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Garden Waste Kerbside Recycling

Campaign Launch

This campaign began in April 2004. Householders were introduced to the garden waste brown bin scheme through letters and leaflets.

You may remember receiving leaflets like this:

Current Scheme Information

Please note: this collection has stopped over the Winter months and will restart at the end of March 2006.The Waste Aware Edinburgh Garden Waste campaign aims to promote the following schemes:

The City of Edinburgh Council operates this collection scheme. Currently around 94,500 households in Edinburgh have been provided with a brown bin for recycling garden waste, as detailed below:
  • Flowers & plants
  • Garden weeds
  • Grass clippings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves
Please note: There are a small number of properties where the vehicle cannot access for collection.

Colinton Community Compost Group operates this collection scheme. Currently around 600 households have been provided with a bag for garden waste, as detailed above.

As mentioned, 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 brown bin is emptied, or if you want to know more about the kerbside garden waste scheme, please contact the City of Edinburgh Council's recycling helpline on 0131 529 3030.

Recent Campaign Phase

In March, the garden waste kerbside collection scheme began again. Press adverts and a billboard have been used to promote this.

You may remember seeing this billboard on the streets of Edinburgh:
  Main Billboard
Recycling helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0131 529 3030
Campaign Leaflet
View the campaign leaflet. Please note: collection dates have been omitted.
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