A new pay offer has been made to try and bring widespread strike action by council staff to an end.
Walk outs by cleansing workers across the country have seen bins overflow and recycling centres close over the pay dispute.
Council leaders have tabled a new offer following discussions on Sunday.
The three unions representing staff, Unite, GMB and Unison, will now consider COSLA’s latest deal for their members.
The unions are looking for a deal similar to that struck in England with a flat rate pay increase of £1,925.
They rejected a previous offer that would see workers receive a 5% rise regardless of where on the pay scale their salaries fell meaning most of the money would go to the best paid staff.
It comes as hundreds of schools and nurseries are scheduled to close for three days next week, while more than 20 councils suffer under bin strikes.
No details of this latest offer have been made public yet.
Councillor Katie Hagmann, COSLA resources spokesperson said: “We remain in intense active discussions with our Trade Union colleagues.”