Reduce your waste
Here are some ideas you can consider to help reduce your waste.
Food waste reduction
For tips on how to reduce your food waste visit the love food hate waste website.
Get a free home composter
You can get a free home composter if you downsize your green general waste bin. Fill in our green bin enquiry form.
TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. To find out more visit the TerraCycle website.
Switch to reusable nappies
For information and advice about reusable nappies visit the:
- NCT Reading - Reusable Nappy Library on Facebook
- Which website on how to buy the best reusable nappies
'Smartie Pants' nappy incentive scheme
We are offering parents the chance to claim £30 for switching to washable nappies with our 'Smartie Pants' nappy incentive scheme.
To qualify for the payment:
- you must be a resident of Bracknell Forest Borough
- your child must be under 18 months old
- you must be the child’s parent or legal guardian
- you must use the payment to go towards the cost of purchasing reusable nappies or towards the weekly cost of a nappy washing service
- you can only make 1 claim per child
Random checks may be made to check the eligibility of your claim. If you are found to have falsely claimed the subsidy you will be asked to repay the full amount.
To prove your entitlement you must supply:
- a copy of your child’s birth certificate
And one of the following:
- a recent detailed receipt or receipts clearly showing the purchase of reusable nappies to the total value of £30 or more
- an invoice, or invoices, to the total value of £30 or more, or a signed compliments slip from a nappy washing service
- signed confirmation from a health professional - on the reverse of the application form there is a blank form which can be signed the next time you see your health visitor
To apply for the £30 incentive, fill in the application form below and return it together with your evidence using the online form.
Switch to other washable hygiene products
Think about whether you or your family could switch to washable:
- make up remover pads
- sanitary products such as menstrual cups
- incontinence pads - visit the Age UK website