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Linlithgow Kerbside Recycling Scheme

Who

The Scottish Waste Awareness Group, through the 'Waste Aware Scotland' programme is working towards changing current public attitudes and behaviour towards domestic waste. We are working in partnership with West Lothian Council to encourage public participation in Linlithgow's new kerbside recycling scheme. The success of this scheme is dependent on YOUR participation. Details of how to use the kerbside collection scheme are outlined below:

 

What

It is important that only the correct materials go into your BLUE bin as this makes the sorting process easier.

The following items are allowed in your Blue bin:

  • Cans
  • Paper (No envelopes - the glue contaminates the reprocessing of the material)
  • Card
  • Computer Paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone Directories (No Yellow Pages - the yellow dye contaminates the reprocessing of the material)
  • Plastics: only PET and HDPE plastic is allowed in the Blue bin. Below are the symbols for PET and HDPE plastic. These symbols are commonly marked on plastic bottles and containers.
To see specific information provided by RECOUP with regards to recycling plastic click here.

It is important that only the correct materials go into your BROWN bin to ensure that good quality compost is produced.

The following items are allowed in your Brown bin:

  • Coffee grounds & tea bags
  • Egg shells
  • Flowers & plants
  • Uncooked fruit & vegetable waste
  • Garden weeds
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Leaves & bark
  • Small branches
  • Straw & twigs

 

The GREY bin is only for materials that cannot be placed in either your BLUE or BROWN bins.

Why

After your recyclates are collected they are sorted and reprocessed.

Cans are taken to Blochairn Recycling Facility and then sent on to be recycled into cans, sheet metal and building materials.

Paper is taken to Blochairn Recycling Facility and then sent to paper mills to be recycled into a variety of paper products.

Plastics are taken to Blochairn Recycling Facility and then sent on to be recycled into new plastic products such as garden furniture.

Garden Waste is taken to the Council's composting facility. The compost produced will be used for landscaping.

When

The calendar supplied with your bins, as part of the information leaflet shows the weeks when your blue, brown and grey bins are collected.
If you have not received a copy of the information leaflet you can either contact us at info@wascot.org.uk or phone 01506 777 810.

  • Blue bin (every 4 weeks)
  • Brown bin (every 4 weeks)
  • Grey bin (fortnightly)

This means that you still put only one bin out for collection per week. This should go out by 7am on your normal collection day with the lid closed and the handles facing the kerb.

The main campaign of the Linlithgow Kerbside Recycling scheme starts on the 9th June 2003. The first Brown bin collection is on the 9th June 2003.

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