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Waste Aware Lothian & Borders

Lothian & Borders: Facilities

Recycling in the Lothian & Borders area is mainly done via Recycling Centres and Points.

Click on the links below to go directly to your area.

East Lothian

In East Lothian you can recycle:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • cooking oil
  • engine oil
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper
  • scrap metal
  • textiles

ELVON (East Lothian Voluntary Organisations Network) have facilities to re-use old furniture and computers.

The East Lothian Kerbside Paper Collection is in operation throughout some parts of East Lothian. For more details on this scheme, please click here.

For further information on what can be recycled and where in East Lothian, please click here.

WEEE Partnership

The WEEE Partnership collects old electrical and electronic equipment for recycling and can arrange collections if you have several items for recycling, eg office IT equipment.
Contact: John Burnett, tel: 0131 663 1131, email: iwmg@btconnect.com

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Midlothian

In Midlothian you can recycle:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • books
  • car batteries
  • car tyres (from the public)
  • cooking oil
  • engine oil
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper
  • scrap metal
  • textiles

For further information on what can be recycled and where in Midlothian, please click here.

WEEE Partnership

The WEEE Partnership collects old electrical and electronic equipment for recycling and can arrange collections if you have several items for recycling, eg office IT equipment.
Contact: John Burnett, tel: 0131 663 1131, email: iwmg@btconnect.co

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West Lothian

In West Lothian you can recycle:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • builders waste
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • garden waste
  • gas cylinders
  • glass bottles and jars
  • newspaper
  • oil
  • plastic
  • textiles
  • tyres

There is also a Kerbside Recycling scheme in operation in West Lothian. For more information on this scheme, please click here.

WEEE Partnership

The WEEE Partnership collects old electrical and electronic equipment for recycling and can arrange collections if you have several items for recycling, eg office IT equipment.
Contact: John Burnett, tel: 0131 663 1131, email: iwmg@btconnect.com

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Edinburgh

In Edinburgh you can recycle:

  • aerosols (in can points)
  • aluminium and steel cans
  • aluminium foil (in can points)
  • books
  • cardboard
  • engine oil
  • fridges & freezers
  • garden waste
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper
  • plastic bottles
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • solid wood
  • textiles
  • Yellow Pages (these are now accepted in paper recycling points and kerbside paper collection bags).

For further information on recycling facilities in Edinburgh, please visit Sort It.

There is also a Paper and Garden Waste kerbside collection in certain areas of the city. Please contact Environmental and Consumer Services on tel: 0131 529 3030 for further information or
visit Sort It.

Colinton Community Compost (CCC)

CCC work with adults with learning difficulties and run a kerbside collection of green waste from around 300 households in Colinton. The aim is to promote home composting and divert green waste from the Colinton waste stream.

For more information, please contact Colinton Community Compost at:

Colinton Community Compost
53 Torphin Road
Colinton
Edinburgh
EH13 OPQ
Tel: 0131 441 3479
Fax: 0131 441 2055
Email: sarah@cccompost.freeserve.co.uk

Help your community compost - become a Master Composter.

The Lothian and Edinburgh Environmental Partnership (LEEP) is looking for volunteers who compost to take part in their Master Composter project. Master Composter volunteers will be trained in how to successfully compost at home and will then use this knowledge to encourage others in their community to compost, through presentations, workshops and providing support for new composters.

This is your opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the composting process. Find out exactly what to put in your compost bin, which bin is right for you, how to get the right mix of materials and get answers to all the commonly asked questions about composting at home. Training sessions will also

 
provide an opportunity to visit a larger scale composting site such as Colinton Community Compost.

As part of the Master Composter training, participants will also learn about current recycling projects within Edinburgh and will have access to a range of information produced by LEEP Recycling. Full support will be provided for volunteers from the project officer.

For more information contact:

Emma Clements (LEEP)
36 Newhaven Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5PY
Tel: 0131 538 7957
Email: mastercomposter@leep.org.uk

Edinburgh Furniture Initiative

The project uplifts and delivers donations of usable household items, furniture and household equipment to new tenants on low incomes who are referred to the project.

For more information, please use the following link: http://www.homeless-ecsh.org/EFI.html

Plastic Recycling Points in Edinburgh

Residents of Edinburgh will be glad to hear that they can now recycle thier plastic bottles. Recycling points for empty plastic bottles have been installed at the following locations:

  • Sainsburys , Craigleith;
  • Tesco, Colinton Mains Road;
  • Tesco, Costorphine;
  • Potterow;
  • Cameron Toll;
  • Safeway, Hunter's Tryst;
  • James Gillespie School, Warrender Park Road;
  • Safeway, Piersfield Terrace;
  • Safeway, Ferry Road;
  • Safeway, Gilmerton Road;
  • ASDA, The Jewel;
  • LEEP Headquarters, Elizafield, Newhaven.

WEEE Partnership

The WEEE Partnership collects old electrical and electronic equipment for recycling and can arrange collections if you have several items for recycling, eg office IT equipment.
Contact: John Burnett, tel: 0131 663 1131, email: iwmg@btconnect.com

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Scottish Borders

In the Scottish Borders you can recycle:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • textiles

There is also a Green Waste Collection Scheme in operation from 26th April 2003 to 31st October 2003. This scheme covers those residents living in Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Ancrum and Denholm.

WEEE Partnership

The WEEE Partnership collects old electrical and electronic equipment for recycling and can arrange collections if you have several items for recycling, eg office IT equipment.
Contact: John Burnett, tel: 0131 663 1131, email: iwmg@btconnect.com

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If you have any queries, please email us, or call 01786 468 246.

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