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Ways to re-use & recycle

Are you looking for ways to re-use and recycle more at home? 

Getting rid of an item? Have a think about if you could re-use it by repairing it or upcycling it. If you don’t have a need for something any more, does someone else want it? Why not have a clothes swap with friends or set up a give box at work?

For larger household items which are in good condition (and if it is a sofa or armchair has the fire safety tag attached) why not get the National re-use phone line to get a local re-use organisation to collect your item for free and pass it on to be used by someone else.


Getting started with recycling is easy and we’ve got four simple things you can do.

  1. Find out what you can recycle in your area using our postcode locator
  2. Get dates in your diary for when your recycling will be collected
  3. Set up a system at home to sort out your recycling 
  4. Get everyone in the house involved
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