Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Reducing, reusing and recycling our waste is good for our environment. It is also good for our wallets!

Here are some ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle at home.

  • Be careful what you buy:

    Reduce food waste

    Tips to reduce food waste

    • Check what you already have at home before shopping
    • Buy only what you need
    • Store food correctly
    • Use leftovers

    Think about what you throw away

    Did you know that up to 50 per cent of general waste could be composted? 

    Food and garden waste that ends up in landfill is bad for the environment. It creates methane gas. Methane gas is a potent greenhouse gas. 

    Converting food and garden waste into compost for your garden has many benefits. It helps to improve soil quality and reduce weeds. It also means that your soil will keep more moisture and you’ll be less likely to use chemical fertilisers.

    You can create your own compost system using a compost bin or heap in your yard. You can also use a worm farm or chickens.

    Do and Don't compost

     

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    Single use plastics graphic

    Here are some tips to avoid using single-use plastics

    • Use reusable shopping and produce bags
    • Say yes to reusable water bottles, keep-cups, and straws
    • Say no to balloons and plastic glitter
    • Say no to single-use plastic utensils and plates
    • Use plastic wrapping alternatives such as paper and beeswax wraps
  • Once you have REDUCED and REUSED as much as you can, RECYCLING is the next best way to help our environment.

    Find out more about council’s recycling facilities and services through the below links:

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