- Address: 52/66 Salamander Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7LA
- GPS: 55.9725669,-3.1557739
- Phone: 0131 555 4111
- Email: email@example.com
- Monday 8am-5pm
- Tuesday 8am-5pm
- Wednesday 8am-5pm
- Thursday 8am-5pm
- Friday 8am-5pm
- Saturday 8am-12am
- Sunday closed
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Dalton Metal Recycling Edinburgh specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at 52/66 Salamander Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7LA.
It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:
- Scrap Metal
Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.
The Scrap Metal facility reduces pollution by recycling metal. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.
Dalton Metal Recycling Edinburgh is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:
- Monday: 8am-5pm
- Tuesday: 8am-5pm
- Wednesday: 8am-5pm
- Thursday: 8am-5pm
- Friday: 8am-5pm
- Saturday: 8am-12am
- Sunday: closed
Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.
Dalton Metal Recycling Edinburgh can be contacted on 0131 555 4111 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.
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Frequently asked questions about Dalton Metal Recycling Edinburgh
The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.
The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.
The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.
Recycling centers vary in the waste materials they receive. Most centers are for household waste only and do not accept commercial waste or material waste from business activities.
The residues that the tips usually accept are:
- Yard waste
- Wood and chipboard
- Electrical items
- Textiles and clothing
- Bottles and glass jars
On our website you can find your nearest recycling center and see what kind of rubbish you can take. You will also be able to find some categories of items.
Another option is to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email.
Brown bins are not that common in the UK. However, if the town hall to which you belong has them, this is what you can deposit in these containers:
The brown containers are for mixed recycling in most of the country’s municipalities where this color is issued. These mixed recycling materials include:
- Plastic bottles
- Food cans
- Beverage cans
- Aerosol sprays
- Aluminum foil (including trays)
- Glass bottles and jars
However, you must make sure what type of materials you should deposit in your brown container by contacting your nearest recycling center directly, since in some municipalities the brown containers are intended for organic waste from the garden and food waste.
To visit a household waste recycling center you need to book an appointment in advance. To book an appointment at your nearest recycling center, you can visit their website and book your appointment online.
If the website of your tip does not have this function enabled, you can contact your nearest tip by phone to schedule your visit to the recycling center. In any of the cases, after your booking, you should receive a confirmation email.
The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.
The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:
- Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
- The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
- Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.
It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.