Commercial food waste

What we provide

We can provide a kerbside food waste collection service for food businesses in the following areas classified as non-rural by the Scottish Government:

  • Galashiels
  • Hawick
  • Jedburgh
  • Peebles
  • Selkirk
  • Tweedbank

To check if your premises are designated as rural and therefore exempt from separate food collections under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations use the postcode search.

What is a food business?

A food business is defined as whether for profit or not, public or private, carrying out any activity relating to the processing, distribution, preparation or sale of food.

Under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012

Food businesses (such as cafes, restaurants, food takeaways or staff canteens) in non-rural areas, which produce over 50kg of food waste per week are required to present food waste separately for collection.

Food businesses, except in rural areas, which produce over 5kg of food waste per week are required to present food waste separately for collection.

If you would like more information on this service please contact our Waste and Recycling team online.

A member of staff will contact you to arrange a visit to discuss the food waste collection service and your requirements.