What can I recycle in my area?
I am not interested in recycling – it is too much trouble.
Does it cost anything to recycle?
How can I start a recycling collection in my workplace?
Where can I find out more about recycling?
What is being done in my area to meet national targets?
How can I report incidents of flytipping/illegal dumping of waste?
Recycling services are being expanded and updated all the time to help us meet our target of recycling 25% of household waste by 2006. This website is updated regularly with new facilities and schemes across Scotland to help you recycle more of your waste.
To find out what is accepted via kerbside schemes in your area, please click here. To find out what is accepted at Recycling Centres and Recycling Points in your area, please click here.
It is important that everyone works together and takes responsibility for the waste that we all produce. Disposal of waste into landfill sites is not sustainable and is harmful to the environment. Most people in Scotland want to be able to recycle more and new infrastructure is continually being developed to help us to do this. You can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your waste to lessen the impact that you have on our environment. Recycling recovers value from waste that would otherwise be disposed of, saving energy, natural resources and helping to prevent global warming.
No, not if you are a private householder. In many areas, kerbside recycling schemes are provided as part of the waste collection service that you are entitled to as a resident in your Local Authority. If you take waste to your local Recycling Centres and Points, there is no charge for using these facilities.
To find out what facilities are available in your area, please click here.
If you want to arrange for paper or other materials to be collected from your workplace for recycling, you can contact John W Hannay & Co Ltd at www.hannay.co.uk or telephone 01355 225455. You can also recycle used printer, photocopier and fax machine cartridges from your workplace (see Cartridges). To find out how you can recycle your old office IT equipment, see WEEE.
For further information on recycling in your area, please click here. Information is available on the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle initiatives operating in all of Scotland’s thirty-two Local Authority areas. You can also see the Area Waste Plan for your area, which outlines how you are going to meet our waste reduction and recycling targets.
The Scottish Flytipping Forum has launched a Stopline Number, as part of the Dumb Dumpers campaign, to report incidences of waste being dumped where it should not be. If you see someone dumping their waste illegally, try to record their vehicle numberplate, the time and place, then you can call 0845 2 30 40 90 to report it. For more information on flytipping and the Dumb Dumpers campaign, please click here.