recycle-now-logo_biggerA new Recycle for Scotland website has now been launched to help the public recycle more effectively.  A study by Zero Waste Scotland shows a huge gulf between how well people think they’re recycling and the reality, as new website launches to help

The Recycle for Scotland website features a huge range of tools and information to ensure anyone can find out what they can recycle and pass on for re-use anywhere in Scotland.

RecycleForScotlandThe website includes:

  • A postcode locator showing local recycling facilities near any given address for every imaginable type of waste
  • Advice and tools for recycling at home and at work
  • Extensive advice, tips and links for reducing the amount you waste and re-using items more often

The website contains links to every local authority’s recycling information, so people can check what items are taken as part of their regular collections, and also shows local facilities for recycling items that are not always covered by council collections including batteries, clothes, electrical equipment, glass and ceramics, ink and toner cartridges, car batteries and tyres.

The most common items put in the wrong bins for collection are plastic pots, tubs and trays, drinks cartons, tetra paks, plastic carrier bags, foil and batteries.

The website is online now and can be viewed at and you can follow Recycle for Scotland on Facebook at or on Twitter @recycleforscot