We’re proud to be the first signatory to Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment, announced on Thursday.

The first four organisations to become signatories represent the length and breadth of the waste industry. Changeworks Recycling was first to sign up to the agreement; shortly followed by resource management companies William Tracey Group and Lowmac, and local authority South Ayrshire Council.

The Scottish Government backed initiative, which was launched in April, is designed to set consistent standards for business waste collections and to help deliver the country’s zero waste targets.

In signing up to the commitment organisations agree to:  

  • Provide customers with high quality recycling services
  • Give advice on preventing waste and using resources efficiently
  • Have user-friendly contracts and charging structures; and
  • Enable customers to give feedback.


The commitment has been developed by Zero Waste Scotland in collaboration with the resource management industry and small business representatives. It has the support of key trade bodies including the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland, Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA), Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS), and the Resource Association.

For more information about Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment and how to sign up, visit the Zero Waste Scotland website

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“I’m delighted to see these four organisations leading the way in signing up this commitment, and I hope to see many more follow suit in the near future.


“The new Waste (Scotland) Regulations which come into play next year will drive a change in the way Scotland manages its resources, and this commitment will play an important part in working towards that change.”


Ken McLean, Changeworks, said:

“The Resource Sector Commitment recognises the waste and resource management companies that deliver high quality recycling services, and this award reflects Changeworks Recycling’s leadership in this area.”


Photo: Changeworks Recycling General Manager with Zero Waste Scotland Director Iain Gulland.