Tips

Having a clear out?

We recently talked to Lesley Naylor from Clutter Therapy UK and Nicola Woodgate from...

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How can I get my bike repaired in Leeds?

It's been great to see so many more more people out on bikes in Leeds over the last...

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Donating and buying secondhand stuff

With so many options to buy and donate secondhand stuff in Leeds, there's really very...

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Sewing, repair and upcycling

Around 4,000 tonnes of clothing end up in Leeds' black bins every year. With a little...

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Totally devoted to veg - ten top tips to reduce veg waste

It’s estimated that fresh veg and salad make up 28% of our food waste* - and the main...

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How to make a face mask from stuff you have lying around the house

It's really easy to make face coverings out of stuff you have lying around your...

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Ten tips for using your loaf

In the UK we throw away 24 million slices of bread EVERY DAY. It’s time we learned to...

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Need help choosing a compost bin?

My compost bin journey (Guest blog from Helen Butt of Leeds Rotters) My first...

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Know your labels - use by and best before

Every year, approximately 6.6 million tonnes of food are wasted by UK households,...

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How to compost in a trench

A guest blog from Helen Butt of the Leeds Rotters There are many ways to compost at...

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Recycling Quiz

Are you a Binfluencer, Recycling Rookie or Bin Beginner? Take our quiz below to find...

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Top tips on avoiding food waste

At a time when we need to be more careful with food than ever, there's plenty of...

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What are the benefits of composting?

There are so many good reasons to compost waste and you and your garden will...

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Too wet or dry? Top composting challenges

No one size fits all and different methods work for different situations. That's one...

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How to deal with woody waste

Woody waste can't go in your compost heap. So what can you do with it? Here are some...

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How can I recycle paint in Leeds?

If you have paint that could be used by someone else, local social enterprise...

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Where can I recycle batteries in Leeds?

It's really important to not put batteries in your black bin, or in your green bin....

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Please don't put small electrical items in your black bin - they can cause a fire hazard.

How do I recycle electrical items in Leeds?

It’s important not to put small electrical items that are no longer working in your...

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Did you know that 4000 tonnes of clothing is thrown away in Leeds black bins every year?

What can I do with clothes I no longer want?

It’s estimated that the average household in Leeds throws away around 12 kilos of...

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Glass recycling bins at Roundhay Park

Where can I recycle my glass in Leeds?

Glass isn’t currently collected from our homes in Leeds. However there are more than...

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Recyclable plastic bottles

What can I recycle in my green bin?

The main things that can go in your green recycling bin are: Paper and cardboard...

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Tips for reusing garden waste

What is garden waste? It’s the waste that you generate in your garden such as grass...

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What can and can't be recycled in Leeds?

If you've ever spent longer than necessary wondering whether the margarine tub,...

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Top tips on starting a compost heap at home

We've shared some tips on how you can create your own compost heap at home. Many...

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Recycle, reuse, repair and upcycle your clothes

Did you know that 4000 tonnes of clothing and textiles end up in Leeds' black bins...

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Plastic bottles

Get to know more about recycling

It goes without saying that recycling plays an important part in helping us to waste...

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Sewing machine

Get to know your reuse and repair options in Leeds

When we're thinking about wasting less, we often end up focusing first on recycling....

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Refill containers

Stop your waste in its tracks

When we think about wasting less, we often think first of recycling. And whilst...

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