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An increasing number of local authorities now provide kerbside recycling schemes to take away your recyclable materials.
But if your council isn’t yet providing these facilities, there’s still every reason to get involved in recycling your household waste.
Step one is to find out where your local recycling facilities are and what materials can be recycled there.
Start by looking around places where you regularly visit, such as supermarkets or local shopping precincts. Local community centres and village halls are also often home to recycling banks too.
Once you know what materials can be easily recycled locally, start to collect and sort your waste in different containers/bags/bins at home.
Each time you then go near one of the recycling facilities, take your waste with you.
To increase the benefits of recycling, wherever possible try to take your waste to the banks as part of a planned trip out (eg as part of your regular shopping trip) rather than making a special journey which uses extra fuel.