Skip to content

Waste Reduction

In Wyre Forest and across Worcestershire, there are many schemes place to help reduce, reuse and recycle waste. These are run by a range of organisations and community groups and include:

Reducing Single Use Plastic Use

Wyre Forest District Council, along with many other organisations, are aiming to reduce use of single use plastics. To find out more about the issue, and what is happening locally to help, see our page on reducing single use plastics.

Let’s Waste Less

The ‘Let’s Waste Less’ project runs throughout Worcestershire and provides advice and tips to help reduce, reuse and recycle waste. The ‘Let’s Waste Less’ volunteers encourage people in their local community to reduce the amount they throw away. To find out more about becoming a volunteer, or if you are having an event at your school or in your community and would like the Let's Waste less volunteers to attend to promote waste and recycling to your visitors, see Let's Waste Less volunteers | Worcestershire County Council

Repair Café Wyre Forest

Regular Repair Café events take place in Wyre Forest. A repair café is a friendly, relaxing and social meeting space where people can take their broken, damaged or torn household items for repair advice, repair or sharpening free of charge. The types of items include electrical appliances, electronic gadgets, furniture, toys, ceramics, jewellery, garments and fabrics, clocks, garden equipment, tools and much more. Run entirely by volunteers, anyone can pop in even just for a cuppa and slice of cake. Repairs are free, but donations are encouraged to ensure the Repair Café can keep running in future. Organisers are also on the lookout for more volunteer repairers or as part of the team that meet and greet visitors. For more info see:

Kidderminster Repair Café – takes place at Kidderminster Youth House (DY10 1PF) on the first Saturday of each month, 10am to 2pm.

Bewdley Repair Café- takes place at St George’s Hall in Bewdley, on the third Saturday of each month, 10am – 2pm.

Love Food, Hate Waste

Did you know that 70% of our food waste come from UK homes and that 36 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented by saving food from our UK bins? Cutting food waste helps our finances as well as the environment, and the Love Food, Hate Waste website has lots of advice to help.

The Food Share Wyre Forest scheme sees volunteers collect and share donations of surplus food, to help reduce food waste and to feed people. Food is shared out at venues in The Walshes, Stourport and Birchen Coppice, Kidderminster- to keep up to date follow the Food Share Wyre Forest Facebook page. 

You may also be interested in: Local food | Wyre Forest District Council (

Website feedback
Was this page useful? Required
Yes, I give permission to store and process my data
We will only contact you regarding this feedback.
Back to top