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, universities and other organisations to delvier a wide range of campaigns and waste education initiatives. Our latest leaflet is available to download in the documents on the right of this page. Please follow the links below to find out more.


Food waste 

We work to reduce how much food waste is thrown away by supporting and delivering campaigns such as Love Food Hate Waste, or promoting other food waste saving tips and tools like apps that allow you to share or obtain surplus food or get great leftover recipe ideas.

Food waste is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. To help tackle the climate emergency we must tackle our food waste. Not only does it cost a lot of money to throw it away, but it takes a great amount of resources to grown, prepare and transport food to the shops.

We enable residents to recycle as much as possible by providing the best services to make the most of the wasted food we have to throw away. 

Your food waste is sent to Codford Biogas in Wiltshire, where it generates electricity and very nutrient rich fertilizer. For more information, please visit www.codfordbiogas.co.uk


Recycle your electricals

We have recently partnered with our Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections coordinator Valpak to promote our kerbside collections on social media. This is to raise awareness of the collections and the amount of small WEEE we all seem to have in forgotten draws and cupboards. 

Did you know a massive 75% of all materials in your old electrical items can be recycled and turned into useful things like life-saving equipment, children’s playground, and even new electricals?!

Small, old electricals are one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the UK and in the world with 50 million tonnes of electrical waste thrown away annually across the globe, and that is set to triple by 2050. The total number of cables hoarded in UK homes (140 million) could circle the earth more than 5 times!

 Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled. Once you have decided that you want to recycle an old electrical, follow the ABC rule:

Ask yourself whether your old electrical item contains batteries or bulbs? They need to be removed before recycling. With computers or smart devices remove the memory and SIM cards and delete your data.

Bag – get a bag ready to place your items in. You can then place the untied bag out with our green recycling box on your next collection date.

Check what small electrical items can be recycled here.



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 

Bath Repair Cafes 

Bath Repair Cafes are run buy Bath Share and Repair at different venues across the City. To find out when the next one is please visit Bath Share and Repair here.

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 skilled volunteers lots of locations across the Bath are, for details of the dates and times of the Repair Cafés please visit the webiste. REgular Café are hosted at:  

Don't forget, they still have their one-to-one repair sessions going on in the shop on George Street in Bath too if you can't make it to a Repair Café.

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

Bath Share and Repair

As well 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 Share and Rapirs shop at 3 York Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2EB and they're open Wed 10am-1pm, Thu 1-4pm, Fri 10-1pm & Saturday 10am-1pm.  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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