Other ways to avoid throwing things away

Find out what you can do instead of throwing things away.

Sell online

Try selling unwanted items on auction sites - or search the internet for: 'sell CDs online', or 'sell my books online' etc.

Sell locally

Give away

Hire or borrow

Instead of buying certain items, you may be able to hire or borrow them instead, Not only does this reduce consumption, it means many items can be reused too.

  • libraries
  • formal clothes hire
  • fancy dress hire
  • DVD rental shops and websites
  • furniture rental
  • cycle hire
  • crockery, glassware and catering equipment hire
  • tool, gardening and cleaning equipment hire
  • catering supplies
  • toy libraries
  • borrow everyday items in your local area.