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Want to know more about waste, reuse and recycling?

Free webinars for Bristol residents to talk to the experts

Images courtesy of Bristol Waste

Residents who might wonder what happens to their waste and recycling once it’s collected can find out more – through free online webinars.

They are being run by Bristol Waste, which is offering question and answer sessions every other month – for people to ask experts anything waste-related and to help dispel any myths.

Alternative months are themed – with a special recycling event for Recycle Week which runs from 20-26 September – and a ‘festive special’ to learn how to be more sustainable over the Christmas holiday season. 

Community Engagement Officer for Bristol Waste, Ewan Doswell says: “During lockdown the Bristol Waste Community Engagement team had to pause all their face-to-face talks, door knocking and tours, for obvious reasons.

“Being quick to adapt we soon created a series of online myth busting webinars where residents can ask us anything about waste and recycling in the city. They have been really popular and offer the chance to find out more about what you can put out for collection and what happens to it after.“

Bristol Waste also runs a number of campaigns including the Great Bristol Spring Clean which linked with the Big Tidy campaign this year.

Launch of the Big Tidy Campaign with Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees

Teams of street cleaners and officers from Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste have helped clear neighbourhoods including Filwood and Hartcliffe – with work ranging from cutting back overgrown bushes and clearing fly tipping to graffiti removal and litter picks.

The company also runs the Waste Nothing Challenge – which supports households to reduce the amount of waste they produce over a year.

Bristol Waste announced in July that due to COVID-19 and staff isolation, garden waste services were suspended for ten weeks and residents are being given tips on how to manage it, including composting.

To find out more about waste, reuse and recycling, the next online Q & A session is Wednesday, 18 August from 6.30-7.30pm. To book visit: https://bwc-webinars.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information visit bristolwastecompany.co.uk/community-engagement-webinars/