Waste awareness

Top tips for the home

There are a number of simple steps we can all take to reduce, reuse and recycle much of the waste we produce in our homes.


  • Choose less packaged goods, try and buy fruit, vegetables and other items loose
  • Buy concentrated products that use less packaging 
  • Cut down on batteries by using wind up electronic equipment such as torches and toys 
  • Try repairing your household items to extend their life and reduce the amount of waste you have to throw away    
  • Try to hire rather than buy items you will only use once or twice 
  • Cut down on unwanted mail


  • Donate unwanted goods to charity
  • Use rechargeable batteries 
  • Avoid disposable nappies, visit the Highland Real Nappy Project for more details


  • Make use of your nearest recycling points and centres
  • Many charities will recycle your old mobile phones
  • Charity shops will accept coins, postcards, stamps and other similar items
  • Composting at home is a great way of helping our environment and your garden
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