'Zero Waste' means avoiding the creation of waste. However, once created, waste should be considered as a valuable material resource that needs to be brought back into use within the Scottish economy.

To achieve a Zero Waste society across Scotland, we need commitment from everyone in the Falkirk Council area.

Our Zero Waste Strategy 2012-2022 are the guidelines which help us manage the waste within our control. The Zero Waste Strategy will be regularly reviewed to make sure it accommodates any further measures.

Under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, we must reduce the amount of material being sent to landfill. This can only be achieved with the help of every resident, community and business within the Falkirk Council area.

You can download our Zero Waste Strategy:

Zero Waste Strategy 2012-2022

You can also download the Scottish Government's National Zero Waste Plan.