The waste hierarchy

Find out what the waste hierarchy is.

The waste hierarchy shows the best way to think about the choices we make when we buy and use things, as well as how we dispose of them when we no longer need them.

It’s important to get this list in the right order to help us look after the Earth’s resources!

It lists the way we treat our rubbish from what is the best for the environment at the top to what is least preferable for the environment at the bottom.

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Last year we made enough energy to power over 45,000 homes! Only a tiny amount ends up in landfill if it cannot be processed at the Energy from Waste Facility.