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Christmas & New Years Waste & Recycling Dates

West London Waste Authority offices will be closed between 24th December to 1st January. Brent HRRC will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day Monday 8am to 4pm Tuesday 8am to 4pm Wednesday 8am to 4pm Thursday 8am to 4pm Friday 8am to 4pm Saturday 8am to 4pm Sunday 8am to…

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Are you going to make a last minute dash this Christmas?

Christmas is only a few days away and perhaps you’re sitting back relaxing knowing well that you have already done your Christmas gift shopping, have them wrapped perfectly and have them safely stored under the tree. But, if you’re reading this, it’s not too late, you can still find that perfect gift for that specia…

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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

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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The Christmas Clear Out

It’s now that time of year where the presents have been unwrapped, the turkey has been eaten (most of it anyway) the drinks have been drunk (definitely all of it), and the Christmas spirit has packed its bags for another year. The New Year is a great time to find new opportunities to reduce waste wherever…

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Have yourself a Merry (food waste free!) Christmas

Tis’ the season to be jolly­­- especially with all the delicious holiday food to look forward to! Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones eating well this time of year. Our bins eat so well that they swallow up 2 million turkeys and 74 million mince pies each year. Don’t let this put a damper on…

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Making a list & checking it twice: 4 tips for Christmas success

There’s a good reason Santa makes a list every Christmas season! The sheer number of tasks to get done before the 25th can often feel longer than Santa’s naughty and nice lists combined.  If you’re wondering how you’re going to pull everything together before the big day or even if you are sitting comfortably becaus…

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On the 1st day of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me, a fully re-useable tree It wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree. With bright and colourful decorations and the child-like thrill when you see all the wrapped parcels under it, nothing says ‘it’s Christmas’ quite like your tree. The debate about which type of…

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Reduce, re-use and recycle this Christmas

We’d like to wish everyone in West London a Happy Christmas and a relaxing festive season. How’s your bin looking? Is it a little round and stuffed full of things? We hope not as the Waste Elves are bin fans of 3 small bins this Christmas. Here are a few quick tips to keep your…

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On the 12th day of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 12 presents wrapping Once the presents are opened on Christmas Day there’s generally a huge pile of wrapping paper sat on your floor. It’s a bit of fun for little Waste Elves to run through the pile kicking their feet, but whilst some wrapping…

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On the 11th day of Christmas

On the eleventh day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 11 nappies washing What’s stopping you using washable nappies or giving them as gifts to friends? Is it the myths that suggest they’re hard to use and expensive to use (well that’s not true)? By choosing cloth, you will prevent approximately 1 tonn…

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On the 10th day of Christmas

On the tenth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 10 foods-a-keeping The Elves know some great tips to help you use up all the food you buy for Christmas. Whether you want to purchase food early to avoid the crowds or just want to know how to keep leftovers tasty ready for us…

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On the 9th day of Christmas

On the ninth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 9 dresses swishing This may come as no surprise but the waste elves love fashion just as much as the next elf. For them there’s no better way to get new outfits for the festive season than by holding a swish! Swishing is…

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On the 8th day of Christmas

On the eighth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 8 spuds-a-freezing Christmas dinner just isn’t the same without potatoes. Whether you roast, mash or boil your potatoes, this is a staple not just for Christmas day but a key ingredient for using up some of the leftovers afterwards too! In fact, looking…

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On the 7th day of Christmas

On the seventh day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 7 chairs upcycling Different styles of chair around the table at Christmas are a familiar sight if you have big gatherings. Chairs with different styles, colours or fabrics in one setting are becoming more fashionable and are found in a few top-class restaurants…

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On the 6th day of Christmas

On the sixth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 6 meals-a-planning Christmas and food, they’re inseparable. Whether you think of turkey, mince pies or chocolates hung on the tree, food is usually a large part of our celebrations. However, turkey sandwiches for a week after Christmas or not enough food to feed t…

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On the 5th day of Christmas

On the fifth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 5 pre-loved things The Waste Elves know we all own things we never use but have just in case. They know there are items hiding in our cupboards we just don’t like and there are a few of our belongings we’ve just forgotten…

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On the 4th day of Christmas

On the fourth day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 4 frozen loaves With people coming and going, last minute shopping and never enough time in the day during December, keeping bread in the freezer is a great way to make sure there’s always something for a quick snack or light meal. The wast…

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On the 3rd day of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 3 small bins Bins may be an unusual “run up to Christmas” gift but having small ones is certainly a great present for your purse and the environment too. Of course, your fully reusable tree, mismatched gloves and the other 9 gifts from…

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On the 2nd day of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas a Waste Elf gave to me 2 mis-matched gloves When things are supposed to come in pairs (gloves, socks, shoes or ark animals) it’s rather frustrating if one of them goes missing. Perhaps the washing machine really did eat your favourite glow in the dark sock but that doesn’t…

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12 Waste Free Days of Christmas

The 12 waste-free days of Christmas Want some new ideas for having a fabulous Christmas on a smaller budget than last year? Fed up with seeing piles of black bags full of rubbish after Christmas? Wondering how you’re going to fit in getting ready for Christmas around everything else you need to do?   W…

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It’s the final clear up from Christmas…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 weeks since we launched Love Christmas Hate Waste for 2013 and now we’re welcoming in a great new year with so much potential. A year when you’ll be able to take everything you’ve been doing for Love Christmas Hate Waste and use it for the next 12…

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Ealing Market and Recycled Christmas Tree Event

The team from West London Waste  will be joining the Recycling Team from Ealing Council from 3.30pm to celebrate Christmas and shout about recycling more over the festive period with a giant tree made out of 900 recycled plastic bottles – equivalent to the number of plastic bottles used every 2 seconds in the UK!…

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Get your gladrags ready for Christmas parties

It’s that time of year again – the party season! Most of us will grace at least one party over the Christmas period and even if you do belong to the ‘Bah humbug’ camp, the chances are good that you’ll have to put on your gladrags at some point this month! Whether you’ve already got…

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Why hate waste at Christmas?

It’s our job to dispose of all the rubbish (not separated for recycling) created in homes in West London. Whether you put rubbish out in sacks or bins, your local council collects it and brings it to our transfer stations to be sent to landfill or an energy from waste plant. Just after Christmas w…

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Do you love Christmas but hate waste?

Take up the winter reduce, re-use, recycling challenge. We’re looking for individuals, couples and families to challenge themselves to go green with us this Christmas and tell us what they’re doing. We can give you a helping hand to save money, the environment and time over the festive season with ideas to reduce, re-use and…

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Week 2: Why hate waste at Christmas

Week 2: Why Hate Waste at Christmas Starting 22 November Welcome to week 2 of Love Christmas Hate Waste, how did you get on with the buy nothing (or very little) challenge last week? This week we’re going to tell you a little bit about waste at Christmas and explain some of the terms you’ll find…

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Love Christmas Hate Waste

Love Christmas Hate Waste Welcome to the Challenge Need some new ideas for having a fabulous Christmas on a smaller budget than last year? Fed up with seeing piles of black bags full of rubbish after Christmas? Wondering how you’re going to fit in getting ready for Christmas around everything else you need to do?…

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