Waste education resources
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Find out why it is important to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, what happens to your waste and how you can help to meet our national recycling and waste prevention targets.
Find out more about the waste hierarchy and how we currently manage our waste.
Learn more about how we manage our resources and what we do with our waste in Edinburgh.
Read about why we need to think about alternatives to sending waste to landfill.
Read more about reducing your waste and ways to cut back on the amount of waste we produce.
Read more about reusing your waste and learn about ways to reuse waste items.
Read more about recycling and the services available across the City of Edinburgh .
Read more about the recovery of waste and options for the future.
Read more about the disposal of waste and problems associated with landfills.
Learn about the Garden waste recycling and what happens your garden waste collected in the Brown bins.
Learn more about what happens to the materials recycled from your kerbside in the red and blue boxes.
Learn more about the collection of recycling from the on street bins with the green lids.
Learn more about the paper and cardboard recycling journey.
Learn more about the glass recycling journey and the resources we save by recycling glass.
Learn more about the Aluminium and steel recycling journey and the resources we save by recycling.
Learn more about recycling plastics and the types of plastics we can recycle.
Learn more about recycling textiles and the benefits of recycling textiles.
Learn more about recycling electrical items and how we manage electrical waste.
Learn more about what we do with wasted rubble and brick.
Learn more about the metal recycling journey and the resources we save by recycling metals.
Learn more about the new food waste pilot and what happens to your food waste.