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Changeworks Recycling

Changeworks Recycling is a successful social enterprise providing high quality recycling and waste management services to Scottish businesses. We have been instrumental in shaping business recycling in Scotland, most notably with our influence on the introduction of the Scottish Waste Regulations (2012).

Founded in 2001 as LEEP Recycling, a trading subsidiary of LEEP (Lothian and Edinburgh Environmental Partnership) which is now Changeworks. In 2008 we rebranded to become Changeworks Recycling. We have grown from our base in Edinburgh to provide our services in Glasgow. We now deliver high quality recycling and waste management services to over 2000 businesses across Central Scotland.

Our service is award winning, in 2017 we won the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Award for our sustainable partnership with Essential Edinburgh. We were Scotland’s Gold Winner for Environmental Best Practice in the Green Apple Awards and scooped the Scottish Excellence in Resource Management (Small Organisation) Award at the Zero Waste Scotland Scottish Resources Awards. We were finalists in the VIBES awards – Transport, Management and Waste and Resources categories. UK social Enterprise Awards – UK Social Enterprise Environmental category and the Scottish Green Awards – Best Green Services Provider Category.

In 2016 we received the highest accolade with our Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen for our service provision to the Palace of Holyrood House.

We continue to grow our business in Edinburgh and Glasgow with ambitions to move into new geographic areas in the future. Our friendly and knowledgeable team has grown to over 50 employees across 3 locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Changeworks Recycling is now in shared ownership with Changeworks and Forbes Connor.


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5 Step Implementation Plan

5 Step Implementation Plan

5 Step Implementation Plan. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Aluminium Can Recycling Services

Aluminium Can Recycling Services

Changeworks Recycling are a specialized Aluminium Can Recycling Services company based in Edinburgh. Please don't hesitate to call, phone, fax, email ...

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Aluminium Drink Can Recycling Services

Aluminium Drink Can Recycling Services

Please contact us on 0800 694 0158 and one of our friendly will team will provide more information on our Aluminium Drink Can Recycling Services

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Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion is available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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Anaerobic Digestion in Scotland

Anaerobic Digestion in Scotland

Anaerobic Digestion in Scotland are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and...

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Batteries Recycling

Batteries Recycling

Portable and rechargeable batteries can be recycled. Our boxes have a capacity of 5kgs – almost shoe box in style. For larger quantities sacks are a...

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Batteries Recycling in Edinburgh

Batteries Recycling in Edinburgh

Batteries Recycling in Edinburgh are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Batteries Recycling in Glasgow

Batteries Recycling in Glasgow

Batteries Recycling in Glasgow. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Batteries Recycling in Scotland

Batteries Recycling in Scotland

Batteries Recycling in Scotland are available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services

Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services

Bespoke Business Waste Collection ServicesWe work with business across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland's central belt providing first class business w...

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Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services In Edinburgh

Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services In Edinburgh

Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services In EdinburghBusiness waste can be a hassle for you to deal with, which is why our services are created to b...

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Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services In Scotland

Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services In Scotland

Bespoke Business Waste Collection Services In ScotlandArranging a bespoke business waste collection service can help to make your business more effici...

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Bespoke Business Waste Management Services

Bespoke Business Waste Management Services

Bespoke Business Waste Management ServicesWe work with business across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland's central belt providing first class business w...

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Bespoke Business Waste Management Services In Edinburgh

Bespoke Business Waste Management Services In Edinburgh

Bespoke Business Waste Management Services In EdinburghBusiness waste can be a hassle for you to deal with, which is why our services are created to b...

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Bespoke Business Waste Management Services In Scotland

Bespoke Business Waste Management Services In Scotland

Bespoke Business Waste Management Services In ScotlandArranging a bespoke business waste collection service can help to make your business more effici...

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Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services

Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services

Bespoke Business Waste Recycling ServicesWe work with business across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland's central belt providing first class business wa...

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Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services In Edinburgh

Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services In Edinburgh

Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services In EdinburghBusiness waste can be a hassle for you to deal with, which is why our services are created to be...

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Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services In Scotland

Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services In Scotland

Bespoke Business Waste Recycling Services In ScotlandArranging a bespoke business waste collection service can help to make your business more efficie...

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Bespoke Recycling Services

Bespoke Recycling Services

The most common materials that we have recycled are listed below but we regularly extend this list as our clients look for ways to increase their recy...

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Bespoke Waste Audit

Bespoke Waste Audit

Our Business Development Managers will carry out a waste audit of your premises and design a recycling service that will make sure you are compliant w...

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Bespoke Waste Audit in Edinburgh

Bespoke Waste Audit in Edinburgh

Our Business Development Managers will carry out a waste audit of your premises and design a recycling service that will make sure you are compliant w...

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Bespoke Waste Audit in Glasgow

Bespoke Waste Audit in Glasgow

Our Business Development Managers will carry out a waste audit of your premises and design a recycling service that will make sure you are compliant w...

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Bespoke Waste Audit in Scotland

Bespoke Waste Audit in Scotland

Our Business Development Managers will carry out a waste audit of your premises and design a recycling service that will make sure you are compliant w...

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Bicycle tyres Recycling in Edinburgh

Bicycle tyres Recycling in Edinburgh

Bicycle tyres Recycling in Edinburgh. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Bicycle tyres Recycling in Glasgow

Bicycle tyres Recycling in Glasgow

Bicycle tyres Recycling in Glasgow are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Bicycle tyres Recycling in Scotland

Bicycle tyres Recycling in Scotland

Bicycle tyres Recycling in Scotland is available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Business Waste Collection Services

Business Waste Collection Services

Business Waste Collection ServicesWe work with business across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland's central belt providing first class business waste col...

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Business Waste Collection Services In Edinburgh

Business Waste Collection Services In Edinburgh

Business Waste Collection Services In EdinburghBusiness waste can be a hassle for you to deal with, which is why our services are created to be as sim...

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Business Waste Collection Services In Scotland

Business Waste Collection Services In Scotland

Business Waste Collection Services In ScotlandArranging a bespoke business waste collection service can help to make your business more efficient by l...

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Business Waste Management Services

Business Waste Management Services

Business Waste Management ServicesWe work with business across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland's central belt providing first class business waste col...

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Tackling office food waste with our new recycling caddies

Tackling office food waste with our new recycling caddies

We can no longer ignore that food waste is worse for the planet than plastic and we must prioritise it if we are to tackle the current climate emergen...

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How to reduce your commercial waste

How to reduce your commercial waste

At Changeworks Recycling, we know the true expense of commercial waste – it could be costing your business (and the environment) more than you think. ...

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Changeworks Recycling Condemns ‘Dry Mixed Recycling’ Practice for Driving Export of Low-Quality Waste to Asia

Changeworks Recycling Condemns ‘Dry Mixed Recycling’ Practice for Driving Export of Low-Quality Waste to Asia

Following global news reports of the Malaysian government’s refusal of illegally imported plastic waste, Scotland’s leading waste management firm, Cha...

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Dry Mixed Recycling: The reality

Dry Mixed Recycling: The reality

Dry mixed recycling (DMR) is the established system of recycling collection across the UK. DMR involves placing clean dry recyclables such as paper, c...

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Secure shredding unwrapped

Secure shredding unwrapped

Secure shredding is essential for virtually all types of business, from SMEs to large corporations. That’s because every business produces confidentia...

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Your office recycling checklist

Your office recycling checklist

There’s so much information out there about recycling that it’s become very confusing for people and businesses to know what they can and cannot recyc...

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Scotland’s Circular Economy – the barriers to its success

Scotland’s Circular Economy – the barriers to its success

The Scottish Government recently unveiled plans for the introduction of a new Circular Economy Bill as part of its aim of achieving net-zero carbon em...

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Take the Change Waste Challenge

Take the Change Waste Challenge

As Scotland’s leading waste management firm, we are always looking for more ways to benefit the environment – that’s why we’re calling on Scottish bus...

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Why off-site shredding is more secure

Why off-site shredding is more secure

Regulations surrounding data protection and privacy, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), mean that businesses have a duty to pr...

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How we can combat the climate emergency

How we can combat the climate emergency

As a country, we are becoming much more environmentally aware as programmes such as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet shine a light on just how fragile...

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 Home Case Studies Articles What We Recycle BID's Downloads Rab Ha's

Home Case Studies Articles What We Recycle BID's Downloads Rab Ha's

Changes in the trade waste regulations have had a positive impact on Rab Ha's! 92% Recycling Rate Changeworks Recycling provided a simple solution th...

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East India Company

East India Company

Shortlisted for the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Innovation in Business award, the East India Company is a fine foods store with a luxury interior, ...

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Recycling is easy for Bross Bagels

Recycling is easy for Bross Bagels

Bross Bagels want to have minimal impact on the environment. Recycling their business waste is an important part of that commitment. 75% recycling ra...

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Paper tiger used the waste regulations to initiate change

Paper tiger used the waste regulations to initiate change

t’s always been our ethos to minimise waste and recycle as much as possible, however during the run up to Christmas in 2012 I knew we could do more wi...

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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We all know we need to live greener, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Stopping the ice caps from melting can seem like a big ask for a sing...

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Changeworks Recycling wins prestigious award for partnership with Essential Edinburgh

Changeworks Recycling wins prestigious award for partnership with Essential Edinburgh

The success of Changeworks Recycling’s project with Essential Edinburgh was celebrated last week at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s annual busines...

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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce nomination!

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce nomination!

We’re excited to announce that we have been nominated in the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards for our sustainable practices! Of course we’ll let y...

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Merry Christmas from all at Changeworks Recycling

Merry Christmas from all at Changeworks Recycling

Christmas Operating Hours Office – Our office will close at 2pm on the 24th December and reopen at 9am on the 6th January. Operations – There will...

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Awards update

Awards update

Last week we were at the Hub for the Vibes Awards. Although we didn’t win we are delighted that two of our clients were amongst the winners. Scottish ...

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Exciting job opportunity!

Exciting job opportunity!

Do you want to join our dedicated team? We are recruiting for a Recycling Service Operative. Within this role you will ensure that our clients’ rec...

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Awards, awards, awards!

Awards, awards, awards!

We don’t like to blow our own trumpet, but some things are just too good to not share! We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Scot...

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Changeworks Recycling

  • 36 Newhaven Road
  • Edinburgh
  • Lothian
  • EH6 5PY

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