Each year Gosport produces around 26,095 tonnes of household waste
and this is continuing to rise. As our
quality of life increases we buy more and this creates more waste. Waste minimisation is about avoiding and
reducing the waste we create. Why not
follow the tips below to ‘slim your bin?’
Stop Junk Mail
Every year 21
billion items (550,000 tonnes) of direct mail is sent to UK addresses. You can stop junk mail by registering with
the Mailing Preference Service or by calling 0845 703 4599. If you do not wish to receive Yellow Pages
you can opt out by phoning their delivery, ordering and enquiry centre, on 0800
Compost Your Leftover Food
Around 25% of the
food we throw away can be composted.
Composting is a great way to use your unwanted kitchen waste. It helps reduce waste and can be turned in to
nutrient rich soil for your garden! To
buy a compost bin or for more information click here
Use Real Nappies
Real nappies are
easy to use, come in a wide range of colours and styles, and can save you money
too! They will also cut your household rubbish by up to half. The Fareham and Gosport Real Nappy Network holds regular
events to give you advice and demonstrate available options. Click here for more information, and to request your FREE
real nappy guide.
The food you buy
can have a big impact on the environment.
Click here for tips on ways to "green" your shopping.
Donate Unwanted Furniture
There are plenty of ways to donate your unwanted furniture, helping both the community and the environment at the same time.
- Jacobs Well Care Centre is a local
charity and receives donations of carpet, paint and household items to
sell at a reduced cost to low income families. For more information visit their web site or phone 02392 583050.
- The British Heart Foundation is constantly looking
for fresh stock for its Furniture and Electrical stores and offers a FREE collection service, which helps the
through recycling in your local community. Call the Fareham store on 01329 825847.