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.

Great British September Clean 11- 27 September 2020

Great British September Clean

The Great British September Clean is about demonstrating that you love where you live – whether that’s by pledging to pick while you’re walking the dog or taking the kids to school, hosting a cleanup or joining someone else’s cleanup.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is supporting this year's Great British September Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. It's the country's biggest mass-action environmental campaign to bring people together to clear up the litter that bights our towns, villages and countrysides.

Last year, more than 560,000 people took part across the country and this year Keep Britain Tidy are aiming to get 600,000 #LitterHeroes out there.

The campaign will run from 11-27th September 2020 and B&NES residents, community groups and local businesses are being called on to give their local areas a good spring clean.

How to join or host a litter pick

Become a litter hero by joining or hosting a litter pick event in your area during September by registering at www.keepbritaintidy.org

Keynsham Wombles can provide you with all the equipment you need for your litter pick. For more information, please email Erica at womble@transitionkeynsham.org 

Community groups and businesses

If your community group or business would like to organise a litter pick event, we can provide you with litter picking equipment and protective clothing, as well as collecting bags of rubbish from your event.

For more information, please email us at cleanup_events@bathnes.gov.uk

 

We would really like to know how you got on with your litter pick...

● how many people joined in?

● how many bags of rubbish and recycling were collected?

If you have a photo and the permissions for us to publish, or details on the number of bags you collected please send it our way! (via email or social media).

Email: wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk

Facebook: Recycle for Bathnes https://www.facebook.com/RecycleforBathnes/

 


 

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 

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

Bath Repair Cafes 

All Repair Cafes in Bath and North East Somerset are on hold at the moment. They are hoping to start these again from September.

Got a broken toaster? Or a torn pair of trousers? Share & Repair runs regular Repair Cafés in Bath and North East Somerset so there’s bound to be one near you. You can find our skilled volunteers at:  

We also support the Keynsham Repair Café (second Saturdays).

 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://shareandrepair.org.uk/

Bath Library of Things 

Bath's Library of Things is a place where you can borrow useful things for your home, projects and adventures. They will take all offers of good quality new or second-hand items.  You can visit Bath's Library of things at 8 Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ and they're open Mon, Wed, Fri 10-1pm & Saturday 10-12 noon.  To view their current wish list click here. If you think you have something that would be good (whether it’s on the wish list or not), get in touch at hello@shareandrepair.org.uk or call us on 07486 518197. To find out how you can register and see what you can borrow, please click here

 

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