Disposal of waste alcoholic beverages from licensed premises regulatory guidance

Guidance for operators of licensed premises who have unused casked/kegged beer, and other similar beverages, arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance applies only in Scotland.

SEPA is committed to supporting everyone it regulates during the COVID-19 public health emergency, while maintaining protection of Scotland’s environment.

During this period, we expect regulated businesses to make their best endeavours to meet their environmental obligations and we are helping regulated businesses to adjust and adapt, recognising that resources and capacities are severely constrained.

SEPA is clear we expect everyone we regulate to make their best endeavours to meet their environmental obligations. We expect operators to be ensuring that the impacts of COVID-19 on the environment are minimised.

This guidance is aimed at operators of licensed premises who have unused casked/kegged beer and other similar beverages arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It sets out a hierarchy of options available and the considerations to take into account when deciding how to deal with this waste.

 

Temporary regulatory position statement on the disposal of waste alcoholic beverages

 

Disposal of waste alcoholic beverages from licensed premises regulatory guidance

Contact information

For more information on disposal and recovering duty, businesses should contact the British Beer and Pub association.

Further advice on options within the waste hierarchy is available from a number of organisations such as:

Location of your nearest AD site: