Approximately 62% of waste in County Westmeath goes to landfill. This is not sustainable or acceptable and we must achieve a situation where sending waste to landfill is OUR LAST OPTION.
Prevention, Reduction, Reuse and Recycling is the preferred options in managing household waste to reduce the amount of waste that is produced in the first place.
A new website mywaste.ie has been launched and is Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste. Here you will find everything you need to know about how to manage your waste responsibly and efficiently. Browse the site for local waste services, recycling facilities, information on preventing, reusing and disposing of waste, see https://www.mywaste.ie/
Attached is a list of items that can be put into your Brown Bin to help reduce waste
Prevention is the best method of reducing waste - if we don't buy it we don't have to dispose of it. In Ireland, the average family spends €400- €1,000 on food that ends up being thrown in the bin. If we know what we waste, plan meals, prepare a shopping list and store and serve the food properly we maximise the nutritional and monetary value from our food. Try taking the "Stop Food Waste" Challenge to reduce your food waste by 1/4 - www.stopfoodwaste.ie.
Here are some tasty recipes to tempt you on your way:
Recipe Booklet - Family Favourites (1,217kB)
The average household produces 1.5 tonnes of waste a year. We can reduce this amount by prevention, minimisation, reuse and recycling
The following are ways to reduce waste:
One third of the food we buy is thrown away. Savings of up to €1000 each year could be made by reducing the food we throw away. For tips on reducing food waste see - www.stopfoodwaste.ie
Catherine Fulvio Recipe booklet: Catherine Fulvio recipe booklet
HSE Recipe booklet: Recipe Booklet - HSE
Click here Your Freezer - Friend or Foe (228kB)