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Reduce, Reuse, Recycling and composting


Reducing your waste is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. 

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Reusing your household items is great for the environment and can be good for your pocket too. Visit to find out more.


Each council differs in terms of what you can or cannot recycle at home. You can take items that you can't recycle at home to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, or start home composting.

Household Waste Recycling Centres 

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), sometimes called tips or dump it sites, are places where residents can take household waste for recycling or disposal.

Many of these sites take a wide range of materials from those that you can dispose of through kerbside collections such as cardboard and garden waste to more unusual items for recycling such as electrical items, batteries and furniture. To find out where you can dispose of a specific material use the recycling locator above.

Find out more about bins, rubbish and recycling in your area




Home composting

Home composting can be a great alternative or addition to kerbside composting schemes and in one year can save greenhouse gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle makes in a year.

Get tips and advice about home composting