What we’re calling for
Waste isn’t Rubbish is calling for a localised zero waste city. This would make it easier for everyone to reduce, re-use and recycle, so that Birmingham makes best use of its local resources.

We’re asking Birmingham City Council to:

  • Make it easier for people to recycle inedible food waste, by providing a food waste collection and more support for home and community composting.
  • Make it easier for people to recycle more types of waste from home.
  • Use local companies to process our waste.

So Birmingham City Council can close Tyseley Incinerator.

Why Now?
Birmingham’s waste contract with Veolia ends in four years, and Birmingham City Council is looking at what to do about its waste. Now is the perfect opportunity push for a greener waste system and get Birmingham City Council to think differently about the resources in the city’s rubbish.

What you can do
If you agree that Birmingham needs a waste system that makes better use of our resources, then there are lots of ways you can support Waste isn’t Rubbish and help push for a greener waste system!

  • Share the action via social media using the hashtag #wasteisntrubbish .
    Write to your councillor to ask them to support the campaign.
  • Ask any community or campaign groups you’re involved with to support Waste isn’t Rubbish.
  • Take practical action such as setting up a compost bin if you have a garden or allotment.

Get in touch if you would like more information or to get involved!