Local and National Information

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Updated 20 March 2012



Photo above and at the bottom of the page: our local recycling centre at Whitburn, (Dixon Terrace, Burnhouse Industrial Estate) opposite Buildbase on the first turning right after Lidl, when travelling south through Whitburn.

Monday - Sunday opening

The Centre takes: Glass, Paper, Cans, Textiles, Cardboard, Plastic Bottles, Bicycles, Building Waste, Car Batteries, Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Engine Oil, Fridges / Freezers, Furniture, Garden Waste, Gas Cylinders, Wood.                    

Sort It  Website with useful information on how household waste can be reduced, reused, recycled, in Scotland. Material specific labels  Know what packaged material you can recycle and how.

What can be recycled from your kerbside?

 Cloth, textiles, food and drink cartons ( often known as Tetrapack) can now be deposited in the blue bins kerbside recycling collections.  Please note that items such as belts, shoes, duvets and blankets cannot be collected at present.

The recycling site in Armadale is at Watson Park (near the tennis courts).  It provides facilities for the collection of brown, green and white glass  for recycling.

Please take your empty boxes and bags home afterwards!

West Lothian Council Recycling Hotline: 01506 777810

Recycling collection sites with useful links; bulky collections; General Info including info re Armadale Wastewise; General Bulky Uplift.

Surplus Furniture? 

Do you have surplus furniture that could be useful to others in West Lothian?  Contact Home Aid at 12-14 Gideon Street, Bathgate EH48 4HD or phone 01506 652230 or email: jackie@homeaid.freeserve.co.uk

2007: Jackie Agnew received an MBE from the Queen for her services to recycling in Scotland!

Surplus Toys?

Do you have second hand toys, games and cuddly toys that could be passed on to a worthy cause?  Contact Wendy Simpson, Charity Coordinator at River Kids, the organisation that runs the West Lothian Toy Appeal, as well as other appeals.

Local Auto Recycling

Campbell's Auto Salvage, Colinshiel Road, Armadale EH48 3HE, phone 01501 731876


OTHER USEFUL Reduce, Reuse and Recycle LINKS



Below are just a few of the many websites where you can find information on recycling.  If you have a favourite one that has not been mentioned,  e-mail Rosie

Go Real: The Real Nappy Information Service

Have you visited 'Love Food Hate Waste' site yet? Give empty printer toners and cartridges, old mobile phones and used stamps, foreign coins and old postcards to charity, e.g.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Reduce Junk Mail no1

Register with Royal mail to opt out of its Door-to-Door Service



Reduce Junk Mail no2

Register with The Mailing Preference Service

Zero Waste Scotland


Give away unwanted items or receive unwanted items for the cost of postage

Have you seen the Too Good to Waste site?  www.changeworks.org.uk

If you want to raise money for a local charity, school or community group, why not set up a scheme to recycle mobile phones?

Recycling Spectacles

Armadale Environment

Read it Swap it:

Free book exchange site

Equip Scotland:

Donations of unwanted items of value to the voluntary community

West Lothian Environment Links