Renfrewshire Council

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Focus on: Recycling

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce
If you don't create any waste, you don't have to manage it later.

That's why waste prevention is the ideal environmental option.

Waste prevention involves changing the way we design, make, buy and use products to reduce the amount that gets thrown away.

Here are some ways to do this:

  • Don't buy over packaged goods
  • Buy in bulk and choose loose fruit and vegetables
  • Take your own shopping bags and say no to extra ones
  • Avoid disposable products like razors, plastic or paper cups and disposable cameras
  • Use rechargeable batteries and long life energy saving light bulbs
  • Don't use cling film and aluminium foil to wrap food - use boxes with lids instead
  • Remove your name from junk mail lists to stop unneeded letters

Reuse
Another way to reduce the amount of waste in your bin is to reuse items when you can.

  • Do you have to throw away that old or broken item? Could you repair it or use it for something else?
  • Save glass jars, plastic bottles, cartons and boxes for storage
  • Reuse gift wrap, string, envelopes and carrier bags
  • Use the other side of paper for notes, shopping lists, etc
  • Give reusable furniture, computers and white goods (fridges) away to local charities or community projects
  • Give unwanted clothes and toys to charity shops and comics, books, DVDs, CDs and computer games to second hand shops, school fetes and libraries

Recycle
By recycling your waste, you can help reduce the amount collected.

  • Compost your kitchen and garden waste
  • Do you have to throw away that old or broken item? Could you repair it or use it for something else?
  • Save glass jars, plastic bottles, cartons and boxes for storage
  • Reuse gift wrap, string, envelopes and carrier bags
  • Use the other side of paper for notes, shopping lists, etc
  • Give reusable furniture, computers and white goods (fridges) away to local charities or community projects
  • Give unwanted clothes and toys to charity shops and comics, books, DVDs, CDs and computer games to second hand shops, school fetes and libraries

Household waste recycling centres

There are five recycling centres across Renfrewshire where you can recycle, re-use and dispose of a wide range of household materials:

  • Erskine: Barrhill Road, Erskine PA8 6BU
  • Johnstone: Miller Street, Johnstone PA5 8HP
  • Linwood: Middleton Road, Linwood PA3 3DP
  • Paisley: Underwood Road, Paisley PA3 1TL
  • Renfrew: Haining Road, Renfrew PA4 0AJ

Mini recycling points

There are four smaller recycling points at which you can recycle: Glass, Newspapers, Cans, Mixed plastics and Textiles. These are:

  • Bishopton Community Centre
  • Elderslie - The Village Hall
  • Houston & Crosslee - Crosslee Shopping Centre
  • Lochwinnoch - The Annex, Lochlip Road

 

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