BDR Waste Partnership - Working together to reduce landfill in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

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BDR Waste Partnership

Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham have almost 350,000 households, which last year between them produced around 340,000 tonnes of waste – almost one tonne per household.

BDR is a partnership of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham councils set up more than two decades ago to jointly manage waste generated in the three boroughs.

Find out more about the BDR Waste Partnership and the work it does

Re-use Clothing Campaign

A staggering £30 billion worth of unused clothing is currently being stored in UK wardrobes. And people in the UK buy more clothes than any other European country. The problem isn't just waste - the fashion industry has a major negative environmental impact on the environment. Find out more about why this is the case, and what we can all do about it.

Site tours - COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, site tours of the award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers have been suspended until further notice.

We are re-evaluating the way we conduct our tours so that they adhere to social distancing guidelines.

To add your name to a waiting list for a tour, please contact Renewi's Assistant Community Education Liaison Officer, Rebecca Wilson, on or 01709 765350

We aim to resume tours as soon as possible and will regularly update you on the situation.

The tours give you a chance to take a look behind the scenes at the facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.

The visits are organised to show members of the public what happens to the quarter of a million tonnes of waste they throw away each year. Instead of being sent to landfill, it is processed and turned into useful resources including low carbon electricity.

Help move the plastic bottle mountain!

Do you want to help move a mountain? A plastic bottle mountain due to us in the UK using a staggering 13 billion disposable plastic bottles a year. Find out more ...

Love Food Hate Waste

South Yorkshire residents are being encouraged to cut down on food waste, Love food hate waste

There may be some disruption to your waste collection due to Covid-19

Please check your Council's website and social media for the latest up to date information



Composting winners 2020

The composting bug has hit South Yorkshire, and we can announce the winners in our home composting competition. Children won prize bundles worth £100 including a compost bin and gardening tools for being creative about composting, and a social media competition for adults attracted hundreds of entries for three prizes of £200 Hotbin hot composting systems

For full details of the winners please click here

Ditch the clingfilm

Now food shopping opportunities are limited, more and more of us are having to plan ahead better for meals and store more food. But before reaching for the clingfilm, it's worth remembering the impact is has on our environment. More than 1.2 billion metres of the stuff is used by households in Britain every year - enough to go around the world 30 times! It is hard to recycle and when it ends up in the sea is a deadly threat to fish. But there are lots of re-usable alternatives.

Find about more about the alternatives

Campaigns for 2020

Watch out for these including Love Food Hate Waste (30% of waste in our bins is food), Recycle Week (now in its 18th year), Love Your Clothes (nearly a third of all clothes hanging in UK wardrobes haven't been worn at all in the last year - keeping clothes in use for six months longer would reduce their carbon, water and waste footprint by 20-30%) and a home composting campaign with prizes for children and adults.

See the latest campaign and news items

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Information for junior school teachers

There is a wealth of new guidance for teachers on lessons and activities for 7 to 11 year olds

Information for junior school teachers

Careers and vacancies

Careers and vacancies can be found on the Renewi Municipal UK website.

See careers and vacancies

New Members needed

The Community Liason Group are looking for new members who live in or near the Dearne Valley area.

Go to the New Members needed page

Recycling Information

Useful tips to help make the most of your recycling.

Recycling information

The BDR Waste Partnership

Is a partnership of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham councils, set up more than 10 years ago to jointly manage waste generated in the three boroughs.

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