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Agricultural Waste

Agricultural waste should be disposed of safely and without harm to the environment. With the introduction of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2005, meant that farms now have a duty of care to dispose of their waste like any other business.

The duty of care requires:

Agricultural waste can be disposed of using the Council’s kerbside collection service (details and prices can be found in the charging register on pages 26-30) or by taking the waste yourself to our waste transfer stations Chinglebraes or Bossack (details of materials accepted, and prices can be found in the charging register on pages 33-37 available from the 'Related Links' section of this page).

Avoidance or minimalised waste is another option for farms through product design, recycling schemes and ‘take back’ services for veterinary or machinery wastes.

Burning on-farm waste

On 1 January 2019, the burning of most on-farm waste came to an end.

To comply with this, farmers have a number of options available to them:

For any further advice please contact SEPA on 01856871080. To access Chinglebraes or to take up a kerbside bin collection, please contact the Council on 01856873535 extension 2320.

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