Reducing Waste at Work
These pages are designed to give you a list of practical tips on how to reduce your business waste.
There is also a leaflet, Reduce Your Business Waste, for you to download with hints and tips from these pages.
With just a little thought, there are many simple ways to cut down on what you throw away.
How to Reduce Waste in the Office
Paper and printing waste and reducing waste from other materials around the office
How to Reduce Waste Elsewhere (for example, canteen, factory, kitchen, cafeteria, shop, toilets)
Food packaging and food waste and reducing waste in the manufacturing process.
Can't Reduce Some Waste?
Ideas for donating unwanted items, recycling unusual items and composting.
Need More Help?
Contact the trade waste team and other organisations who can help.
Using the waste hierarchy
The 3 R's (Reduce,Reuse, Recycle,) represent the three most important options in the waste hierarchy and include prevention of waste, refurbishment, recovery (such as composting) and energy recovery as options to avoid disposal (the lowest level of the waste hierarchy).
Follow the waste hierarchy and you should be able to reduce your business waste and your waste disposal bill.