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Zero Waste challenge

30 Days of Zero Waste in Worcestershire

Reducing waste often seems very daunting and people don't know what to do or where to start.  Take our 30 day zero waste challenge and make a few changes to help you.  You'll be surprised at how easy it is and how much waste you will save!

Last year households across Worcestershire generated over 270,000 tonnes of waste. Of this 115,000 tonnes was recycled, composted or reused.  Not only does this cost more than £30million a year to deal with but it has a huge environmental cost.

If you have made it your new year’s resolution to cut your waste, there is lots of help and advice on offer via our social media channels. Here is how you can get involved:

Take our zero waste challenge

How much can you reduce your waste by in 30 days? Download our zero waste challenge guide to get started.

Find out how to reduce your food waste

Visit (link opens on new window) for lots of ideas on how to reduce your food waste.  If you leave near Upton-upon-Severn you can use the new community fridge, which is a great way of redistributing food that isn’t needed – take what you don’t need and leave with what you do.  The Community Fridge is open from 9am – 5pm every day and is located at Upton Baptist Church, Old Street, Upton-upon-Severn WR8 0HN.

Get a cheap compost bin

Visit Get Composting (link opens in a new window) or ring 0844 571 4444 to get a compost bin from £14.99 including delivery.

Recycle your bras

Recycle your bras to help raise money for the Worcestershire Breast Haven Unit as part of pink October. Visit our bra recycling page to find out where your nearest bra recycling point is.

Get your broken household items fixed

There are 6 repair cafés in the county who can turn their hand at repairing most things; electrical items, garden machinery, toys, clocks or clothing.

Clear out your closet

Clear out your closet and declutter your house. Donate any unwanted items to charity shops, sell them online or pass them on to friends. There are £30million worth of unused clothes hanging in the nation’s wardrobes, don’t let them go to waste.

Whatever you do, you will be helping the environment and hopefully saving some money as well. Visit (link opens on new window) for lots of advice and ideas on extending the lifespan of your clothes.

Further Information

You can get regular updates and waste reduction ideas by visiting the following links: