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Cash pledge for Scottish construction waste recycling capacity

Grants to boost construction waste processing capacity in Scotland have been launched in an effort to increase facilities for contractors.

The capital grants from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) were a response to feedback from Scottish construction contractors, which said the waste management industry had insufficient capacity to handle their waste.

WRAP director for Scotland Iain Gulland said: We are specifically interested in proposals that will significantly increase the quantity and quality of non-inert fractions of construction and demolition waste materials recovered, separated and recycled from construction sites.

There is already a similar programme running in England and one proposed for Wales, both of which are targeting the same waste stream.

The programme covers a wide range of materials, including off-cuts and waste timber, plastics, packaging waste and soils. It is open to companies wanting to develop new or existing waste processing of non-inert materials and recycling facilities and provides up to 30% of the total costs of plant, equipment and infrastructure.

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