What you can recycle and how
Household waste can be reduced, re-used, recycled, recovered and disposed of in different ways. Please see the following pages of how and what you can recycle. For items that cannot currently be recycled please go to our Black/green household waste bin page.
Zero Waste Scotland also provides helpful information. If you have large items at home that you no longer need and are still in good condition, you can check if there's a local re-use organisation that can collect from you - search your postcode at Recycle for Scotland and then contact the organisations directly to arrange a collection.
Simply enter your postcode below to find a local re-use organisation that can collect near you and then contact them directly to arrange a collection.
We have six main household waste and recycling centres where you can recycle glass, paper, textiles, oil, car batteries and cans. By using our recycling facilities you are helping us reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
There are also recycling banks which can usually be found next to supermarket car parks. Recycling banks are emptied regularly. If you find a bank that is full please report this by using the contact details provided on the bank.
Local charity shops may also be happy to take your goods.
For information on what to put in your bin please see Your recycling bins page.
And with recycling symbols now appearing on lots of everyday items please go to www.recycleforscotland.com to find out what they mean and how to dispose of them.