Improving waste management practices though a voluntary
grouping of seven local authorities in Northern Ireland.

Reduce and Reuse

All households and businesses in the North West region can contribute significantly to reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill, mainly by following the ‘3 Rs’ principle of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’.

This section contains handy tips on how you can help in the waste management effort.

Improvements in this area can be made by thinking about what you are buying at the supermarkets while you are doing your shopping. By making slight alterations to your shopping list you can significantly reduce the amount of waste created in and around the home.

As much as possible, avoid disposable products such as nappies, tissues, face wipes, plastic cups, plates and cutlery. Instead try to buy items that can be reused, such as bottles instead of cans, and rechargeable batteries.

Reduce unnecessary waste by avoiding purchases that are not essential and by borrowing and sharing items which are not used often with neighbours. And rather than throwing out CDs and books, give them to friends, a charity shop or a library

© North West Region Waste Management Group
  • Ballymoney District Council
  • Coleraine District Council
  • Derry District Council
  • Limavady District Council
  • Magherafelt District Council
  • Moyle District Council
  • Strabane District Council