Argyll and Bute Council's Draft Waste Strategy consultation

Draft Waste Strategy consultation

Argyll and Bute Council's Draft Waste Strategy consultation

 Thank you for your views on the council's draft Waste Strategy. This consultation is now closed and you can view our findings report here:

Read our Waste Strategy Consultation Results Report >

Your consultation responses have been used to develop and shape our Waste Strategy, which is available in Appendix 2 of the report above.

Your feedback will also inform the Council’s response to the ban on Biodegradable Municipal Waste going to landfill and the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme for single use containers. 

Consultation background

We developed a new draft Waste Strategy and asked for your feedback on it.

Read our draft Waste Strategy here >

The consultation closed on Friday 19 July 2019 and a hard copy of the consultation can be found here:


Why do we need a new waste strategy?

Did you know that in 2017/18 Argyll and Bute produced more than 32, 000 tonnes of waste that the council had to send to landfill? That gave us a landfill tax bill of nearly £3 million.

We need to change this – to make savings that will help protect essential council services you use, and to comply with the Scottish Government’s ban on Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW) going into landfill. Simply put, this means that from 2021 household waste that is biodegradable, such as food, garden waste and cardboard, can no longer be disposed of in landfill. 

We need a new strategy to deal with waste that allows the council to continue to provide a high quality and cost effective service on behalf of our 47,000 households and ensures we comply with the new Government regulations.

The council cannot do this alone. We need your help in managing Argyll and Bute’s waste effectively.

We would therefore like your views on our proposed Waste Strategy to help inform the Council’s decision making process on the future of Waste Disposal services.


14 Jun 2019 to 19 Jul 2019