Waste Education and Information

Skye Show 2012

About Waste Awareness - the work we do and the services we offer

We offer a free waste education service for schools and youth organisations in the Highlands to promote the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - message through presentations, activities and games.  If you would like more information click here.  

We monitor the kerbside collection service and conduct doorstepping campaigns to encourage greater participation.  We also organise promotional activities such as 'roadshow’events at supermarkets and High Streets and deliver talks to local community groups.  Please get in touch with if you would like us to attend one of your events by telephone 01349 886603 or email recycle@highland.gov.uk

We are always here to answer your questions on any waste related topics or alternatively, you can explore this chapter to find information about: 

Schools - Ronnie Rubbish


National Campaigns -

RoWANLochaber Environmental Group

Zero Waste Volunteer Project

Interested in composting, cooking from scratch or recycling? Want to help people cut waste? RoWAN and LEG, two local waste awareness charities, are looking for volunteers to help  promote waste reduction in the Highlands, as part of the national Zero Waste Volunteer Programme. Their activities, such as stalls at local events, workshops and talks, complement the Council's work by providing additional face to face advice and support. Volunteers get training, support and expenses and help for a couple of hours every month or so.  Find out more at  http://www.rowan.org.uk/about-us/volunteer and http://www.lochaber-environmental-group.org.uk/compost.asp. RoWAN covers all of Highland apart from Skye and Lochaber, which are covered by LEG (Lochaber Environment Group).

Other Campaigns

Click here for the Furniture-reuse campaign website

Other information -

Waste Awareness events calendar

The Waste Awareness Team will be attending the following events over the next couple of months so if you would like to come along and have a chat about Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling your waste then please do so.

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