A list of the collections of resources available. Collections are key resources grouped by campaign, type of resource, or theme.

Context Specific Litter Materials

Communications has a key role to play in engaging and motivating the public to change their behaviour through effective and accessible messaging.

Research conducted by Zero Waste Scotland indicates that littering behaviour is affected by a number of factors including location, amenity, time of day, social situation, audience and perception of individual litter types.

Below you will find materials and messaging for nine different locations. The materials include PDFs that can be used as they are, plus the corresponding design files, so that with the appropriate software, they can be amended to suit your specific requirements.

These materials have no overarching branding or style in use, allowing you to apply your own, if desired.

Love Food Hate Waste Education Resource

This is an interdisciplinary learning pack for all of primary and early secondary levels. The activities, PowerPoints and resources can be used outside the classroom by anyone who works with young people. The resource is in production and will be available soon.

Love Food Hate Waste and Home Composting Toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at residents in rural areas that don't have a food waste collection, focussing first on how to reduce avoidable food waste, then advice on home composting for unavoidable food waste. It references a variety of resources and provides advice on how to use them.

RFS Communication Toolkit: Colour-separated Glass Recycling Collections

This guide has been produced to help Scottish Local Authorities effectively communicate to householders about new or expanded colour-separated glass collections. The guidance applies to kerbside schemes (where householders collect glass separately from other waste streams and colour separation is carried out by the operator at the collection vehicle or later in the process), and to local recycling points (where the householder separates the glass by colour at the shared recycling facilities).

Repair and Share Guide

This guide includes the story of six repair and share projects to inspire you, as well as specific guidance on setting up your own organisation and marketing it.  We begin with some top tips for success as well as linking to a host of useful resources for you to find out more at the end of the guide.

RES SME Loan Fund

Resource Efficient Scotland Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Loan Scheme.

Funding available from Scottish Government for carbon reducing measures.

Re-use session guides

A series of 14 guides for running re-use workshops. They include sessions around encouraging people to buy 2nd hand, donate for re-use, hiring instead of buying, upcycling and repairing.

Revolve Media Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by the Zero Waste Scotland PR team to support Revolve organisations promoting their certification in local media outlets and newspapers.

Recycle Week 2016

Recycle Week 2016 (12th to the 18th of September) is the UK's annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more by raising awareness of the benefits and promoting easy ways to do more.

Download the partners guide as well as print, digital, PR and social media materials here.


RFS Food Waste Collection Toolkit

Recycle for Scotland local authority food waste collection toolkit. These materials have been developed to provide local authorities with the necessary materials and guidance to roll out a new food waste collection service successfully.

RFS Reduced Frequency Toolkit

Recycle for Scotland local authority national reduced frequency toolkit. These materials have been created to help local authorities communicate with householders about changes to their waste and recycling services - highlighting the reduced frequency of non-recyclable waste collections.

RFS Contamination Toolkit

Recycle for Scotland local authority contamination toolkit. These materials encourage householders to rinse their cans, bottles and food cotnainers so that they don't contaminate other materials. These materials can be downloaded and localised.


RFS Everyone Has Food Waste Toolkit

Recycle for Scotland local authority Everyone Has Food Waste toolkit. These materials target lapsed users of local authority food waste collections, providing a reminder that everyone has food waste. These templates can be downloaded and localised.