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.
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 other recycling points, often next to supermarket car parks - your can search for your nearest one using Recyclenow's local recycling locator
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.
Recycle for Scotland
If your item is still in good condition Zero Waste Scotland’s Re-use Line will list the local charities and social enterprises that can collect items suitable for re-use in your area. They can accept a range of large household items, including furniture in a re-useable condition, soft furnishings such as sofas, mattresses and armchairs that have fire regulation labels attached and electrical items such as washing machines, fridges and cookers in good working order.
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. Only items the organisations think they can sell will be uplifted, so collection cannot be guaranteed. You can also visit Zero Waste Scotland - Recycling for more information.