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Pilot for Flatted Properties: Household Waste Recycling

Campaign Launch

This scheme began in July 2004 following the success of the household waste kerbside recycling scheme that was reported in the follow up campaign with the message 'Recycling is up 77%'. The decision was made to pilot a similar scheme to flatted properties. The scheme was adapted to make it more suitable for this property type.

You may have seen A3 information posters in your close and these bin stickers explaining what should go in which bin.

  Bin Decal   Bin Decal
Current Scheme Information

This scheme is currently available to 1,200 flatted properties in East Renfrewshire. Up to two blue bins are provided for shared use between four households. The bins are clearly labelled to show what materials are accepted in each of them.

  • Cans- aluminium & steel
  • Glass- bottles & jars (no broken glass)
  • Clean card (e.g. cereal boxes, greeting cards)
  • Computer paper
  • Unwanted mail (no envelopes)
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Telephone directories (including Yellow Pages)

A3 information posters were used to provide further details of the scheme. The posters aim to answer questions like 'WHO should recycle?', 'WHAT can I recycle?' and 'WHY should I recycle?'

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

If you want to know more about the scheme, please contact East Renfrewshire Council's recycling helpline on 0141 577 3001.

Recent Campaign Phase

Waste Aware East Renfrewshire seeks to keep you informed about what materials you can recycle. Your bin stickers and A3 information posters were recently updated to state that Yellow Pages and light card could now be accepted on this scheme.

Recycling helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0141 577 3001
Campaign Leaflet
View the campaign leaflet. Please note: collection dates have been omitted.
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