Bin less, help save money

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Landfill site (large version)Did you know…last year Dorset threw away a total of 200,000 tonnes of rubbish – the same weight as around 14,000 double deckers!

Around 97,000 tonnes of this household waste was sent to landfill, costing a massive £6.8m. Landfill tax is set to rocket by an extra £32 a tonne in the next four years, which will cost us about a further £3m per year.

We’re asking you to help us reduce this. If households cut the amount of rubbish thrown in their bins by a kilo a week – that’s the equivalent of one bag of sugar – the county council could save £800,000 this year, increasing to £1.1m in four years time.

So if you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions – reducing, reusing, recycling and composting as much of your waste as possible is simple to do and really makes a difference!

See our low waste lifestyle tips and find out how minimising waste could also save you money too.

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