READY, SET, RECYCLE
Recycling is as beneficial to your local area – saving councils money – as it is to our global climate. But when space in your home is at a premium, it can be hard to know how to keep waste in order.
Follow our useful tips and advice to help you organise your recycling, plus we show you a variety of products, including recycling bins, to simplify the process.
Hangs inside cupboard doors for efficient use of space
Crush plastic containers to save space in your recycling bin
Combines all of your waste and recycling in one neat unit
Features a multi-purpose drawer that sits at the base and a removable food waste caddy to make recycling quick and easy
Clean out jars and containers as solid food interferes with the recycling process
Combines striking design with function to ensure efficient and easy waste management for your home. Coming soon the Brabantia Bo Touch Bin
DON'T FORGET BIN LINERS
Depending on the type of bin you have, you'll need liners to fit it. Certain brands might require specific bags, while the bin type, compost or plastic recycling, determines which liner material you need
CREATE A COMPOST BIN IN YOUR GARDEN
Keen gardeners know that nutrient-rich compost is an essential for healthy, thriving gardens – plus, it's a great way to recycle food waste. Follow these easy steps to create your own.
Step 1 - Invest in compost bins
Step 2 - Get set up
Place your bin on bare soil, preferably in a sunny spot. Placing wire mesh beneath the bin helps to stop rats getting in. Make a recess in the soil, place a round piece of wire mesh that's slightly larger than your bin into the hole and place the bin on top.
Step 3 - Activate your compost
Start throwing in food waste – avoid animal-derived products to help avoid attracting vermin – then add in grass clippings or young weeds to activate the compost: this speeds up the composting process.
Step 4 - Maintenance
Keep the compost moist by watering occasionally, and turn every few weeks to aerate the pile. When adding new materials, make sure you mix them in rather than layering on top.
If you want to know what recycling your council collects, or how to reduce your waste, see our handy links below (all of them open in a new window). Please be aware that we cannot be responsible for the content of external sites.