Reducing waste

There are many ways to reduce the amount of waste you put out for collection.

Clothes, appliances or toys

Instead of throwing away good clothes, appliances or toys, consider donating them to charities.

Or bring them to a Reuse and Recycle Centre like the one at Frizlands Lane

Furniture and bulky items

These can also be taken to a Reuse and Recycle Centre, or you can arrange for them to be collected

Plastic bags

Plastic bags can be reused to carry shopping, or as bin liners


Cleaned-out containers can be used for storing small items

Takeaway containers

These can be cleaned and used to store food, or as a lunch box


If you have young children you can use reusable nappies or biodegradable nappies and nappy sacks.

Slim your bin