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Reducing waste

Waste reduction is a key way that you can help the planet as it means fewer resources are used up when creating new products. If you are interested in taking part in an initiative to help reduce waste in Waverley, you can find out more below.

Rethink Waste

What is Rethink waste?

Rethink Waste is a free scheme available to Waverley residents that offers a range of rewards for reducing waste. It is run by the Surrey Environment Partnership, in collaboration with Greenredeem.

The Surrey Environment Partnership is made up of Surrey County Council and the 11 district and borough councils in the county, including Waverley Borough Council. It runs a number of campaigns focusing on waste reduction, food waste recycling and reducing the contamination of dry mixed recycling.

How do I take part?

You can sign up online and access a personalised dashboard which allows you to take part in activities and resources and monitor your progress. You will receive weekly emails including locally relevant and engaging activities such as pledges, videos and quizzes. You can take part in Rethink Waste now by signing up online.

What are the benefits?

Aside from the benefit to the planet, by taking part, you can receive points which can be used to enter competitions for prizes such as iPads and TVs. Alternatively, you can make donations to charities or local community groups or even support local schools.