Reduce and reuse waste
Ways to reduce and reuse waste
Find how you can reduce and reuse waste.
Modern reusable nappies are practical and easy to use and an eco-friendly alternative to disposable nappies. Edinburgh residents can try them out with a subsidised starter kit – visit the Changeworks real nappy website for more information.
Donate reusable household items to the Reuse Cabin at the Community Recycling Centres. Use the interactive Edinburgh charity shop and reuse map to find your nearest charity shop. You can also call the National Reuse phoneline on
0800 0665 820.
The Too Good To Waste guide is an A to Z guide of practical ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in Edinburgh.
Compost your unused fresh fruit and vegetables. For advice, visit the Changeworks home composting website.
For tips on reducing food waste visit the Love Food Hate Waste campaign website.
Make shopping choices that help you save money and help the environment. For more details, visit the Greener Scotland website.
Take the Kitchen Canny Challenge and reduce your household's food waste.
Reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive. For details, visit the Recycle for Scotland website.
You can avoid the carrier bag charge and help make Edinburgh a greener city by re-using your carrier bags.