We're making it easier to recycle your waste in Westminster but your efforts don't have to end there. There are so many ways to reduce the amount of waste produced in the first place or even reuse items you might otherwise throw away.
Like many organisations we try to adhere to the waste hierarchy. This means preventing waste is preferable to recycling and burning for energy is preferable to landfill.
You can find tips for how to reduce waste and reuse things in every room of your house:
Download our room-by-room guide
You can also save £50 a month by following these suggestions to help reduce your food waste.
Westminster's freecycle group is a great way to give away or obtain items for free.
Sell things on eBay or give items to charity so someone else can use them.
Furniture can't be recycled in Westminster but there are ways you can keep it out of landfill. This helps the environment and lets someone else use it.
Several ways to keep your furniture in use include:
There are two basic types of 'real' (reusable) nappy. These are:
Real nappy companies offer trial packs. With a small investment parents can become experts in days.
A Nappuccino is a free event where expectant or new mums can gather for a coffee and a presentation of the benefits of real nappies. A Nappy Ever After Advisor, who has used real nappies themselves, will give a demonstration on how to use the best real nappies on the market. All of the nappies have been tried and tested.
During the demo, questions can be asked, and tailored kits can be purchased from the advisor. Discounts and freebies are available on kit purchases. There is no hard sell and no obligation to buy.
Contact Nappy Ever After at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information about Nappuccinos.