By reducing the amount we throw away we can help the environment, reduce the amount we spend on disposal costs and save on our household budgets.

There are lots of small changes you could make that can make a big difference.

Compost all you can

Composting is such an easy thing to do and will provide you with lots of nutrient rich, free compost for your garden or plant pots.

Get composting

Food Waste

According to ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ website we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten.

Reduce your food waste

Packaging

Packaging makes up a large proportion of the waste in our bins.

Find out how to ‘slim your bin’

Longer life

There are lots of things we buy and use only once or twice. This is not only a waste of resources can be expensive in the long run.

Start reusing products

Too good to waste

Clothing and other textiles need never go in the bin as they are put to good use no matter what their condition. Good quality items can be reused but those that are no longer fit to wear will go to make new products such as seat padding or insulation.

Recycle your textiles

Big stuff

Furniture and other bulky items are expensive to dispose of and often end up in landfill. Many of these items are in good condition and could find another home.

Find a good home for your bulky items

Unwanted junk mail

You can choose not to receive direct advertising in the post.

Opt out of receiving unwanted junk mail

Recycling

Recycling is a great way to help the environment.

Read through our A-Z of recycling