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A-Z Disposal Guide

Recycle is the third and final level of the waste hierarchy. Recycling recovers value from things that would otherwise simply be disposed of. It means that fewer natural resources are being exploited. The more people that recycle, the cheaper the products will be.

There are many things you can recycle such as glass, paper, steel and aluminium from cans and foil, plastics. Different systems are available to help us recycle materials; the most common ones are bring systems (e.g. bottle banks) or kerbside collection schemes. The second example is being introduced by many local authorities across Scotland and will increase steadily over the next decade.

To find out where the recycling point nearest to you is go to www.recycle-more.co.uk, www.wastepoint.co.uk or contact your local authority to find out their recycling plans for your area.

Want to know more?

Below is an A - Z guide that tells you how to deal with all your everyday household and garden waste. It's really easy to use - all you have to do is click on one of the letters below to get a list of all the types of waste starting with that letter and how to deal with it.

The information in this guide was taken from a variety of sources, including Viridor's "Too Good To Waste", a guide which was researched and published by Edinburgh Recycling and Viridor Waste Management, for further information visit their website at www.leep.org.uk

 

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