How you can prevent waste

Home composting and food waste

You can buy compost bins as well as kitchen composters, water butts and wormeries online at Get Composting

Different sizes are available and prices start from £17.98 (plus delivery) for a 220l compost bin.

At the moment, 220l and 330l compost bins are on a buy one, get one half price special offer.

You can also refer to Love Food, Hate Waste for more tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

Reusable nappies

Reusable nappies are biodegradable and can help you save up to £500 per child compared to disposable nappies.

You can apply for a nappy subsidy of up to £54.15 per child to buy reusable nappies. You will need to provide:

  • a photocopy of the child’s birth certificate
  • original receipts for reusable nappies
  • proof of residence

For more information on nappy subsidies, refer to the Real Nappy Information Pack (PDF, 570KB).

Apply for a nappy subsidy (PDF , 132KB)

Junk mail

You can help the environment by reducing the junk mail you receive.

Ways to reduce junk mail

  • Ask to be removed from old mailing lists
  • Check the box asking not to be placed on mailing list when completing forms
  • Register for free with the Mailing Preference Service to remove your name and address from most mailing lists
  • Register with Royal Mail to reduce the amount of unaddressed mail 

North London Waste Authority (NLWA)

We are part of the NLWA, which is responsible for helping us dispose of our rubbish. For more information, refer to NLWA

For more information on how you can reduce your waste, increase recycling, and find out about events in your area, refer to Wise Up To Waste.

If you put the wrong items in your recycling bin or sack, all the items may be disposed of as rubbish. For more information on why it is important to put the right items into your recycling bin or sack, watch NLWA Contamination Animation - Wise up to Waste.