Reduce and reuse
There are plenty of things that you can do to reduce the amount of waste that you put out for collection and which goes to landfill.
With landfill sites filling up rapidly, it is really important that everyone plays their part in reducing the amount of waste they create. This section gives you some tips on how to reduce and reuse your waste.
See where you can take your old items to be reused on our Recycling and Reuse A-Z.
Try passing them to other people to use via these useful websites.
How to buy a composter, and advice and tips about composting.
Information about the Master Composters programme, which aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste being sent to landfill, by encouraging more people to start composting at home and supporting those already doing so.
Community Action Groups are run by volunteers who organise events and initiatives to reduce, reuse or recycle rubbish in their community.
A campaign to stop households from wasting food.
Some ideas for how you could reduce or reuse the waste you produce.
Of the many thousands of tonnes of rubbish buried in Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside every year, a whopping 10 per cent comprises soiled disposable nappies. There are literally millions of them and many will take as long as 500 years to decompose. Real nappies offer a cheaper, convenient alternative that are better for the environment and your baby's bottom.
Plastic bag free case studies
During 2009 and 2010 we provided a series of grants to groups and organisations to help reduce plastic bag use. This report (.pdf format, 608Kb) highlights the activities of Oxfordshire's six plastic bag free projects.