Office Waste Recycling

Scotwaste provides a complete office waste recycling service to businesses in West Lothian and across Central Scotland from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

We are able to supply your office with Polyprop Recycling Bags which are sold in batches of 50. These can be filled with office paper, vending cups, plastic bottles, cans or tins, etc, (one recyclabe waste type per bag). Once you have 10+ bags ready for collection let us know and we will collect free of charge.

Office waste recycling services from Scotwaste in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland and across Central Scotland.

Office Waste Recycling Bins

We can also provide Office Recycling Bins (manufactured from cardboard), which can be placed at strategic locations throughout your properties to hold the polyprop bags whilst being filled.

Please contact us to find out how our office waste management services can help with your office waste recycling requirements.

Scotwaste: Office waste recycling services for businesses in West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bathgate, Livingston and across Central Scotland.

The Earth’s resources are limited and it is important that we conserve as much as possible. One way to do this is to recycle waste products. Some forms of recycling happen in nature: the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle allow these elements to be recycled.

Benefits of recycling

Resources on the Earth are limited, It’s important that the way we behave now does not make life difficult or impossible for future generations. To achieve sustainable development, we need to carefully consider:

  • the need for economic development, where standards of living improve
  • the environment and the resources it provides for us.

Recycling is an important way to help us achieve sustainable development. We can recycle many resources, including:

  • glass
  • metal
  • paper
  • plastic.


Glass is easily recycled. It can be melted and remoulded to make new objects, such as bottles. The energy needed to do this is less than the energy needed to make new glass from its raw materials. However, we need to sort different coloured glass ready for recycling, and transport it to the recycling plant.


Just like glass, it takes less energy to melt and remould metals than it does to extract new metals from their ores. Aluminium is a valuable metal that melts at a relatively low temperature, and is particularly attractive for recycling. However, a lot of metals that we use are mixtures called alloys, and it can be difficult to sort different metals ready for recycling.


Paper is not melted when it is recycled. Instead, it is broken up into small pieces and reformed to make new sheets of paper. This takes less energy than making paper from trees. However, paper can only be recycled a few times before its fibres become too short to be useful, and the recycled paper is often only good enough for toilet paper or cardboard. But it can be used as a fuel or compost instead.


Plastic can be recycled as fleece clothing so that we use less crude oil, the raw material required for plastic and a scarce resource that is running out. Different types of plastics have to be sorted out and this can be difficult. Recycling plastic also stops much of it ending up in landfill sites.

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