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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36 page PDF

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

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Footnotes

1. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 89

2. The Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (COPLAR) 2006

3. National Litter Strategy: Towards a Litter-Free Scotland

4. The ‘Christie Commission’ was established by the Scottish Government to develop recommendations for the future delivery of public services. It published its report in 2011

5. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 91

6. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 92

7. Comprised of Scottish Government, Association for Public Service Excellence, COSLA, Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Network Rail, Scottish Canals, Transport Scotland, Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and a former Christie Commission member.

8. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 34 regarding duty of care (see Duty of Care – A Code of Practice)

9. The Litter (Animal Droppings) Order 1991 was made under Section 86 (14) and (15) of the Act and applies the provisions in Part IV of the Act on refuse to dog faeces on most types of public land. No further orders have been made with regards to animal droppings

10. UK Roads Liaison Group’s ‘Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure’ code of practice

11. The original definitions for bodies are provided in sections 86 and 98 of the Act, and are supplemented by the Litter (Statutory Undertakers) (Designation and Relevant Land) Order 1991, the Litter (Designated Educational Institutions) Order 1991 and The Railways Act 1993 (Consequential Modifications) Order 1999

12. The Act, Section 86 (13)

13. The Litter (Statutory Undertakers) (Designation and Relevant Land) Order 1991, as amended by Litter (Statutory Undertakers) (Designation and Relevant Land) (Amendment) Order 1992 which adds article 1 (3).

14. The National Oceanography Centre defines the height of mean high water springs as “the average throughout the year (when the average maximum declination of the moon is 23.5°) of two successive high waters during those periods of 24 hours when the range of the tide is at its greatest. The height of the mean low water springs is the average height obtained by the two successive low waters during the same period.”

15. Scotland’s National Marine Plan, 2015

16. As made by the Bathing Water (Scotland) Regulations 2008

17. The Litter (Statutory Undertakers) (Designation and Relevant Land) Order 1991

18. The Railways Act 1993 (Consequential Modifications) Order 1999

19. The Litter (Statutory Undertakers) (Designation and Relevant Land) (Amendment) Order 1992

20. The Litter Control Areas Order 1991

21. The Litter Control Areas (Amendment) Order 1997

22. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 ( Section 1) makes it an offence if any person intentionally or recklessly takes, damages or destroys or otherwise interferes with the nest of any bird whilst the nest is in use. It is also an offence under the same section to obstruct or prevent any wild bird from using its nest.

23. The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

24. National Litter Strategy: Towards a Litter-free Scotland, Influencing Behaviour Annex B


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