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Self catering collections

By law, all businesses in Scotland have a responsibility to safely and legally store, transport and dispose of their waste without harming the environment

Holiday accommodation owners

If you own a guesthouse, B&B, holiday let or self catering property, you have a icon Duty of Care [104Kb] to deal with your waste correctly and in line with legislation.

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 stipulate businesses must take all reasonable steps to separate the following materials for recycling:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic (bottles, pots, punnets, tubs and trays)
  • Metals (cans and tins)
  • Glass (bottles and jars)

If you are currently using the Council's domestic waste collection and disposal services for your controlled waste (including tipping at Recycling Centres without a Commercial Recycling Permit), then you are doing so unlawfully.

What happens next?

The Commercial Waste Team will be writing out to all properties registered as a non-domestic rate payer, and classified as a guesthouse, B&B, holiday let or self catering property, who are currently using Perth & Kinross Council domestic waste and/or recycling containers.

If you are using Council domestic services, and wish to continue with their use, please contact the Commercial Waste Team to arrange the set-up of a chargeable contract.

If you have an existing contract in place with another commercial waste provider, you will be asked to complete and return a declaration form which will be included in your letter. Arrangements will then be made to remove any Council containers from the property.

If we do not hear from you after 21 days of receiving the letter, all Council containers will be removed from your property.

More information

For advice or a no-obligation quote, contact the Commercial Waste Team.

For more information on the services offered or to arrange a Zero Waste Compliance visit, please see our Services for Businesses pages.

Contact details

Commercial Waste Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476