Argyll and Bute Council's Draft Waste Strategy consultation


Argyll and Bute Council's Draft Waste Strategy consultation

We have developed a new draft Waste Strategy and would welcome your feedback on it. You can find out more about our draft Waste Strategy in our news release here.

Read our draft Waste Strategy here >

The consultation will be open until Friday 19 July 2019 and can be found here:

Argyll and Bute Council's Draft Waste Strategy Consultation >

The consultation should take you around 10 minutes to complete and we thank you in advance for taking part.

You can also complete the consultation by hard copy:

You can return your hard copies : 

  • To your local customer service point 
  • By post: Waste Strategy Project Manager, Roads and Amenity Services, Argyll and Bute Council, 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD
  • By e-mail: 

What we will use the consultation results for

Your consultation response will be used to develop and shape our Waste Strategy.

The results 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. Details from this consultation will also be used in future lobbying with Scottish Government and industry.

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.


Consultation dates: 

14 Jun 2019 to 19 Jul 2019