Making Recycling Simple!

The UK’s most detailed recycling search tool including new barcode scanning functionality within a fully customised mobile app.

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What is it?

Recycleopedia is the UK’s most detailed recycling search database with mobile app including barcode scanning.

Recycleopedia helps your residents work out what to recycle where.

Our simple to use recycling search tool on your website or via our mobile apps incl. barcode scanning.

Utilising our unique database of 15,000+ the search shows users which bin or location to put each part of an item in.

We can save you time and money dealing with questions.

The Most Detailed Database

The Recycleopedia database contains over 15,000 searchable products, items and materials which are broken down into their component parts. 5,000 of these can be scanned by barcode.

Saving You Money

5000 Recycleopedia searches per month could save 2,000 hours or £20,000 per annum*

1.5 Million Residents

The Recycleopedia search database currently serves 1.5 million residents via local council websites and apps

Reduces Contamination

Recycleopedia search aims to reduce waste stream contamination

Using The Search

Enter Postcode

Search by Word

Scan a Barcode

Results for Parts of Items

The Results Show

  • Item broken down by part
  • Which bin to put each part in
  • Further/custom information
  • Alternative waste locations
  • Locations shown down to street level

The Website Search Box

Search box can be placed anywhere within your website recycling information section

End Residents Confusion!

Recycleopedia search aims to reduce waste stream contamination.

The Recycleopedia recycling search database helps your residents to work out what goes in each collection in the simplest way possible.

The Confusion Stats

%

of people 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**

*Viridor UK Recycling Index 2020. **WRAP Tracker Survey 2020

How it Works

Recycleopedia search is a simple way for residents to work out which bin to recycle each part of an item.

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 on the app or embedded on your website – or scan a barcode via the app.

It then searches through our unique database of over 15,000 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.

Simple Search

Users simply type the item they want to recycle into the search box on the app or embedded on your website – or scan a barcode via the app.

Showing Parts of Items

Our unique search tool shows which bin or location to put each part of an item in, not just the basic material

Ever Growing Database

Recycleopedia’s central database means that our database constantly grows with users feedback, it currently has over 13,000 products and items, broken down into their component parts

What it Does

Recycleopedia helps your residents work out what to recycle where, helps you save time, money and reduce contamination

Put simply, Recycleopedia search helps your residents work out what to recycle where.

This increases collection quality and reduces contamination of yur recycling.

It also saves you time and money dealing with questions, with 5000 search per month saving you £20,000 per annum*.

*Based on 2 minutes spent per enquiry (telephone/email) and a £20k per year salary.

Educates Your Residents

Help your residents find out how to recycle everyday items in the simplest way possible, and find out ‘what goes where’

Reduce Contamination

Increase collection quality and reduce contamination of your recycling collection streams

Saves You Money

5000 Recycleopedia searches per month could save 2,000 hours or £20,000 per annum*

The Mobile App

Recycleopedia recycling and waste mobile apps including barcode scanning within the search tool and can include any additional information and links you need.

Utilising our unique recycling database we can offer Recycleopedia search via a customised mobile app, available from app stores directly for a users mobile device.

Having the search tool on a users mobile device makes it incredibly easy for users to check packaging and items whilst next to their bins or out and about.

We work with you to create a unique app with relevant information and links for waste and recycling in your area – with Recycleopedia search included, all directly available at anytime in a local users hand.

Fully Customised Apps

Our apps can be customised to show any other information and links your require, all in your branding, with Recycleopedia search built in of course

Barcode Scanning

Use our latest app to search for 1000’s of products by their barcode

Information in 1 Location

Recycleopedia search combined with information quick links make your app a quick and convienent way for residents to find the information on recycling and waste that they need

App Extra Pages and Information

Alternative Recycling Locations

Pages & Quicklinks

Links to Webpages & Booking Forms

Bespoke Content Pages

Testimonials

“re3 Councils have been using re3cyclopedia for a couple years now and it’s been excellent. The tool is versatile but also simple to use – helping our residents to recycle more and recycle better. We are impressed by how many residents are finding the app useful and looking forward to the new features which should make recycling at home even easier!”

Monika Bulmer

re3, Marketing and Communications Officer

“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.”

Andy Roberts

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