Unique Recycling Database and Search Tool
The most detailed recycling search tool in the UK, with a searchable database of over 13,000 items and 30,000 recycling locations.
Unlike other search tools Recycleopedia can show products split down into their component parts for different bins.
How it Works
The recycling search tool helps your residents to work out what goes in each collection in the simplest way possible.
Users simply type the item they want to recycle into the search box embedded on your website. It then searches through our unique database of over 13,000 products - broken down into component parts...
...and tells them which kerbside collection bin to put each part of
their item into. Even if it can’t be recycled at home, we’ll point them to their nearest local recycling location, charity shop or collection point.
Savings Stack up
5000 Recycleopedia searches per month could save 2,000 hours or £20,000 per annum
Based on 2 minutes spent per enquiry (telephone/email) and
a £20k per year salary
Nice Save! Last year Hammersmith and Fulham saved £500,000 by recycling. It costs £128 for us to dispose of a tonne of waste, compared to just £73 a tonne for recycling.
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
"I’ve just been exploring your excellent Recycleopedia. We’re going to feature it in our Sustainable Village email newsletter. It’s a wonderfully useful and user-friendly resource, I was really pleased to find it."
Local Authorities Say
"We’ve had great feedback from our residents about Recycleopedia. We really believe that simplicity is key when it comes to recycling success, and Recycleopedia is all about making recycling as clear and simple as possible."
say they are not provided with enough information to know how and what to recycle*
of households are uncertain about what can/can’t be recycled**
(up to) find it difficult to tell whether a product is recyclable*
put one or more items in the recycling that are not accepted locally**
or 22,000 tonnes of collected general rubbish could have been recycled in West Sussex per year***
*Viridor UK Recycling Index 2020
**WRAP Tracker Survey 2020
***West Sussex Waste Partnership study 2019
terms - split into component parts