waste managemnt

Reduce and reuse


Recycling is great, but the best thing you can do is to reduce the amount of waste you create in the first place.


After reducing your waste, reusing it is the next best thing. Think before you throw an item in the bin. Can it be reused for any other purpose? Is it of use to anyone else? Can it be donated to a charity? 

There are lots of ways to reduce your waste

  • Put an end to junk mail

  • Arrange a reuse collection for your unwanted furniture
  • Find your nearest charity shop to make a donation
  • Reuse your unwanted electrical items with Bright Sparks
  • There's no such thing as junk, only stuff that hasn't found the right person! Visit the clothes swapping pages to find out how you can swap, give away or find clothes for free that may otherwise go to waste. Why buy new clothes when you can join in the latest craze of clothes swapping or swishing?
  • Use real cloth nappies with our £54 voucher scheme
  • Reduce your waste and garden waste by composting at home and save an average of £50 a month on your food bill by following some simple steps
  • Many of us produce a lot of needless waste at work. Visit the reducing waste at work pages to find out how you can avoid the worst of it
  • Finally, when you’re at the shops, there is lots you can do to reduce waste.

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