Household Recycling Tips

Help the environment by recycling as much of your household waste products as you can.

Here are a few helpful tips to help with the recycling;

  • Reuse plastic carrier bags when shopping.
  • Use a bag for life.
  • Start composting your food and garden waste.
  • Reuse glass jars for homemade jams and pickles.
  • Freeze homemade soups and meals in reusable plastic packaging.
  • Take lunches to work in reusable plastic packaging.
  • Reuse polystyrene or plastic takeaway cartons for packed lunches.
  • Reuse clear plastic bottles for germinating seeds and protecting plants in the garden.
  • Reuse plastic containers or glass jars for storing nuts, bolts and nails in the garage or shed.
  • Buy refillable products.
  • Buy bulk items.
  • Buy loose meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables rather than prepacked items.
  • Buy items using recycled content.
  • Regularly visit a recycling bank.
  • Put a container near your kitchen bin to separate out paper, plastic containers, glass jars and tin cans that can be recycled.
  • Recycle old clothes, books, videos, dvds and toys by taking them to a charity shop.
  • Reuse suitable old clothing as cloths for washing the floor or dusting the furniture.
  • Reuse paper for messages, lining the bottom of a pets cage or burning on the fire.
  • Add paper to the composter or recycling bin.

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I hope you find these tips useful, let me know if you have anymore helpful recycling tips.