Reduce, reuse, and recycle

Check out our new recycling website to make it easy for you to know ‘what goes where’.

Food waste

Did you know, more than 40% of the rubbish we put in our burgundy bins is food? Each family on average throws away over £400.00 a year of good food.

For tips on saving money and making tasty recipes from your leftovers, visit Love Food Hate Waste

Why not follow volunteer-led Facebook group: Blackburn Edible for hints and tips on growing your own produce and gardening.

Reuse or donate unwanted items

Much of what we throw away are items that are still usable but that we don't want anymore and are not sure how to dispose of them in the best way
Items like unwanted children's toys and clothes can be given away to family, friends or local charities.

Furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac

Have you recently got a new sofa and not sure what to do with your old one? If your furniture is in good condition why not donate it so it can have a new lease of life.

Other ways to give your furniture a new lease of life could be by selling your unwanted items online or having a car boot sale.