Drinking water fountains in central Winchester would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (read more)

Winchester City Council is consulting on waste, ending 14 July. WinACC encourages you to take part in the online survey.

WinACC and Hampshire Climate Action Network have written to the Project Integra Committee urging them to support the implementation of mixed plastic and cartons recycling.

What’s the most environment-friendly way to keep your baby clean and comfortable?

Three  billion disposable nappies are thrown away in Britain every year. In one year a baby will use enough nappies to fill 40 black sacks. Disposable nappies can take 200-500 years to decompose and by the time a child is two, they could have used more than 5,000 nappies.

Thanks to tremendous support from many of our supporters, WinACC raised just over £1,000 at the car boot Car boot sale April 2017sale on 30 April.

See the detailed evaluation of the Great Waste, a year-long programme to increase recycling and reduce waste in Winchester District.

In its first six weeks of operation, the Community Cafe in Winchester has served 456 meals using food that would otherwise have gone to landfill, thrown away by local suppliers but still within 'sell by' date.

Winchester City Council is reviewing its waste, recycling, grounds maintenance and street cleansing services. Residents are invited to give their views by completing a questionnaire and have the opportunity to influence the way services are provided in future.

WRAP (the waste and resource action charity) has published an action plan supportd by Government to tackle food waste collection from households in the UK. 

They want to work with local authorities and food waste processors to improve the capture, supply and quality of household and commercial food waste. This plan contains actions to

Send your old bike to Africa to give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.



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Wise women and men, hermits and poets,  grandmothers and grandfathers, and now even social scientists and psychologists all agree. Stuff doesn't make us happy.  Yet we use precious resources on things that we buy today and send to landfill tomorrow.

This part of our website tries to work out what we can do about this.

Recycle for Hampshire encourages local people to recycle. Their website is the go-to place for anything you want to know. You can follow them on twitter @recyclehants -

Every year in the UK we throw away £12 billion worth of food which could have been eaten.

There are lots of items that can be reused or recycled rather than disposing in landfill. Here are some suggestions.

Updated 5 Dec 2017

Energy, and therefore carbon emissions, is associated with everything you buy. You can live more greenly by reducing the number of things you buy, maximising the use you get out of them, and recycling them where possible when they reach the end of their useful life.


The Great Waste was a year-long initiative from Winchester City Council, WinACC and other partners in 2015-2016. It challenged the way people see waste, and encouraged people to reduce their waste and recycle more. 

We promote low carbon waste management in Winchester District by encouraging waste reduction, reuse and recycling in order to reduce the district’s greenhouse gas emissions. Our focus is on:

  1. Promoting sustainable waste management within the Winchester District and increase awareness of the current facilities.
  2. Influencing national policy on the issue of food waste collections. 
  3. Raising awareness of the environmental damage of waste and promoting the waste hierarchy “Prevent, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Dispose as a last resort”.

If you are passionate about waste reduction and want to be part of a growing movement of local people, contact us on

Waste/ recycling

Presentation from a workshop with tips about reducing food waste and getting the most out of the food we buy. 

A dynamic and easy-to-understand presentation by Marco Poliafico looking into the anaerobic digestion technology principles.