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.
For more information visit: www.wrap.org.uk