Waste projects

Our current work to reduce waste and carbon emissions. 

You might also be interested in our Energy and Carbon Reduction projects.


Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map

City of Edinburgh Council

The Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map is a comprehensive guide to donating and buying from charity shops and reuse projects. It provides information on what type of donations each shop or...

Finish Your Food

City of Edinburgh Council

On average, our Finish your Food project helps schools to reduce their food waste by 30%. We engage children and teachers in activities that encourage primary school pupils and their parents to eat...

Kitchen Canny


Scots throw away 630,000 tonnes of food waste each year, worth £470 per household. Kitchen Canny is both a stand-alone resource and a community workshop programme, designed to help people to reduce...


People’s Postcode Trust, North Edinburgh Young People’s Forum, Tomorrow’s People

SmartStart is a one year project that involves training 10 young people in Edinburgh to deliver workshops to youth groups to achieve affordable warmth and better manage their finances. Through this...

Three Rs Workshops (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

City of Edinburgh Council

Our Three Rs Workshops are fun interactive workshops that help householders to reduce, reuse, recycle. They encourage people to think more sustainably and make lasting changes to their behaviour,...

Too Good To Waste

City of Edinburgh Council

Too Good to Waste is our online A to Z guide of practical ways to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle everyday items in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also offer a quarterly Too Good to Waste e...

Waste Education Cabin

City of Edinburgh Council

The Waste Education Cabin lets school pupils and community groups see recycling in action. All visits include a waste talk, activities which focus on reducing, reusing, recycling and landfill, and...

Waste Wise Volunteers Project

Zero Waste Scotland

Our Waste Wise Volunteers deliver a fun programme of community activities to help people in Pilton, Drylaw and Muirhouse and students from Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian waste...

Zero Waste Heroes for Schools

City of Edinburgh Council

In Edinburgh, we transform schools’ Eco teams into Zero Waste Heroes and challenge them to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in their schools and communities. Our programme includes a training...

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