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Community Recycling Centres Open Longer for Summer

posted 9 Apr 2009, 01:25 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 9 Apr 2009, 01:27 ]
Due to popular demand the four Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) have extended their opening hours over the summer months. The centres, operated by the City of Edinburgh Council, will stay open until 7:30pm on weekday evenings and 6pm at the weekend. They will continue to open at 8am each morning.

Located at Braehead, Craigmillar, Seafield and Sighthill the CRCs are for recycling domestic waste. They have recycling facilities for packaging materials, gas canisters, car batteries, textiles, engine oil, garden waste, glass, paper, scrap metals, inert waste, cardboard waste and solid wood. Each CRC also has a Reuse Cabin, where quality household goods can be donated to charity.

The Council is leading the way in recycling electrical and electronic equipment after becoming the first local authority in Scotland to offer this service. There is a collection facility for electrical and electronic waste at each of the four CRCs - the material gathered there, which includes everything from toasters and fridges to computer monitors and televisions, is recycled.

Councillor Robert Aldridge, Environment Leader, said: "We want to make recycling as easy as possible for our residents. The Community Recycling Centres provide a one-stop-shop for all of your recycling. In extending the opening hours we are making it even more convenient for people to follow the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle message.

"Edinburgh is doing extremely well with its goal towards zero waste. We are on target to meet and possibly even exceed our 30 per cent recycling target for 2008/09. By cutting down on waste and collecting a wider range of materials for recycling, we can prevent more refuse from ending up unnecessarily in landfill and cut the amount of harmful gases resulting from landfill disposal."

Addresses of CRCs

Braehead CRC, Craigs Road, EH12 0AA

Criagmillar CRC, Old Dalkeith Road, EH16 4TB

Seafield CRC, Fillyside Road, EH7 6RD

Sighthill CRC, Bankhead Avenue, EH11 4EA

Summer opening hours (1st April - 30th September):

8am - 7.30pm Monday -Friday

8am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday

Source: The City of Edinburgh Council