Tips for reducing waste

Here are some tips for reducing the amount of waste produced by your household.

Use a reusable bag

Instead of using disposable plastic bags when you go shopping, get a reusable bag and bring it with you every time.

Refuse junk mail

Junk mail is a major source of waste, so take steps to reduce the amount you receive. You can sign up for the Mail Preference Service, which will stop most companies from sending you unsolicited mail. 

Compost your garden waste

Composting is a great way to reduce your garden waste and create nutrient-rich compost that you can use to improve your soil. Find out more here. 

Get electronic bills and statements

Many companies now offer the option to receive bills and statements electronically.

Use reusable nappies

Disposable nappies are a major source of waste, so switching to reusable nappies can make a big difference. Find out more here. 

Reduce food waste

Food waste is another major source of waste, so there are many things you can do to reduce it. Plan your meals, store food properly, and compost food scraps. Find out more here. 

Recycle Right

Recycle Right is a program that provides information on what can and cannot be recycled in Merseyside and Halton. You can find more information on the Recycle Right website.

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