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Reduce, reuse, recycle

‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is something that we can consider before throwing anything away in landfill.


Shopping savvy can not only help us to reduce waste, but it helps to save money too. Making shopping lists, avoiding disposable items and buying long life or reusable products all helps.


It’s great to reuse products more than once, either for the same purpose (for example, returnable glass milk bottles) or for a different purpose (such as old jam jars for food storage). Repairing products, selling them on or donating them to charity/community groups reduces waste. Reuse, when possible, is preferable to recycling because the item doesn’t need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.


If a product can’t be reused, then recycling can prevent the waste from being sent to landfill through turning it into new goods or products.

This can involve turning the old material into a new version of the same thing or into something completely different. For example, used glass bottles can become new bottles or something different such as road materials for use in construction projects.

Many items can be recycled through the weekly recycling collection service and our community recycling centres.

Last Updated: 09/08/2017
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