We are committed to managing waste generated within East Ayrshire in a responsible manner, and to fulfilling the aims of the Zero Waste Plan for Scotland which was published in June 2010. The Zero Waste Plan sets out the Scottish Government's vision for a zero waste society. This vision describes a Scotland where all waste is seen as a resource; waste is minimised; valuable resources are not disposed of in landfills, and most waste is sorted, leaving only limited amounts to be treated.
As such the approach adopted by East Ayrshire includes:
- minimising the generation of waste from the domestic and commercial waste streams
- maximising the recycling and reuse of any waste generated
- maximising the opportunity to engage with partner organisations to achieve recycling and composting targets as demanded by Scottish, National and European legislation
- maximising the diversion of waste from landfill
Through promotion of national schemes such as Love Food Hate Waste, Positive Packaging and Stop The Drop; the provision and continued development of domestic and commercial kerbside collection services, East Ayrshire Council is proactively working towards the aspirations detailed within the Zero Waste Plan.
In 2014 a Recycling Customer Charter was introduced describing the service expected from us and your responsibilities as a householder.