Green Christmas guide

Four out of five of us in Edinburgh agree we all have a responsibility to cut down on waste this Christmas and there’s lots we can all do. 

Last Christmas you helped us recycle 6,795 tonnes of waste -  that’s about the same weight as 57,600 Santas.

We’ve put together some handy tips and guidance to help you have a greener, net zero Christmas including information on

  • plastic-free and second-hand shops in Edinburgh
  • sustainable festive guides
  • where unwanted gifts and electronics can be donated
  • where to fix and upcycle
  • festive waste recycling and tree pick ups.

Please note that our recycling centres will be closed on 25 December, 26 December, 1 January and 2 January.