Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
What happens to your recycling?
Have you thought about what happens to the plastics, newspaper, etc that you put out for recycling? Where do these materials go and how do they get recycled. Find out what happens to your recycling.
What happens to your green waste?
Your green waste is initially stored in a specially designed storage facility at Cupid Green Depot. Once there is enough green waste, it is then transported to a composting facility in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. Find out how your green waste is composted.
Top tips to reduce your waste in the home
Take a closer look at so-called rubbish in your home, office and garden and see if it can be turned into something valuable and reusable. How can you reduce waste in your day-to-day life?
The recycling loop
It is very important that before we set up new recycling initiatives we find a market we can give or sell the material to for recycling. The most important issue is that the collected material is being recycled or reused, not buried in a landfill site. More information about the benefits of supporting the recycling loop.
The waste hierarchy
The Waste Services Unit is committed to the waste hierarchy. It is important to recycle but it is vital to reduce, reuse and repair. Each of us can take these simple steps to do our bit to protect our environment and reduce the waste mountain. Find out how you can use the waste hierarchy.
Ever wondered what difference your recycling makes? Check out the Recyclometer to see how much energy has been saved by simply recycling your household waste items. such as plastic bottles, tins and cans.Find out how much energy you save by recycling.