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Pilot Tenement Recycling

Campaign Launch

A pre-pilot campaign began in December 2004. Letters and leaflets were delivered to households in Gorgie, Edinburgh, who were provided with communal on-street Paper and Packaging Points.

This campaign expanded in July 2005 when 150 households in Dalry were provided with the same service as part of a 1-year pilot with the Scottish Executive. Postcards were used to introduce residents to the pilot scheme.

You may remember receiving this postcard:

Current Scheme Information

Currently 3274 households in the Gorgie-Dalry area have been provided with a Paper Point and a Packaging Point to recycle their paper and packaging waste, as detailed below:

Paper Point
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Yellow Pages
  • Office paper
  • Unwanted mail
  • Other types of white paper

Packaging Point
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Food and drinks cans
  • EMPTY aerosol cans
  • Drinks cartons
  • Envelopes

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, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact The City of Edinburgh Council's recycling helpline on 0131 529 3030.

Recent Campaign Phase

In October 2005, the Follow Up phase of the campaign began. This campaign was aimed at thanking residents for their participation in the scheme. It also provided an update on how successful the scheme was, encouraging householders to continue their efforts with the message: 'Thank you for using your local Paper and Packaging Recycling Points. Over 3 tonnes of waste is being collected every week in your local area for recycling.

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