Reduce your food waste
The average green bin in the East Riding contains about 30% food waste. Putting food waste in your brown bin means it can be sent for composting reducing the cost to the council, and helping the environment.
Each household has received a 7 litre kitchen caddy, along with corn starch bags. Any type of food waste (cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, dairy and egg shells) from your household can go into one of these bags in your caddy. The bags are then tied up and put into your brown bin. This is part of a new scheme which now sees food waste and cardboard collected in your brown bin.
Stop junk mail
Please visit the Mail Preference Service (MPS) website to register to be removed from up to 95% of direct mailing lists.
Mail Preference Service (external website)
You can also visit the Stop Junk Mail website for further information, including how to obtain free 'no junk mail' stickers for your front door.
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Local garden centres, shops and DIY stores sell water butts, as do 'Yorkshire Water'. Water butts along with the Councils promotion of compost bins and other home waste systems, can also be bought through Straight Recycling Plc. Visit their website below or ring 0845 1306090 to place an order:
East Riding Get Composting (external East Riding website)
Please note that due to high demand, a maximum of two water butts can be ordered through Straight Recycling Plc. There is an offer of Buy one, get one half price available on all water butts.
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Real nappies are a re-usable, washable alternative to disposable nappies. Using real nappies can help reduce waste going to landfill.
For more information visit the websites below.
Go Real - The Real Nappy Information Service (external website)
The Nappy Lady (external website)
Twinkle Twinkle (external website)
Change A Nappy (external website)
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