To reduce the amount of waste you produce:
- Plan your food shops and only buying things on your list
- Donate unwanted furniture, clothes and household appliances to charity
- Buy produce with less packaging, such as loose fruit and vegetables
Some household batteries contain chemicals like lead, mercury or cadmium.
If batteries are thrown into your normal waste bin they are likely to end up in landfill.
Once buried, the batteries start to break down and can leak some of these chemicals into the ground.
This can cause soil and water pollution, which may be a health risk.
Recycling stops batteries going to landfill and helps recover valuable metals.
This reduces the need to mine for new materials and saves resources.
Recycle your household batteries at our collection pointsFind your nearest collection point
Recycling specific items
Our partnership with the Recycle for Your Community campaign provides many recycling options.
They offer recycling services for specific items, including:
Reusable items such as clothes or household items can be donated to local charities.