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Waste minimisation

On average, everyone in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks. We can all help ease the problem by reducing the amount we throw away in the first place and recycling as many materials as we can.

By reducing the amount of waste we all throw away we are helping to save natural resources, reduce extraction, reduce energy-use and reduce the use of landfill. This page details some of the ways you can prevent waste.

Reduce unwanted addressed mail

Register with the Mailing Preference Service to reduce unwanted addressed marketing mail. Your name and address will be removed from up to 95 percent of direct marketing lists. You can also register previous occupiers.

Once you have registered with the Mail Preference Service it could take up to 4 months to have a full effect. You will still receive mail from companies that you specifically have dealings with e.g. insurance companies. If you want to stop mail from these organisations contact them directly and request to be removed from their database.

Start home composting today

The Recycle Now Home Composting Campaign is a government funded scheme to encourage people to reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfill. To find out how you can take advantage of the subsidised scheme in Lincolnshire and start home composting today, please follow the related links at the bottom of this page.

The Lincolnshire Real Nappy Campaign

Disposable nappies take several hundred years to decompose in landfill sites. Real nappies have undergone a transformation and are not only an environmentally sound alternative but are now much easier to use and wash. To find out more about them, please visit the Real Nappy Campaign website (opens new window).

Reduce the use of plastic carrier bags

Say 'no' to unwanted bags. Re-use plastic carrier bags or use a bag-for-life instead.

Recycle, recycle, recycle

100 percent of the South Holland District is on a kerbside recycling route.