Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

You can give the environment a helping hand by reducing, recycling or reusing things you would normally throw away,


Junk Mail

If you are getting too much junk mail why not sign up to the Mail Preference Service or opt out of receiving unaddressed post with Royal Mail.

Food Waste

The average household spends £60 a month on food they throw away, over a year that adds up to £700. To start saving money and reducing the food waste visit Love Food Hate Waste.

Get composting

Composting can help turn your kitchen and garden waste into a soil improver that’s perfect for your garden.

We have teamed up with to provide you with exclusive offers on home compost bins, water butts and other green products.

How to order

You can order your composter by:

To find out the benefits of home composting and how to set up your compost bin click here.


Many items get thrown away when all they need is a little love and imagination to create something new through reuse. For ideas and inspiration visit RecycleNow

Upcycling is another way to reuse items in a more creative way, from turning pallets into garden furniture to leasing new life into old furniture.

Homebase have an article on how to upcycle your furniture with paint.


You can get the most of your rubbish by using RecycleNows A to Z.

Find your nearest other recycling facility - (Just enter your postcode in the 'Recycling locations').

Plastic Film & Wrapper Recycling

Many supermarkets are now collecting plastic bags and wrapping, bread bags, crisp packets and toilet roll wrapping for recycling at store collection points.

Find your nearest store collection point.

Bra recycling

Bravissimo have a bra recycling scheme where you can donate unwanted or old bras. For every kilogram of bras received, they donate to Coppafeel breast cancer charity. Find out more here -

Take Back Schemes

Many retailers now operate take back schemes for various items such as electricals through to water filters and textiles. Below is a list of just some of them.

Batteries and Electrical Items

Most shops now offer a battery take back scheme or alternatively you can book a small items collection

Some retailers offer in-store electrical and electronic recycling. B & Q offer in-store recycling for small electrical items, batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. 

Curry's also offer in-store recycling from computers to toasters. 

Water Filters

Britta water filters can be recycled through Robert Dyas, Sainsbury's and Argos. Find your nearest local recycling point here

Duvets and Pillows

Duvets, pillows, towels and shower curtains are just some of the items which can be recycled at Dunelm. Find out more here.

Clothes and Shoes

Many retailers offer various take back schemes which provide either vouchers or discounts off new clothes or work in conjunction with charities. Listed below are some of the retailers.