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Top 5 Decluttering Tips for Spring

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Spring is finally here! What better way to greet the new season than with a good clear out? Decluttering helps create more space, much needed in London, and ensures items you no longer use can be passed on to others who want them and will use them. From computer cords to winter knits you haven’t worn in…

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WEEE Love Recycling!

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The official results are in! West London residents love recycling. To kick off the New Year in (waste minimisation) style, we hosted our annual series of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) events. Our week-long WEEE collections give west London residents the chance to recycle unwanted electrical items locally. The events this year were a smash success! Big Recycling Results…

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Reminder: Richmond Re-use & Recycling Centre Temporary Closure

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Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre will be temporarily closed from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017 for upgrading works. It will reopen on Saturday 1 April 2017. During this planned closure there will be other sites available in the West London Waste Authority Area. Find out more here.…

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It’s Time to Get Sewing!

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Our Love Your Clothes repair workshops are back by popular demand! On 13th-14th March we’ll be hosting three free sewing workshops in Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. If you’re keen to learn some practical sewing skills to make your clothes last longer than come join us! Tackling Textile Waste Did you know each year in the UK we throw away roughly 350,000 tonnes…

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Give Up Binning Food This Lent

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For many people lent is an opportunity to try to give up bad habits. So, while lots of us will be ditching our favourite sweets or beloved coffee, we’re here to propose a different challenge. We think the next 40 days is the ideal time to get us all to stop putting food in the bin! Why giv…

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Waste Week 2017

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On average in the UK we buy three new electrical items every year. Unfortunately, only a small number of the unwanted or broken items end up being recycled. We want to encourage recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) so we’re taking part in The Pod‘s Waste Week again this year. Waste Week aims to educate young peo…

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Show Your Love for the Environment – It’s Valentine’s Day!

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Wake up and smell the unwrapped roses – Valentine’s Day is here! While we all love a big hug and kiss from our loved ones, many of us will feel compelled to give a little more. Sadly for the environment cellophane wrapped chocolate boxes and glittery cards that can’t be recycled are often the go-to present this…

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Zero Waste Cooking

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Cooking with zero waste in mind is a great way to get the most from the food you buy. A recent food waste report by WRAP revealed UK households threw away a whopping £13 billion worth of edible food in 2015. According to the report, households waste 7.3 million tonnes of food each year, costing families up to £700…

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West London Nappy Pack Launches

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We’re over the moon to announce the launch of our new nappy packs. West London Waste has six free washable nappy packs to lend to west London parents. Once you experience what it’s really like to use washable nappies, we think you’ll be as excited as we are about them and their benefit to the environment…

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Charge Up Your Battery Knowledge


The small, but mighty battery is an indispensable part of our daily life. From mobile phones and laptops to toys and remote controls, we rely on batteries to power us through the day. No matter the type of battery, disposing of them properly is important. Batteries are made from many different types of natural resources and…

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Budget Food for Big Bill Months

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Are your pennies feeling the pinch after Christmas? If so, you’re not alone. We all have months where our finances are tighter than others. When we’re hit with a big bill month, making our food go the extra mile is an easy way to save money – and help the environment at the same time! A new…

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Electricals Recycling Events

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We are pleased to announce a series of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling events across our six west London boroughs. If your printer’s in pieces or your razor’s beyond repair then now’s the perfect time to clear out your unwanted small electrical items and bring them to us for recycling. We’ll take most…

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10 Ideas to Make Your Waste Less Resolution Stick

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New Year’s resolutions can be hard to stick to. From losing weight to eating more healthily, traditional resolutions often come with big ambitious that require lots of time and commitment. For 2017 why not try something different and make a resolution to throw less in your rubbish bin. We have 10 ideas that are quite sim…

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Get your recycling all wrapped up


Now that the Christmas mayhem is behind us, we bet there’s a fair amount of packaging lying around your house. In fact, last Christmas in the UK we consumed close to 300,000 tonnes of card packaging alone. That’s enough to cover the Millennium Stadium pitch nearly 140,000 times! Whatever you don’t plan on reusing next year (check…

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Your rubbish is now generating energy to power 50,000 homes

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Since 14 December, 96% of the non-recycled waste put out by residents in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames is being used to generate energy. Whether it’s put out for collection by the local council in black sacks, grey wheeled bins or black wheeled bins your rubbish will no longer…

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Don’t Panic – Your Last Minute Thrifty Gift Guide

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So, there’s less than a week to go and perhaps you’re sitting pretty with all your lists checked, presents bought and wrapped, and Christmas dinner all cooked and ready to go in the freezer! But, if you’re reading this we think it’s safe to say you’re probably still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone.…

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No Waste Festive Food

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Christmas and food, they’re inseparable – perhaps explaining the term ’tis the season to be jolly’! In the lead up to Christmas however, preparing and cooking the big meal can often be time-consuming, expensive and a tad stressful – who can remember what strange diets our relatives are on this year? Christmas dinner can also come wit…

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Spud and Slice’s Christmas Calendar


The count down to Christmas is finally here! And how easy it is to get involved in activities that can create extra waste – from gift wrapping to buying more food than we actually need. Which is why we’ve asked our favourite food mascots, Spud and Slice to gather their top hints and tips to make t…

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Make Your Christmas Shopping List Shine Green

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The party invitations are rolling in whilst Christmas music jingles from the radio. The holiday season has officially kicked off! While we all look forward to enjoying some down-time with friends and family, many of us will feel less excited about shopping for gifts for them. Not only can Christmas shopping be stressful, but all those gifts…

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Turn Black Friday into Buy Nothing Day

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The holidays are fast approaching and so is the infamous Black Friday! Once a 24-hour deep discount sale, Black Friday now seems to stretch on with deals already advertised on shopping websites and across London High Streets. Don’t be too quick to jump at the supposed rock bottom bargains however, as recent research conducted by Which?…

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Season’s Greetings from Spud and Slice


We can hardly believe it – but the holidays are fast approaching! Doesn’t it seem that we’ve barely left the warmer months behind us? Nevertheless Christmas cheer abounds from shop fronts to the lights on Oxford Street – and our very own Spud is all decked out in his new Christmas gear! While the season is a…

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Love Your Clothes London


Last month we teamed up with the Recycle for London and Love Your Clothes campaign ‘Love Your Clothes London’ to bring west London residents a series of clothing repair workshops. The workshops were a smashing success thanks to you – our residents – for coming out and participating! Workshops were held in each of our 6…

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Thanks for a Souper Evening!


WLWA’s first-ever Disco Soup on 27 October was a souper success with over 50 residents coming together to create a delicious meal from surplus food! In the lead up we saved approximately 60 kilograms of perfectly edible surplus food from FareShare and the local Pinner Sainsbury’s that was then transformed into a delicious feast by you…

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Disco Soup – Lettuce Dance to the Beet!


Get your dancing shoes on and your vegetable peelers out! We can’t wait to host you, together with special guest stars, at our first-ever Disco Soup 7:00PM 27 October at Pinner Village Hall. While the event is free, spaces are limited so please register on EventBrite to ensure entrance on the night. Did you know as a nation we throw away 1 out…

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West London’s Food Waste Movement Gets Funky


In recent years food waste has gone from minor afterthought to full blown media sensation. With TV programmes like Hugh’s War on Waste and the Evening Standard’s recent Food for London campaign, food waste’s become the topic du jour across London’s dining tables – and with good reason! Did you know 1/3 of all the food we produc…

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Love Your Clothes Repair Workshops

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West London Waste is delighted to be teaming up with Recycle for London’s Love Your Clothes campaign to bring you a series of free sewing repair workshops. The workshops focus on sharing repair skills to extend the life of your clothes. They also provide an excellent opportunity to repair or re-fashion your pre-loved items and meet…

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5p Plastic Bag Charge – One Year On

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One year ago, on 5 October, England’s 5p charge on all single-use plastic carrier bags came into effect. The charge was enacted in order to reduce the number of single-use plastic carrier bags, and the litter associated with them. So, one year on has the charge been a success? Have we decreased the number of single-us…

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Reminder: Hounslow Re-Use & Recycling Centre Temporarily Closed

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Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre in Hounslow will be closed from Monday 3 October to Friday 4 November. During this time, residents will be unable to use the site to deposit household waste and are asked to use neighbouring civic amenity sites or alternative ways to dispose of bulky items and household goods. When Spac…

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Guest Blog: How to Throw a Zero-Waste Dinner Party


by Erin Vaughan Ever taken out the rubbish after a dinner party, wondering how exactly you managed to rack up all that waste from just one night of fun? From disposable food packaging to extra paper napkins to tablecloths meant to be tossed, parties tend to come with a pretty hefty amount of waste. The good…

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Waste Less, Live More!


The month of September is all about reducing waste! We started off  with Zero Waste, then moved on to Recycle Week, and now it’s time to pass the baton over to Waste Less, Live More Week. From 19–25 September, Waste less, Live More Week brings together organisations and people to take part in activities whic…

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