Waste Strategies

Reduce waste

We want to stop waste being created and encourage the reuse and refurbishment of goods when possible.

Download the Waste and Recycling strategy (PDF - 160KB)

The key points in our Waste Prevention Strategy are to

  • change behaviour and attitudes in Edinburgh, to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill
  • complement the Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan
  • find out what’s still in household waste bins that could be recycled
  • promote waste reduction and reuse campaigns
  • work in partnership with the community sector and other organisations.

Find out how you can reduce and reuse.

We are working with Midlothian Council to provide a facility to treat food and household waste. Find out more at Zero Waste Project.

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