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Waste

incinportrt5When we throw things away we lose not only the raw materials in making
them, but the fuel needed to extract, make and transport them. Instead of trying to reduce waste, the Council tries to “predict” how much is thrown away and “provide” landfill sites and incineration to deal with it.Both landfill and incineration are bad for the environment. We should buy fewer products and they should be designed to be more durable and easier to reuse or recycle. Only a small proportion of what we use should be discarded. This “Zero Waste” strategy covers everything from manufacture, marketing and procurement, to use, reuse, recycling and disposal.

Read our detailed policies on natural resources and waste management here.

Waste of Ideas!
Bring Banks – Places to take your waste to recycle
Bring banks are containers that are placed in public places where you can deposit your recyclable materials. Find your nearest bring bank by searching by postcode
freegle Freegle in Sheffield
…is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit network of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
Furniture Reuse Network
The FRN develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK and reduce poverty by helping people in need access furniture and other household items at affordable prices.
Sheffield City Council: Bins, waste and recycling
Sheffiedl City Council provide five Household Waste Recycling Centres. Householders can take bulky items, garden waste, electricals , furniture and other items to be disposed of
Stop Unwanted Direct Mail
Mailing Preference Service aids your right to choose the mail you want. Unwanted, unread Direct Mail has no place in anyone’s home, especially if you’re not interested in receiving it.

Recent Issues

Answers to Green Party questions

These answers were given to our questions, on the Streets Ahead contract, fire safety and recycling, at the council meeting … Full Story »

Expensive and undemocratic contracts need to be seen by the many not the few

We await the truth behind the GMB leaked e-mail suggesting Veolia have been burning waste due to be recycled since … Full Story »

Waste contract could be taken in house.

The spotlight is now on the Veolia waste contract which was based on building a new incinerator and continuing to … Full Story »

Council consultation won’t improve recycling rates

It’s inaccurate to describe Sheffield as “one of the best-performing areas in the UK” for recycling (Star August 5th). We … Full Story »

Public information is key to waste strategy.

Sheffield Green Party has commented on a South Yorkshire waste strategy, saying the most important thing is public education on … Full Story »

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