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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.

  • Friends of our Street - Residents' Toolkit - advice and downloadable materials to help keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy
  • Events - scroll down to see our diary of displays, roadshows and community events
  • Waste not, Want not our next re-use sale will take place on Saturday 20 October 2018 - Good quality items of pre-loved furniture, bric-a-brac, bicycles and building materials for sale at bargain prices - all saved for re-use from our Recycling Centres.
  • Bath Repair Cafes - 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 but donations welcomed. Monthly events at various venues www.facebook.com/repaircafebath
  • School recycling and rubbish collections - details of what we offer and who to contact
  • School activities - websites with free educational support for schools
  • University students - guidance on recycling and rubbish for students living in halls and off campus
  • Pass it on textiles campaign

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.

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 expen will answer your queries and provide practical tips help you recycle even more. 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

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

2018

Waste not, Want not re-use sale in Keynsham

Saturday 20 October 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon at the old MOD building (next to the Recycling Centre) at Pixash Lane, Keynsham BS31 ITP.

We know that there are many items that our residents bring to our Recycling Centres that are too good for recycling and could be re-used instead - these include furniture, bric-a-brac, bicycles, and some building materials.

We’ve now started setting items aside for the next sale where we will be pleased to offer these to our residents at bargain prices starting from £5 - and some items will even be given away for free.

We’re collecting now, so when you next visit our Recycling Centres at Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton where we have space for donations, please donate any items you think would still be useful to someone else. Please see the site staff so they can set your donations aside.

So whether you’re looking to furnish your home or looking for a piece of furniture to upcycle, or materials for a garden project, come along and grab yourself a bargain! 

We accept cash or cards for sales of £5 and over - all items bought at the sale must be taken away during sale times. 

There will also be an opportunity to visit our recycling roadshow at the sale to find out how to recycle more at home. We can give you advice on how you can reduce your waste, answer your recycling queries and you can also pick up free recycling containers if you need them.

Bath Repair Cafes 

There are now 3 cafes running regularly in Bath- 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. Find out more https://www.facebook.com/RepairCafeBath 

 

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