We Recycle app
Is recycling second nature to you? Ever wonder if you can recycle something at home? Or want to find a recycling bin when you’re out and about?
Our handy new recycling app We Recycle is a quick and easy way to check if a piece of packaging is recyclable locally, and where you can recycle it. Install for your iOS or android phone by following the links or scanning the QR code
Piloting in Leeds on drinks cans and bottles, and for coffee and paper cups, for the first time anywhere in the world we’re putting the power of information in your hands, so you know where the nearest city centre recycling points are, in street bins, in participating coffee shops and restaurants, and at reverse vending machines as part of the #LeedsByExample initiative. You can also check on your home recycling, recycling points and bin collections.
We’ll be rolling the app out to other locations over the next few months, so if you’re not lucky enough to live in Leeds, don’t despair! And you can still get information on recyclability via the app right now.
The app also lets you accumulate points for every item you scan and recycle. As we bring on new features you can see how those points rate your recycling compared to your family, friends and neighbours – and what that recycling means for your community in terms of energy saved.
We’ll still be putting our little labels on packaging, but now you can also see how you’re making a difference. Just in case you need reminding, here’s our short animation on what our labels mean.