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Kerbside Recycling - let's get it sorted

Campaign Launch

This campaign began with a Waste Aware East Dunbartonshire teaser campaign in November 2004.

Householders were introduced to the kerbside recycling scheme by a Waste Aware East Dunbartonshire teaser campaign. The teaser campaign aimed to raise anticipation among residents of East Dunbartonshire with the message '87% of people living in East Dunbartonshire want to recycle at home. (We're starting in early 2005)'

This statistic was taken from the Public Attitudes to Waste in East Dunbartonshire report, and referred to the percentage of people in East Dunbartonshire willing to participate in a kerbside recycling collection.

You may remember seeing press adverts, billboards, bus shelter adverts, or promobikes, like these around East Dunbartonshire:

Current Scheme Information

Currently 34,134 households in East Dunbartonshire have been provided with a Blue Box for paper and plastic bottles, and the black box for cans and glass, as detailed below. You can now recycle Yellow Pages and all plastic bottles in your blue box.

Blue Box
  • Paper - all types
  • Plastic bottles - all types
  • Thin card
  • Yellow Pages

Black Box
  • Cans (aluminium & steel)
  • Glass (bottles & jars)

Green Bin

  • Bark, sawdust & wood shavings
  • Branches & twigs
  • Flowers and plants
  • Garden weeds
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves

Part of the campaign involves the delivery of leaflets, which provide further details of the scheme. The leaflet aims to answer questions like 'WHO should recycle?', 'WHAT can I recycle?', 'WHY should I recycle?' and 'WHEN can I recycle?

To view a leaflet, please select link on the right.

If you need another leaflet containing calendar dates for when your bins are collected, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact East Dunbartonshire Council's recycling helpline on 0845 045 0157 or visit

Recent Campaign Phase

In February 2006 Waste Aware East Dunbartonshire's second Follow Up Campaign began. This campaign was aimed at thanking residents for their participation in the kerbside recycling scheme. It also provided an update on how successful the scheme was, encouraging householders to continue their efforts with the message: 'Over 20% of waste in East Dunbartonshire is now being recycled.

You may remember seeing these billboards around East Dunbartonshire:

  Follow Up 2  
Recycling Helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0845 045 0157
Campaign Leaflet
View the campaign leaflet. Please note: collection dates have been omitted.

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