The commitment asks resource and waste management firms to provide customers with high-quality recycling services, offer advice on preventing waste and using resources efficiently, have user-friendly contracts and charging structures, and enable customers to give feedback.
As part of the commitment, from January all Scottish business customers of Biffa will be offered systems for recycling metals, plastics, glass, paper and card, and food waste, in compliance with the new regulations, which come into force in January 2014.
Willie Sinclair, major account manager at Biffa, said: “Resource efficiency and the circular economy are of critical importance in a sustainable Scotland, and at Biffa we’re proud to be doing our bit to help deliver a more sustainable future.”
“Biffa has been working closely with Zero Waste Scotland over a number of months to develop a service that not only delivers on the new regulations but also adds value for our customers.”
From January, all businesses will be required to separate waste materials for collection and recycling.
Larger food businesses will be required to present food waste for separate collection, with that rule applying to all food businesses from January 2016.