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A to Z guide on waste - J

Some ideas to help you decide what to do with your unwanted items.

Jiffy bags

Jiffy bags are easy to save, store and reuse.

Put old jiffy bags in your compost bin after removing the plastic inner. Find out about composting your waste.

Jigsaw puzzles

Combine 2 easier puzzles to provide a new challenge for children.

Donate complete jigsaw puzzle sets to charity shops, residential homes, libraries or social clubs.

Sell jigsaw puzzles on online auctioning websites, apps or social media.

Incomplete sets can be composted if the puzzle is mainly made of cardboard and paper. Find out about composting your waste.

Junk mail

Find out how to stop junk mail.

Contact your bank, building society and credit card companies and ask them not to send you promotional mail, for example for loans, credit cards and mortgages.

Take your junk mail to the paper banks at local recycling centres or to any of our household waste recycling centres.

Shred your junk mail and add it to your compost heap. Find out about composting your waste.