Waste awareness

Top tips for the home

25 October - 1 November is National Recycling Week- find out what you can do.

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
  • Buy concentrated products that use less packaging 
  • Try repairing your household items rather than throwing them away
  • Try to hire rather than buy items you will only use once or twice 
  • Cut down on unwanted mail



  • Make use of your nearest recycling points and centres
  • Many charities will recycle your old mobile phones
  • Charity shops will accept a lot of items you no longer want
  • Composting at home is a great way of helping our environment and your garden
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