Trade waste workshops for city centre businesses


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Businesses in Inverness are being invited to workshop sessions to ensure they are prepared to meet the requirements of the city’s new trade waste policy.

The Council, in conjunction with Zero Waste Scotland, has arranged morning and afternoon sessions to take place on the 1st and 2nd February at Town House, Inverness.

Following the approval by the Inverness City Area Committee on the 30th November, 2017, the Council is implementing a new trade waste policy to tackle issues around commercial waste in the city centre.

The workshop will offer the opportunity for businesses to:-

  • Learn more about the upcoming changes and how it may affect them
  • Learn how they can manage their waste better, recycle more and often save money
  • Find out about the 1-2-1 support available to small and medium sized Enterprises and potential funding for waste prevention equipment;
  • Prepare for the changes using tried-and-tested techniques, best practice examples, and free tools and templates
  • Meet and share experiences with other businesses

The Provost of Inverness, Councillor Helen Carmichael is encouraging businesses to come along to the workshops to find out more about how they can change their current practices of dealing with waste to fit in with the new policy. She said: “It is all about helping to make Inverness a cleaner, greener and safer city which will encourage more visitors to the city centre and help create a positive image for the benefit of all. I am sure these sessions will prove to be very informative and businesses will get lots of top tips on how they can make the changes so I hope as many as possible take up this opportunity and make it to one of the sessions.”

The impact and benefits of the project will be evaluated after 12 months with an update to City of Inverness Area Committee on the findings. 

The workshop sessions will run on both Thursday 1st and Friday 2 February from 10am- 12.30 pm and from 2pm- 4pm. Places do not need to be booked in advance so representatives from businesses can come along on a day and time that suits them best.

A dedicated website provides further information regarding the new trade waste procedure and answers to frequently asked questions.

Should any business or interested party require any further information regarding the new policy, they should contact the Environmental Health team on


23 Jan 2018
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