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November – What’s in your bin

What's in your bin and what happens to your waste after we take it away.

Every year, every home in the Ryedale district creates about a tonne of rubbish - that's a lot of rubbish.

Waste from your green bin ends up at landfill sites - which is expensive and bad for the environment. There are a number of ways you can reduce waste in your bin - we encourage everyone to recycle as much as they can. Throughout November we'll be sharing our A-Z of waste - how and where it can be disposed of. Follow our social media channels to find out more.  What happens to the materials you recycle?

We also continue to collect garden waste throughout November. Your grass cuttings and prunings contain many nutrients that can be put back into the soil to improve it - so your garden waste is taken to local farmers who compost it.

We work with the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership to promote composting and offer you the chance to buy compost bins at a reduce rate. More than 60% of the contents of the average rubbish bin is biodegradable and over a third can be easily composted at home.

Home composting is easier than you think - and North Yorkshire Rotters can provide help and advice to support you on your composting journey.

There are some great local groups that promote reuse of furniture and other household items.

There's also the Zero Waste movement which encourages us to move towards consuming less so even less is thrown away. Waste reduction starts at the supermarket - you can make small alterations to what you buy that can reduce the amount of waste created at home:

  • Buy only what you need
  • Buy products that can be reused
  • Buy products with little packaging
  • Reuse or giveaway unwanted items

Google 'zero waste' to find blogs, website and easy tips to reduce waste.

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

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