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January - March 2019 Waste & recycling

Is your bin always full? Are you looking for ways to cut down on the amount of the waste that goes in your bin?

Ryedale District Council is encouraging residents to think about how they can tackle their waste with their Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign which is focusing on reducing waste.

There are many ways to reduce waste – from changing your shopping habits by choosing products with less packaging to reusing jars or plastic boxes.  Using up leftover food is another quick and easy way to reduce waste. Composting is a good way to reduce your garden waste – and the compost you produce is a great way to enrich your own garden.

Learn more about waste and how you can recycle everyday items in our A to Z of waste (PDF 26 pages, 2.1MB).

Making a few simple changes to our shopping habits can make a huge difference to the amount of waste in our bins. Reusable drinks bottles rather than single use plastic bottles, reusing ice cream tubs as storage containers or switching from paper towels and cleaning wipes to reusable cloths are all simple lifestyle changes that can have an impact on the amount of waste in your bin.

Home composting can be a great way improve your own garden and using up food leftovers can save you money too. Simple lifestyle changes like these can make a big difference.

The average home produces around a tonne of rubbish every year. In weight that is the equivalent of a small car – which is a lot of rubbish. As well as kerbside collections, residents can dispose of a range of rubbish at North Yorkshire County Council run Household Waste & Recycling Centres. Ryedale District Council also operates town centre mini recycling centres that can take glass, paper, cardboard, cans and plastic bottles.

Ryedale District Council has teamed up with the North Yorkshire Rotters funded by the City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council to organise a love your leftovers cookery demonstration at Pickering Market on Monday 18 February. Chef Nigel Brown will demonstrate Love Food, Hate Waste recipes. Giveaways will include Love Food, Hate Waste items such as spaghetti measurers, rice scoops and other handy kitchen gadgets to help you cut down on your food waste.

North Yorkshire Rotters volunteers will also be on hand to give information and advice about home composting.

The Rotters will be attending the markets in Helmsley on Friday 8 March and Malton on Saturday 9 March along with the Council's Community Team. They’ll be able to answer any composting related questions you may have.

The Community Team will also be attending Kirkbymoorside Market on Wednesday 20 February talking about their role in the community, the Don't Be a Waster - Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign and how you can get involved and reduce your waste.  Come along and say hello. Pick up a Love Food, Hate Waste giveaway such as a spaghetti measurer, rice scoop and other handy kitchen gadgets to help you cut down on your food waste.

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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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