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

Allocation

Aberdeen City

£119,770

Aberdeenshire

£196,608

Angus

£81,138

Argyll and Bute

£83,108

Clackmannanshire

£27,531

Dumfries and Galloway

£128,295

Dundee City

£80,212

East Ayrshire

£73,496

East Dunbartonshire

£60,281

East Lothian

£58,555

East Renfrewshire

£48,717

Edinburgh City

£255,132

Eilean Siar

£29,379

Falkirk

£82,212

Fife

£208,286

Glasgow City

£340,484

Highland

£199,211

Inverclyde

£46,193

Midlothian

£48,429

Moray

£61,909

North Ayrshire

£84,144

North Lanarkshire

£180,301

Orkney Islands

£21,495

Perth and Kinross

£107,147

Renfrewshire.

£98,758

Scottish Borders

£87,244

Shetland Islands

£25,309

South Ayrshire

£75,317

South Lanarkshire

£183,568

Stirling

£64,381

West Dunbartonshire

£52,083

West Lothian

£91,305

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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