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Reuse, recycle and repair network booms as restrictions ease

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The City of Edinburgh Council and Changeworks have come together to develop the Edinburgh Reuse Map, featuring 450+ local organisations boasting reuse, repair, and recycling services across the city. Easing of restrictions for non-essential...

More investment to help councils with recycling

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In the budget The Scottish Government set aside £70 million to improve recycling infrastructure in Scotland.Today on Global Recycling Day they are launching the fund which local authorities can now apply for. ...

Too long to wait for recycling

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The council has been accused of “making it as difficult as possible to recycle” in the capital – with delays to bulky item collections raising fears of increased fly-tipping.Following recent questions by Liberal Democrat...

Scottish pupils learn about making a circular world

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Around 100 Scottish schoolchildren gathered at the National Museum of Scotland yesterday to celebrate their work to design the environmentally friendly products of the future.The primary and secondary students have been taking part in...

Upcycled Fashion Show – encouraging creativity with ‘preloved’ clothes

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An Upcycled Fashion Show was held last week in the Swapshop on Bread Street to inspire people to buy second-hand clothing, and get creative with their already preloved items.Guests were invited to see an...

Vegware solve the problem of your coffee cups

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Vegware the Edinburgh based compostable packaging manufacturer has begun a composting collection service for all the products it sells in the capital.The initiative is called ‘Close the Loop’  and with this the company now...

Just Clear launches house clearance service in Edinburgh

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We have really excited a proud to officially announce that we have launched our House Clearance Service in Edinburgh!Just Clear is an Award-Winning House Clearance service, with our core ethos being on customer satisfaction.We hold...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a screening for pre-school...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Friday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Duty: local author Joan Rowe talks about her book, ' an epic story about love, loyalty and the winds of war.' 6pm, Far From The Madding Crowd bookshop, 20 High Street, Linlithgow. The Edinburgh Reporter's article about Joan's...

Another recycling pilot – this time for flat owners

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Recycling will be made easier for Edinburgh’s flats and tenements as part of a new pilot recommended for the city.Proposals, to be considered at the next Transport and Environment Committee, will enhance recycling services for...

Council running a competition to inform students about recycling

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BIN IT AND WIN A TABLET COMPUTERWe all know the student thing to do is actually to keep your empties on top of the kitchen cupboards, but now the council is keen to get...

Government offers Cash for recycling

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If you are old enough to remember glass lemonade bottles, then you will recall that taking these back to the shop resulted in a few pennies being refunded. Now that we are a recycling...

Council to report on recycling performance

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Council believe recycling message is hitting home The amount of household rubbish being recycled in Edinburgh is increasing, with residents sending less waste than ever before to landfill.So far in 2012/13, there has been a...

Recycling facility will have a home by 2014

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COUNCILS CLOSE TO SECURING LOCAL FOOD WASTE RECYCLING FACILITY Construction of a dedicated facility for treating food waste collected by both The City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils could begin in 2014 following the appointment...

Opinion – Environment convenor urges more recycling

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by Councillor Lesley Hinds Convenor for Transport and Environment on The City of Edinburgh CouncilWe have all seen pictures of landfill sites – vast, unsightly mounds of rotting rubbish. Each household in the Capital...

Recycling week events – South & East Neighbourhoods

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RECYCLE YOUR MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Over 600 tonnes of plastic bottles have been recycled in the past year in Edinburgh but that’s still only 26% of all plastic bottles thrown away by households. Now The...

Recycling for Zero Waste

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New Waste regulations now require all businesses to separate all their waste for recycling, and Edinburgh retailers, Glasgow restaurants, and Alloa industrial parks are amongst businesses in Scotland who are joining forces to recycle more...

Dispose of your documents carefully….

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Next week is the  7th National Identity Fraud Prevention Week 2011 and you are invited by the UK’s leading on site data destruction company, Shred-it, to use their Edinburgh branch from Monday 17 to Friday...

Prizes for recycling in Edinburgh

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Anyone recycling in Edinburgh from next week could be in for a surprise from Council officers…a £10 shopping voucher! The visits by staff to random streets across the city is the first phase...

Food waste recycling started this week – how did you get on?

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A brand new food waste recycling service has just start in Edinburgh this week.Around 20,000 properties across the city will benefit from the trial scheme which will see food waste picked up once a...

Spring Clean your wardrobe for charity

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Marks & Spencer  in Scotland today calls on customers to help in donating 500,000 unwanted or unused clothes and accessories to stores on 24th March for its first Spring ‘One Day Wardrobe Clearout’ event,...

Council introduce battery recycling

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Edinburgh is to introduce battery and plastic bottle recycling as part of the city’s wider waste and recycling strategy. City residents have been recycling a range of materials for several years, with plastic bottles and...

Hurry Up to Apply for a Waste Action Grant

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Time is running out for local eco-groups and residents to apply for Waste Action Grants from The City of Edinburgh Council.The Waste Action Grant Programme can provide grant funding of up to £2,500 for...

The Bike Station recycles its 25,000th bike!

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After six years of bicycle recycling, the Bike Station in Edinburgh has just welcomed its 25,000th bicycle!Having taken in over 6,000 bikes in 2010, the total now stands at 25,000, or 375 tonnes of...

Council ask for your views on rubbish and recycling in Edinburgh

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The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking the views of local residents on how to improve waste collection in the city centre World Heritage Site.During the next few weeks, the Council will be seeking...

Have a recycling Hallowe’en at the Waste Aware cabin

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A spookily good family event at Edinburgh’s largest recycling centre will take place this weekend.Why not celebrate Halloween with a visit to the Waste Aware Cabin? This Saturday, the cabin is having...

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