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You can now recycle plastic bottles and batteries BLUE BOX 4 4 4 4 4 4

Glass bottles Glass jars Aluminium cans Food and drinks cans Empty aerosol cans Clean aluminium foil

8 8 8 8 8 8

Light bulbs Glass dishes Window panes Bottle or carton lids Sweet wrappers Crisp packets

Put the following paper items in your blue bag and place with your blue box ready for collection:

4 4 4 4 4

Newspapers Magazines Computer paper Junk mail All directories

8 Food wrappers 8 Plastics 8 Envelopes

Put the following textile items with your textiles bag and place with your blue box ready for collection:

4 4 4 4

Clothing Towels Clean sheets Shoes (in pairs)

Put the following item in a sealed clear bag, ie freezer bag and place with your blue box ready for collection:

4 Household batteries 8 Car batteries 8 Laptop batteries

8 Duvets 8 Pillows

RED BOX 4 4 4 4

Cardboard Cardboard food and drinks cartons, ie tetrapak type cartons Cereal boxes Greeting cards

8 Polystyrene 8 Styrofoam

Jan 4 11 18 25

Jan 3 10 17 24 31

Put the following item in your opaque bag and place with your red box ready for collection:

4 All types of clean plastic bottles 8 8 8 8 8

Plastic tubs Oven-proof plastic trays Bottles or carton lids Plastic bags Mixed or dirty waste

Tuesday collections 2011 – please place your boxes and bags on the kerbside by 8am Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov 1 1 5 3 7 5 2 6 4 1 8 8 12 10 14 12 9 13 11 8 15 15 19 17 21 19 16 20 18 15 22 22 26 24 28 26 23 27 25 22 29 31 30 29

Tuesday collections 2012 – please place your boxes and bags on the kerbside by 8am Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov 7 6 3 1 5 3 7 4 2 6 14 13 10 8 12 10 14 11 9 13 21 20 17 15 19 17 21 18 16 20 28 27 24 22 26 24 28 25 23 27 29 31 30 30

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Dec 4 11 18


Your kerbside recycling calendar 2011/2012 Recycling at your kerbside saves the earth’s natural resources With your help, we recycled over 14,000 tonnes of materials last year. This helped us achieve a recycling rate of over 30%. Please continue to recycle as much as you can using your red and blue boxes and bags to help achieve a recycling rate of 50% by 2014.

Further information

Please put any excess recyclable items in see-through carrier bags and place beside your red or blue box at the kerbside. Please help us by putting only the correct items in the boxes as items that can’t be recycled will be left in your box. Please flatten the contents of your red box which means you get more in your box and we get more in the lorry that picks it up. Please rinse the contents before putting them in your blue box or opaque bag as items which are not clean may not be able to be recycled. You can collect rain covers, blue bags and textile bags at your local library or you can order boxes online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/recycle For more information about any of Edinburgh’s range of recycling services: visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/recycle, e-mail waste@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone 0131 529 3030. You can get this document on tape, in Braille, large print and various computer formats if you ask us. Please contact ITS on 0131 242 8181 and quote reference number 01261. ITS can also give information on community language translations.

Printed on recycled paper Designed by the City of Edinburgh Council Corporate Services 0431/SFC/SG December 2010

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Kerbsite recycling collecion dates 2011