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Our Waste Campaigns Team work to let people know about our services and why it's so important to reduce, re-use and recycle. We work with residents, community groups, schools and universities.  We run events, roadshows and campaigns to raise awareness of particular services and projects. Please follow the links below to find out more.

Schools

Did you know that over 80% of ‘waste’ in the average primary and secondary school bin is recyclable? (WRAP report 2008) In Bath and North East Somerset we offer a comprehensive recycling and rubbish collection service for schools along with free activities for schools to encourage green behaviour from an early age.

The environment, climate change and sustainability are all highly topical subjects in the world today. They are an intrinsic element of the curriculum (including GCSE exam papers) and other aspects of school life. Learning about waste is one way to engage students with environmental issues and encourage them to take practical action at home and at school.

Take part in our Lorry Caption Competition.  Click on Lorry Caption Competition to find out more.

For more information on recycling in schools, email wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk or visit The Hub.

Events

Raising awareness of how people can play their part in helping you to recycle more is a crucial part of our work. Every tonne we can save going to landfill saves the public purse from expensive charges.

We hold community road shows all year round to answer your recycling and home composting queries in person and help you save money. Our current roadshows will help you make the change to our new every other week rubbish collection service and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our campaigns team will give you plenty of tips and advice to help you recycle more to get ready for the change. Please see below for venues and dates - we are adding to these throughout the year.

We also offer practical advice to help you make the most of your weekly food waste recycling collection, and how to line your food waste caddy with everyday plastic bags and newspaper.

We are also happy to offer free recycling talks to community groups - contact us at wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk

Diary of road shows and community events 2017

Keep looking here for events as we confirm them ...

October

Saturday 21 October 2017 - Bath Repair Cafe - New Oriel Hall,  Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RA 10 - 1.00pm - What do you do with a wobbly chair or when the zip breaks on your favourite jacket? Throw it away? No way! If you have an item that is broken or needs adjusting, bring it along to the Bath Repair Café! Come and learn how to fix items yourself with the help of a team of volunteer repair experts, all free of charge.

HOW TO sessions

November

Saturday 4 November 2017 - Bath Repair Cafe - Timebank, 86 High Street, Twerton BA2 1DE - What do you do with a wobbly chair or when the zip breaks on your favourite jacket? Throw it away? No way! If you have an item that is broken or needs adjusting, bring it along to the Bath Repair Café! Come and learn how to fix items yourself with the help of a team of volunteer repair experts, all free of charge.

Friday 24 November 2017 - Keynsham Winter Festival, Fear Hall 6-9pm - We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more.

Saturday 25 November 2017 - Bath Repair Cafe - New Oriel Hall,  Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RA 10 - 1.00pm - What do you do with a wobbly chair or when the zip breaks on your favourite jacket? Throw it away? No way! If you have an item that is broken or needs adjusting, bring it along to the Bath Repair Café! Come and learn how to fix items yourself with the help of a team of volunteer repair experts, all free of charge.

Second hand furniture sales in Keynsham

2nd Hand Sale

We have no future dates for sales for 2017 but will advertise here and in the council's quarterly magazine B&NES Together if this changes.

Promoting waste awareness

Our Waste Campaigns Officers help thousands of people every year giving information, hints and tips to encourage recycling and save the local taxpayer money.

 

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