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Community Waste Awareness

Information on roadshows and events throughout West Lothian

Community Awareness

The Waste Team attends free, local roadshows and events throughout West Lothian.  The roadshows and events provide waste minimisation and recycling information for residents. Information Leaflets and fun activities for children are available to residents as well as recycling questionnaires to gather public feedback on West Lothian recycling services.

We are on hand to answer questions and discuss the following recycling services:

Please join the West Lothian Council Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information.


Roadshows - Slim Bins

  • All 140 'Slim Bin' roadshows have been completed. If any residents require any further information or advice please contact customer services by phoning 01506 280000 or emailing customer.service@westlothian.gov.uk

Community Waste Talks

Talks are available to community groups to discuss waste minimisation and recycling topics and the recycling services provided by West Lothian Council. Topics covered include:

  • What can be recycled in West Lothian
  • What happens to recycled materials once West Lothian Council collects it
  • Waste and recycling legislation

Each talk can be tailored to suit your group's time and information requirements. The Waste Team can travel to your group and provide all presentation equipment and information.


Information leaflets

A range of leaflets are currently being developed to provide residents with information about the recycling services available in West Lothian. Please download the electronic versions below.


Previous Activities

Linlithgow Cub Scouts Scout - Waste Awareness
Linlithgow Cub Scouts

Linlithgow Cub Scouts recently completed their Global Challenge badge. The Cubs learned about climate change and the global issues which arise from wasting the Earth's natural resources and sending waste to landfill. Each Cub completed the Wormery Challenge to investigate how composting food and garden waste can help reduce the need for landfill and discussed how they could Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at home. Each Cub received a Wormery Challenge certificate and some recycled goodies along with their Global Challenge badges.