Waste

Our current work to reduce waste and carbon emissions. 

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

Projects

Craigentinny Food Waste Recycling

City of Edinburgh Council

Changeworks is working with the City of Edinburgh Council to promote household food waste recycling in Craigentinny, as part of the Waste Free Edinburgh project.Staff and volunteers will provide...

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Ditching Disposables: Waste-Free Canteens

Zero Waste Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council

As part of the first phase of the Ditching Disposables project, Changeworks is working with two Edinburgh high schools to survey pupils and staff on how many single-use items featured in their...

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Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map

The City of Edinburgh Council

Exciting news! The Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map has been our most popular map for 10 years, so we have decided to give it a makeover. Click here to use our shiny new Reuse Map which...

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Edinburgh flats recycling consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council

Changeworks was asked by the City of Edinburgh Council to conduct a short online survey asking Edinburgh flat residents what they thought of their on-street bins for waste and recycling service....

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Edinburgh Reuse Map

The City of Edinburgh Council

The Edinburgh Reuse Map showcases local charity shops and workshops to help you give, fix and get items all over Edinburgh. Whatever you need, find it on our online map. To feature your business,...

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Finish Your Food

The 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...

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Kitchen Canny

Changeworks

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...

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Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy pilots

Scottish Government, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, West Lothian Council

Changeworks is delivering Scottish Government-funded phase two Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilots for East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian Councils. These pilots will...

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Love Food Hate Waste workshops

Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust

Changeworks now delivers our popular Love Food Hate Waste workshops online. These free workshops are available to businesses or community groups in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Borders, Fife...

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Our Edinburgh #InTheLoop On-The-Go Recycling

Hubbub, CEC, Scotwaste, Starbucks, Café Nero, Pret a Manger, Nestle, Coca Cola, McDonalds

The Our Edinburgh #InTheLoop campaign is a five-month trial of new on-the-go recycling bins for drinks containers. This involves adding new labelling to public litter bins in Edinburgh City...

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