Too Good To Waste

What would you like to reduce, reuse, repair or recycle?


Aluminium is made from the mineral ore bauxite. Recycling aluminium reduces the need to mine for bauxite ore, which is often found underneath rainforests.

Can crushers can be bought online or at: 
Lakeland Ltd., 
55 Hanover Street, 
EH2 2PJ, 
T: 0131 220 3947, 

Buy drinks in returnable or reusable bottles when possible, rather than cans.

Place into Packaging Points in Edinburgh, Can Recycling Points in East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian or recycle via kerbside collections. See KERBSIDE RECYCLING. or W:

Aluminium saucepans and household items

Take to a Community Recycling Centre where they will be passed on to a scrap metal merchant. See Community Recycling Centres.

For larger items, you can sell direct to a scrap metal merchant. For local contacts check the Yellow Pages or see W:

Have a look at the Charity Shop and Reuse Map to find your nearest charity shop where you can donate the items to.

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