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Recycling Facility Visits

Our material recycling facilities welcome visits from schools, universities and community groups to help share the knowledge about waste processing.

Waste Services encourages groups to visit our recycling facilities for a tour to gain knowledge about what happens to West Lothian's waste once it has been collected.

If you would be interested in visiting the facility, please complete our Waste Education Request Form (opens new window).

Biffa Recycling & Waste Management Facility

Biffa, which is located in Broxburn, West Lothian, is where all West Lothian mixed dry recycling waste is taken to be processed.  Biffa is our 'green bin' recycling facility and they are happy to take visits from schools, universities and community groups. We have had many groups visit the site to learn about how the waste is separated and processed. 

West Lothian Recycling Centre Tours

Unfortunately we are unable to provide tours of the 5 Community Recycling Centres located in Blackburn, Broxburn, Oakbank, Linlithgow and Whitburn. Health and Safety guidelines require Waste Services to close the Recycling Centres during the visits and provide Councillors and residents with prior notification. Residents who attend the Recycling Centres during the visits must wait until the sites are reopened before they can dispose of their waste. This has caused traffic congestion outside of the sites and inconvenience to Recycling Centre users. 

Levenseat Waste Management Facility 

Levenseat, located near Forth is where all of West Lothian's grey bin general waste and all brown bin waste is taken to be processed. It is sometimes possible for groups to visit this facility. To enquire, please complete our Waste Education Request Form (opens new window).

Smurfit Kappa Depot, Glasgow

Smurfit Kappa, in Glasgow receives paper and cardboard from blue bins in West Lothian. They do not currently offer visits to members of the public.