Reduce and reuse

Less waste saves you money and helps the environment by reducing the amount of rubbish we send for incineration (to generate electricity).


The best thing we can do with waste is not to produce it in the first place!

As consumers we can use our purchasing power and choose products which are produced sustainably, use little or no packaging and are durable. Buying only what we really need also helps to reverse the trend of today’s throw-away society.

Real nappies

Find out how to claim a £45 voucher by coming to one of our Nappy Natter sessions.

Real Nappies

Garden waste and home composting

Up to 30 per cent of our household waste could be composted. Find out how to claim a subsidised compost bin.

Garden waste and home composting

A to Z of materials

Search the Recycle Recycle Western Riverside website A to Z for reuse and reduction tips by material.


Reuse means passing something you no longer want on to others, or giving an item a new lease of life as something completely different.

Either way, reusing your waste saves you money and helps the environment, by reducing the amount of rubbish you send to landfill.

Donate unwanted furniture and household items

You can drop off your items at the Smugglers Way Reuse and Recycling Centre , where Rework is based.

Book a free collection to donate your unwanted furniture, small electrical items and bric-a-brac with the British Heart Foundation.

Share and donate

Find out about Streetbank, a local enterprise that brings neighbours together by sharing items, ideas and initiatives.

Here are some ideas of how you can reuse your items:

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