Top 10 waste tips

Here are some tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle waste at home.

  1. Try to reduce your rubbish by buying things with as little packaging as possible.
  2. Buy good quality products as cheap things break easily and end up in the bin.
  3. If you don’t need a plastic bag, don’t take one!
  4. Bring your own bags with you when you go shopping.
  5. Take old toys, books and clothes to a charity shop for reuse.
  6. Refill an empty plastic bottle with water rather than buying new bottles all the time. This reduces waste and saves you money!
  7. Only buy as much food as you need. On average 18% of all food bought in the U.K. ends up in the bin. This increases to 27% in families with children. This will also save you money!
  8. Get a home composter from your Council. Then you can make compost to feed your garden from dead plants and flowers.
  9. Use your recycling bin or box at home.
  10. Many other things like wood, electrical goods, glass bottles and scrap metal can be taken to your local Recycling Centre.