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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

City of Edinburgh Council rolling out a food waste recycling service

Coming soon
From the end of March 2013, the City of Edinburgh Council is expanding the food waste recycling service to a further 35,000 flats and tenements across the city. This means that the vast majority of city households will have access to this recycling service.

The changes will help increase recycling rates in Edinburgh. Recycling is easy, protects our environment by sending less waste to landfill, and saves energy, time and money which we can reinvest into local services.  We all need to work together to meet national recycling targets. In Edinburgh we’re aiming for a 50 percent recycling rate by 2015.

Why is it important to recycle your food waste?
The Scottish Government requires us to provide a food waste collection service by 2013, as by 2020 it will be illegal to send this type of waste to landfill.  And by using the new service you will help make a difference to our environment, as we can use the recycled food waste for fertiliser for farms and energy.

Where can I find out more?
The City of Edinburgh Council will be happy to answer any further questions that you may have.  You can contact the council on 0131 529 3030, email or visit

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