Publication - Guidance

Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) 2018

Published: 17 May 2018
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781788518932

This Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (COPLAR) provides guidance on fulfilling the duties under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 89.

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Contents
Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) 2018
Annex A

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Annex A

Zone

Description

Location Type

Example
(Relevant in 2018*)

1

Areas subject to extremely high footfall and/or vehicular movement and/or very high number of potential litter sources.

This means areas that have the highest risk of litter regularly occurring or accumulating such as:

Major city centres

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Very busy visitor attractions

Helix, the home of the Kelpies

Edinburgh Castle

Strathclyde Country Park

Areas in and around regular event locations

Scottish Events Campus

Hampden, Scotland’s National Stadium

Primary commercial and retail areas in city centres

Princes Street Edinburgh

Buchanan Street Glasgow

Major transport hubs

Waverley Train Station, Edinburgh

Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow

Land of designated educational institutions – schools, colleges, universities

University of Strathclyde

Aberdeen College City Campus

Other land, including canal land**, roads of 40mph or less, waterways and embankments, railway land and track within 100 metres of a railway station platform end, all within and around these areas with equivalent footfall/vehicle movements

As a guide this should include areas where the average hourly footfall/vehicle movements is more than 1,000 over a 7 day period and/or 20 or more high risk potential litter sources.

2

Areas subject to high footfall and/or vehicular movement and/or high number of potential litter sources.

This means areas that have a high risk of litter regularly occurring or accumulating such as:

Small city centres and large town centres

Perth

Hamilton

Falkirk

High density residential areas mixed with retail premises

Gorgie Road, Edinburgh

Popular visitor attractions

Stirling Castle

Primary commercial and retail areas in large towns/city suburbs

Livingston Designer Outlet

Large, heavily used industrial estates

Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen

Busy recreational land – beaches, parks, walks, cycle paths, canal land** etc.

Glasgow Green

Aberdeen beach boulevard

Transport interchanges in busy public areas – car parks, bus stations, railways stations, ports, harbours, airports.

Aberdeen Airport

Seagate Bus Station, Dundee

Land of designated educational institutions – schools, colleges, universities

Holyrood Secondary School

Other land, roads of 40mph or less, waterways and embankments, railway land and track within 100 metres of a railway station platform end, all within and around these areas with equivalent footfall/vehicle movements

As a guide this should include areas where the average hourly footfall/vehicle movements is 601-1,000 over a 7 day period and/or 15-19 high risk potential litter sources.

3

Areas subject to moderate footfall and/or vehicular movement and/or a moderate number of potential litter sources.

This means areas that have a moderate risk of litter regularly occurring or accumulating such as:

Medium town centres

Kirkintilloch

Stonehaven

High density residential areas – predominately terraced, flatted, where more than 50% of the dwelling have no off road parking

Seaton, Aberdeen

Merkinch, Inverness

Moderately used visitor attractions

Nevis Range

Secondary retail, office and commercial areas

St Catherine’s retail park, Perth

Moderately used Industrial estates and business parks

Dryburgh Industrial Estate, Dundee

Moderately used recreation land – beaches, parks, walks, cycle paths, canals land**

Callendar Park

Transport interchanges with moderate usage – car parks, bus stations, railway stations, ports, harbours

Falkirk Bus Station

Land of designated educational institutions – schools, colleges, universities

Mearns Primary School

Other land, roads of 40mph or less, waterways and embankments, railway land and track within 100 metres of a railway station platform end, all within and around these areas with equivalent footfall/vehicle movements

As a guide this should include areas where the average hourly footfall/vehicle movements is 301-600 over a 7 day period and/or 10-14 high risk potential litter sources.

4

Areas subject to low footfall and/or vehicular movement and/or low number of potential litter sources.

This means areas that have a low risk of litter regularly occurring or accumulating such as:

Small town/village centres

Huntly

Duns

Moderate to Low density residential areas – 50% or more dwellings have off road parking

Kinnaird Village, Larbert

Suburbs of towns

Monkton Hall

Low use industrial estates, business parks

Tillybrake Industrial Estate, Banchory

Low usage recreational land – beaches, parks, walks, cycle paths, canal land**

Roseburn Park, Edinburgh

Transport interchanges with low usage – car parks, bus stations, railway stations, ports, harbours

Alloa railway station

Land of designated educational institutions – schools, colleges, universities

Ullapool High School

Machanhill Primary School

Other land, roads of 40mph or less, waterways and embankments, railway land and track within 100 metres of a railway station platform end, all within and around these areas with equivalent footfall/vehicle movements

As a guide this should include areas where the average hourly footfall/vehicle movements is 20-300 over a 7 day period and/or 5-9 high risk potential litter sources.

5

Areas subject to very low/no footfall and/or vehicular movement and/or few/no potential litter sources.

This means areas that have little risk of litter regularly occurring or accumulating such as:

Land that is publically accessible subject to infrequent or little use, includes remote beaches

Large parts of Highlands where land is publically accessible but infrequently visited

Land of designated educational institutions – schools, colleges, universities

Gartmore Primary School

Other land including canal land**, roads of 40mph or less, waterways and embankments, railway land and track within 100 metres of a railway station platform end, all within and around these areas with equivalent footfall/vehicle movements

As a guide this should include areas where the average hourly footfall/vehicle movements is less than 20 over a 7 day period and/or 0-4 high risk potential litter sources.

6

Roads over 40mph and Operational Railway Land.

Any road/above the 40 mph speed limit including all surfaces within the road boundary.

Operational railway land including the track, tracksides through to the fence line, excluding land and track within 100 metres of a railway station platform.

* the body that holds the duty/ies is responsible for allocating zones and updating these

** as detailed in the Litter (Statutory Undertakers) (Designation and Relevant Land) Order 1991


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