Waste Management

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 2nd December 2002.

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Photo of Ross Finnie Ross Finnie Liberal Democrat

In my reply to question S1W-23475 on 7 March 2002, announcing grant for 2001-02, I confirmed that the Executive would provide additional funding to local authorities to assist them with costs arising from the new regulations on the disposal of fridges, freezers and other domestic appliances containing ozone depleting substances. I can now confirm that the Executive has allocated £3.3 million for 2002-03 to assist with these additional costs. This funding will be allocated to local authorities as set out in the following table:

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Local Authority


Aberdeen City






Argyll and Bute




Dumfries and Galloway


Dundee City


East Ayrshire


East Dunbartonshire


East Lothian


East Renfrewshire


Edinburgh City


Eilean Siar






Glasgow City










North Ayrshire


North Lanarkshire


Orkney Islands


Perth and Kinross




Scottish Borders


Shetland Islands


South Ayrshire


South Lanarkshire




West Dunbartonshire


West Lothian


Not only will this new funding assist councils in meeting their obligations but it will also contribute to a higher quality of life for local communities by reducing the potential for discarded fridges to be abandoned illegally.

The specific grant resources this year will be distributed using the existing GAE distribution formula for waste disposal. From next year, support for local authority expenditure on the disposal of fridges will be included within the general local government settlement, using the same distribution formula.

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