Helping Households Reduce Household Waste

Helping Households Reduce Household Waste

Instead of paying for a garden waste collection, we would like to provide the chance for people to trial a free home composter. This could include those who don’t have a garden. The knowledge gained could be used to repeat the scheme so that more people can compost their garden and any suitable kitchen waste at home. Residents who already have a brown bin could also be given the opportunity to exchange it for a free home composter. This will help to improve garden soil, remove the need to buy soil improvers, while increasing the amount of home recycling.

We would also like to see more council initiatives on reducing waste. These could include an online A-Z directory of what can be recycled, and where, in Winchester, and zero waste hubs, where you can donate items you don’t need, and learn the skills to repair items you do need.