will examine commercial waste recycling in all its aspects and try to identify the limiting factors which will have a bearing on success or otherwise.

This 1 day seminar brings key stakeholders in the waste sector to consider the options for recycling commercial waste. Programme Details here.

Attendees should be prepared to contribute to the discussion session.

Audience numbers will be limited to 50 on a ‘first come’ basis.

If you would like to attend the seminar, please complete the attached form and return to Mary Harley by fax on 0141 273 1430 or email to Download the booking form here.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely


Mary Harley

Office Manager

Caledonian Environment Centre

Glasgow Caledonian University

5th Floor, Buchanan House

Cowcaddens Road

Glasgow G4 0BA

T: +44 (0) 141 273 1404

F: +44 (0) 141 273 1430


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