What can you do as an individual?

blue recycling bank for card, plastic and paper
  • Download our Be Energy Aware leaflet for lots of tips on saving energy and money;
  • Use your recycling bin to recycle a variety of materials.  You can also recycle other household materials at most 'bring' sites around the town or at the council's recycling centre;
  • Get a compost bin and a water butt to recycle your kitchen waste and collect water for the garden; and
  • Think about how you travel around the town and elsewhere - could you walk, cycle, take the bus or car share for a couple of days a week?

Useful links

  • Visit the Energy Saving Trust or ring them on 0300 123 1234 for lots more information on saving energy, including 'best buy' appliances and grants for making home improvements such as loft and cavity wall insulation.
  • Visit Recycle for Gloucestershire for information on composting and recycling.