Business Waste Survey Reports

Business waste accounts for around one third of the controlled waste produced in Scotland.  It is the waste produced by public sector organisations and commercial and industrial companies, such as factories, utility and transport companies, shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, schools and hospitals.

Waste from commercial enterprises, such as shops and offices, tends to be quite similar in nature while waste produced by industrial processes can vary considerably.

Further information on the way SEPA collects data on business waste can be found on the business waste surveys page.

SEPA has produced reports on the types and quantities of business waste produced in Scotland

It is important to note that the estimates in the reports are subject to large confidence intervals and the results therefore are indicative only.

Further information on trends in business waste is available in the Waste Data Digest: Key Facts and Trends document (see link opposite).