Launch Sort It

Kerbside Recycling- let's get it sorted

Campaign Launch

East Renfrewshire's current kerbside recycling scheme began in August 2003 with the introduction of brown bins for garden waste kerbside recycling.

October 2003 saw the introduction of blue boxes for cans and glass, and white sacks for paper and light card.

The schemes were introduced by Waste Aware East Renfrewshire Teaser Campaigns. The teaser campaigns aimed to raise anticipation among local residents. They used statistics from the Public Attitudes to Waste in East Renfrewshire report, and referred to the percentage of people in East Renfrewshire willing to participate in a kerbside collection of different types of recyclates (materials that can be recycled).

You may remember seeing adtrailers, flyers or posters like these around East Renfrewshire:
  Teaser Bus Shelter
Teaser Adtrailer

Current Scheme Information

The Waste Aware East Renfrewshire Kerbside Recycling Campaign aims to promote the following schemes:

BROWN BIN SCHEME
Currently around 27,500 households in East Renfrewshire have been provided with a brown bin for recycling garden waste, as detailed below:
  • Flowers and plants
  • Hedge clippings
  • Lawn mowings and weeds
  • Sawdust and wood shavings
  • Small branches and bark
BIOBAG FOR FLATS SCHEME
Following the success of last year's garden waste kerbside recycling scheme, 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.

Currently around 160 flatted properties in East Renfrewshire have been provided with a biobag for garden waste, as detailed above.
BLUE BOX & WHITE SACK SCHEME
Currently around 12,000 residents in East Renfrewshire have beeen provided with a blue box and white sack for recycling household waste as detailed below:

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

2 BLUE BINS PILOT FOR FLATS SCHEME
This scheme is currently available to 1,000 flatted properties in East Renfrewshire. 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.

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


Part of the campaign involves the delivery of guides, which provide further details of the scheme. The guide 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 guide or leaflet containing calendar dates for when your blue box and white sack are collected, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact East Renfrewshire Council's recycling helpline on 0141 577 3001.


Recent Campaign Phase

In February 2005, a Waste Aware survey was conducted during which doorstep surveyors consulted 451 residents from across East Renfrewshire. To view the report, please click here

From Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th May East Renfrewshire Council celebrated compost awareness week at the Waste Recycling Technology Centre in Rouken Glen Park. Guided tours and a compost accessories give away were some of the features of this week. Banners, flyers and press ads were used to promote these events.


You may remember seeing this press advert:
  Press Advert
 
Recycling helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0141 577 3001
Campaign Leaflet
View the campaign guide . Please note: collection dates have been omitted.
Change Campaigns
To view a different campaign please select one from the list below.
Top of Page
Text only version
Home
Frequently Asked Questions
Forum
Glossary
SWAG Vacancies
Site Map
Contact Us