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Commercial Waste & Recycling


Coronavirus - Waste and recycling services

Please check for latest updates about services changes due to coronavirus


Fife Council Environmental Health know that you are concerned about disposing of your waste. Your waste contractor is still responsible for collecting your waste, timeously and responsibly. Their Business Continuity Plans will continue to ensure your recycled waste is uplifted, but the COVID-19 pandemic may affect this.

Talk to your waste contractor as soon as you can. Tell them immediately if there are any changes that you need to make, i.e. check for alternate service provision given current system, missed uplifts etc.

If you are going to temporarily close your business, you MUST make sure your commercial waste is disposed of. Empty waste containers must be locked and/or stored in a secure area to stop anyone using them while you are away. You must also tell your waste contractor that you are temporarily closing.

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 state you must take ‘reasonable steps to promote high quality recycling’. Despite the current pandemic, these regulations remain unchanged.

Business Waste and Recycling includes a variety of information to help you run your business responsibly and efficiently. The topics range from legal waste responsibilities, recycling, waste storage and litter prevention to finding a waste contractor.

Environmental Health (Duty of Care) deal with a wide range of business waste enquiries including legal responsibilities, food waste/recycling regulations, oil waste and how to manage waste in the workplace.

Our services include carrying out waste audits, directing you to a registered waste contractor and providing useful business waste recommendations.

We also deal with complaints. These may include waste storage, business litter or other business waste issues.

Should you require advice regarding your business waste or wish to make a complaint regarding how a business is managing their waste, you can contact us on the details below.

Contact Duty of Care Waste Team