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Campaign Launch

The Waste Aware Renfrewshire Recycling Campaign began in March 2005, introducing residents of Renfrewshire to new recycling schemes: a multimaterial household waste kerbside collection in addition to an extended garden waste collection, a paper collection for tenements and mini recycling centres for flats.

Residents were introduced to the scheme through press adverts. You may remember seeing one of these:

Current Scheme Information

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

2 BOX & BROWN BIN
Currently 47,500 households in Renfrewshire have been provided with a blue box and a green box for recycling multimaterial household waste, and a brown bin for recycling garden waste as detailed below:

Blue Box
  • Brochures
  • Small cardboard boxes and card packaging (flattened)
  • Catalogues
  • Computer/writing paper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Telephone directories
  • Textiles

Green Box

  • Cans and food tins (aluminium and steel)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles with the PET and HDPE symbols

Brown Bin

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves/twigs etc
  • Small branches
  • Hedge clippings
  • Flowers, plants & weeds

BLUE BIN FOR TENEMENTS
Currently approximately 20,000 households in Renfrewshire have been provided with a communal blue bin (one blue bin has been provided for every 4 households) for recycling paper, as detailed below:
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures, leaflets and catalogues
  • Telephone directories (including Yellow Pages)
  • Computer/writing paper
  • Junk mail contents
  • Small cardboard boxes
  • Card packaging

BLUE BINS FOR RURAL PROPERTIES
Currently 1,200 rural households in Renfrewshire have been provided with a blue bin for recycling paper, as detailed below:
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures, leaflets and catalogues
  • Telephone directories (including Yellow Pages)
  • Computer/writing paper
  • Junk mail contents
  • Small cardboard boxes
  • Card packaging
Please note: This service alternates fortnightly with your general waste collection.

MINI RECYCLING CENTRES FOR FLATS
New mini recycling centres have been provided near flats to allow residents to recycle the materials detailed below:
  • Paper (newspaper, magazines & contents of
  • unwanted mail)
  • Small cardboard boxes (flattened) & card packaging
  • Drinks cans *(at suitable sites)
  • Glass bottles & jars *(at suitable sites)

Part of the campaign involves the delivery of leaflets, which provide further details of the schemes. The leaflets 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 use the drop down menu on the right.

If you need another leaflet containing calendar dates for when your bins are collected, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact Renfrewshire Council's recycling helpline on
0141 842 440
or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

Recent Campaign Phase

In October 2005, a Waste Aware survey was conducted during which doorstep surveyors consulted 449 residents from across Renfrewshire.
The research indicated that 74%
of Renfrewshire residents are now using the new recycling schemes. Adverts appeared in local press
to feed this message back to residents and a report will soon
be available with the rest of the survey's findings.
  Public Consultation Press Advert



 
recycling helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0141 842 440
Campaign Leaflet
To view a leaflet please select one from the list below. Please note: collection dates have been omitted.

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