Waste

If you are new to this page, or want to get an update on our latest activites then please go to Welcome to Waste.

One of the best ways to avoid waste is to mend things that are broken, so we are starting up Repair Cafes in the area, our first will be on 26th March in Swainby Village Hall 10am – 12pm – find all the details here. Basically bring along things that need fixing and the volunteer repairers will work with you to repair them.

Since autumn 2020 we have been meeting over Zoom to update each other on our progress on reducing waste, where we can lobby government to tackle climate change more effectively and what else we should be doing – our latest update is here.

Waste – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group held their first themed evening on 19th November 2019. Tracey Flint, Hambleton District Council’s recycling officer explained what happens to the waste in Hambleton and what plans there are for helping people to reduce waste.
Presentation
Questions and answers

The Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group are promoting ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in the local area.

Reduce waste through, for example: identifying shops that will allow customers to take their own containers to be filled and promoting water bottle refilling.

Find out more about the new plastic free shop in Stokesley by watching the video Mike Newton, a group member, put together.

Sharing through, for example:

  • does somebody you know already have it? See if they would be happy for you to borrow it. You are both then going a bit further for our planet.
  • CASaV is building a virtual Share Shed, we know some people who are willing to lend some of their things – have a look at what’s there – CASaV Share Shed and click to request a loan.

Reuse through, for example:

Repair through, for example:

  • identifying businesses or individuals who undertake repairs and maintenance of household items
  • take your things to a repair cafe – https://repaircafe.org/en/
  • watch this space for CASaV repair cafe details

Recycle through, for example:

Litter picking

If you are interested in litter picking in the Great Ayton area then the Parish Council has equipment that can be borrowed which makes the job easier. Contact us for more details.

Key documents/links

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