Changeworks Recycling works with businesses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and across Central Scotland to deliver an exceptional waste and resource collection service.

Our story –

Changeworks Recycling provides 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. 

Our partners


UKSSA - UK Security Shredding Association

CIWM - Chartered Institute of Wastes Management