Our Waste Campaigns Team work to let people know about our services and why it's so important to reduce, re-use and recycle. We work with residents, community groups, schools and universities.  We run events, roadshows and campaigns to raise awareness of particular services and projects. Please follow the links below to find out more.

Schools

Did you know that over 80% of ‘waste’ in the average primary and secondary school bin is recyclable? (WRAP report 2008) In Bath and North East Somerset we offer a comprehensive recycling and rubbish collection service for schools along with free activities for schools to encourage green behaviour from an early age.

The environment, climate change and sustainability are all highly topical subjects in the world today. They are an intrinsic element of the curriculum (including GCSE exam papers) and other aspects of school life. Learning about waste is one way to engage students with environmental issues and encourage them to take practical action at home and at school.

For more information on recycling in schools, email wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk or visit The Hub at thehub.bathnes.gov.uk

Events

Raising awareness of how people can play their part in boosting recycling rates is a crucial part of our work. Every tonne we can save going to landfill saves the public purse from expensive charges.

We hold community road shows all year round to answer your recycling and home composting queries in person and help you save money.  At our Love Your Clothes road shows we offer advice and tips on how to make your clothes last longer, how to recycle and pass on your unwanted clothes and how to help you reduce the environmental impact of laundering your clothes. Please see below for venues and dates.

We also offer practical advice to help you make the most of your weekly food waste recycling collection, and how to line your food waste caddy with newspaper.

We are also happy to offer free recycling talks to community groups - contact us at wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk

 

Diary of road shows and community events 2017

Keep looking here for events as we confirm them ...

January

Second hand furniture sale - Saturday 28 January 2017,  10-12 noon - the old MOD building (next to the Recycling Centre) at Pixash Lane, Keynsham BS31 ITP - Good quality items at bargain prices (Cash only)

February

Sunday 5 February 2017 - Grand Flea Market, Saltford Hall, Saltford BS31 3BY,  10-1pm - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

Wednesday 8 February 2017 - Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath, 10-3pm - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

Friday 10 February 2017 - University of Bath refreshers fair, 10-3pm - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

March

Wednesday 1 March 2017- Tesco, Keynsham, 11-3pm - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

Saturday 4 March 2017 - Corston Village Market, 10-12 noon - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

Thursday 9 March 2017 - Morrisons, Bath, 11-3pm - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

Saturday 11 March 2017 - Seedy Swap, Conygre Hall, Timsbury 10-2pm - Your rubbish collection will be changing to every other week from November 6. Come and find out more about the changes to your collection and view the wheeled bins we are introducing for rubbish collection. We’ll be on hand to answer your queries and give you tips to help you recycle even more, to get ready for the change.

 

Second hand furniture sales in Keynsham 2017

 

 

Saturday 28 January 2017 10am- 12noon

The Council’s Waste Campaigns team are holding their next second hand furniture sale on Saturday 28 January 2017  from 10am to 12 noon at the old MOD building (next to Keynsham Recycling Centre) at Pixash Lane, Keynsham BS31 ITP.

There’s an exciting collection of second hand furniture for sale at bargain prices (cash only).  All items for sale have been brought to our Recycling Centres by residents and are in good enough condition for re-use.

Items for sale include wardrobes, bedside tables, retro display cabinets, arm chairs, plus much, much more. Prices range from around £5 to £40 there’s also a selection of FREE items too, including bedside tables and coffee tables.

So whether you’re looking to furnish your home or looking for a piece of furniture to upcycle for a project, come along and grab yourself a bargain!

All furniture bought at the sale must be taken away on the day.

There will also be an opportunity to visit our recycling roadshow at the sale and find out more about the Love Your Clothes campaign.  We can give you advice on how you can waste less and save money, answer your recycling queries and you can pick up free recycling containers if you need them.

For more information please visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/furnituresale

or contact Council Connect 01225 30 40 41

councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk

to find out more.

If you wish to donate any unwanted, re-useable furniture to one of our sales, please take them along to one of our recycling centres.

Promoting waste awareness

Our Waste Campaigns Officers visit thousands of homes every year giving information, hints and tips to encourage recycling and save the local taxpayer money. Find out more about the work they do in a edition of Connect Magazine.

 

 

 

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