There are around 70 recycling points located across East Lothian. Most recycling points have facilities where you can deposit the following materials for recycling or reuse:
- green, clear and brown glass bottles and jars
- mixed metal food and drink cans (including clean foil and empty aerosols)
- green paper banks accept all types of paper and light card (like cereal packets and ready meal sleeves)
- blue paper banks accept all types of paper
- textiles: many textile banks also accept shoes (tied in pairs) and sometimes blankets and curtains, but please make sure you put everything in bags and tie them closed to prevent your donations being damaged
Locate your closest recycling point by visiting Recycle for Scotland and entering your postcode.
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will go live on 16 August 2023. You will pay a 20p deposit when you buy a drink that comes in a single-use container made of PET plastic, steel and aluminium, or glass. You will get your money back when you return the empty container to one of the retailer return points. Read more about the scheme here.