People who succeed at recycling make it part of their day-to-day routine, this will be key when the ‘Pay by Weight’ legislation comes in. Try some of the following tips while at the supermarket or at home:

At the Supermarket

Reduce the amount of waste you produce by reducing the amount of packaging you take home.
• Buy larger sizes, concentrates and refills. The increased volume and reduced packaging will save you money at the shop and with the bins.
• Check to see if you can recycle the packaging, for example, paper, cardboard, glass, cans and plastic before you buy.
• Take your own shopping bags or box to take your shopping home in.
 

In the Kitchen

Make recycling easy:
• Rinse cans & plastics when you’ve finished with them.
• Have separate bins in your kitchen to make separating waste easy.
• Have a caddy for your kitchen scraps and add them to your Brown bin/compost heap.
 

In the Garden

Composting is a great way to reuse your kitchen and garden waste. Try these composting tips:
• Sprinkle your compost with water to it keep moist and add a shovel of soil now and then.
• Don’t add any dairy products, meat, fat or cooking oil.
• Don’t add any diseased plants or persistent weeds such as oxalis and dock, to your compost.
• Set up a water butt to save on water charges. It’s also the best water to use on your plants.
 
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