Reducing your waste

Small things really do make a big difference. By making some little changes to your lifestyle and habits you can soon start to reduce your waste.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

It's important that we all take responsibility for the waste that we produce.

Landfill space is filling up rapidly and the raw materials that we make things out of are running out. We can all help to tackle the problem by practicing the 3Rs of waste:

  • Reduce - to prevent waste before it's created such as stopping junk mail.

  • Reuse - using products again in their current form for the same purpose or another use such as bags for life at the supermarket.

  • Recycle - making something old into something new for example glass is easy to recycle into new bottles and jars.

Follow us on Facebook for regular hints and tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Love Food Hate Waste

Every year in the UK we throw away food worth £12 billion which could have been eaten.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away.

By making some easy, practical changes in the home we can all waste less food, which will save us money and reduce the impact on the environment too.

Real nappies

Real nappies are a practical, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to disposable nappies.

Here in the Wakefield district, we offer a free trial to families.

Education programmes for schools and community groups

We're working with our partner Renewi to offer talks and presentations about all waste and recycling issues.

To organise a talk or visit for your school, organisation, group or society please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Email education.wakefield@renewi.com and a member of our team will be in touch!

Contact us

Customer Services

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

0345 8 506 506