Reducing your waste

Home composting

For further information about the compost bins we sell, including costs and how to order them, contact 0345 8 506 506.

Love Food Hate Waste

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

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

The campaign shows that by doing some easy, practical, everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.

Real nappies

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


It is 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" from the supermarket.
  • Recycle - making something old into something new for example glass is easy to recycle into new bottles and jars.

For more information on how to reduce/reuse and recycle your waste please visit recycle now.

Education programmes

​We're working with Renewi Waste Management 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 for any waste, recycling issues.

Contact us

Customer Services

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

0345 8 506 506