Let's talk about waste
Welcome to the Highland Community Waste Partnership website. Here you can find more information about what we're working on and how to get involved.
Who we are
The Highland Community Waste Partnership is led and driven by eight community groups across the Highlands, coordinated by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Together we are working to reduce waste in our communities by changing the way that we all consume, that is, buy, use and dispose of things.
This means using things better, for longer, reducing the impact of waste on our communities and working together to make the most of what we’ve got.
This will help cut costs, grow local, grassroots initiatives and transform the way we live to reduce our environmental impact.
We are working across the following key areas of waste reduction. Click on the boxes to find out more:
Our report provides an overview of development, learning, achievements and next steps for the Highland Community Waste Partnership, one year on.
Conscious Consumption Festive Campaign
As part of our 'Conscious Consumption' campaign, that aims to raise awareness around the way that we consume all year round, we are rolling out a #ConsciousConsumption Festive Campaign to provide top tips for reducing our festive waste.
With a focus on food waste & composting, share & repair and packaging and single-use, learn what you can do to make the holidays more sustainable.
As part of our work to reduce waste, we've started rolling out a 'Conscious Consumption' campaign, that aims to raise awareness around the way that we consume, the choices available to us, and what we can all do to reduce the amount of resources that we use and waste, through our daily habits.
Starting with a focus on packaging and single-use items, learn what you can do to reduce the amount of food and drink packaging generated both at home and whilst on-the-go.
Youth Climate Advocates
Keep Scotland Beautiful are delivering Climate Emergency Training for Youth Climate Advocates as part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership. The course is available to all 11-24 year olds in the Highlands and is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project.
Our Youth Climate Advocates will have the opportunity to get involved with the work of the Partnership, helping to drive action on waste, consumption and climate change in their local area.
Learn more and find out how to get involved.
Tune in to the 3 R's - Waste Reduction on the Radio
Janet from Broadford & Strath Community Company has been working with Radio Skye on a short series of broadcasts highlighting the work of the Highland Community Waste Partnership and covering a range of topics to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle.
To learn more and access the series click the link below.
Spirit of the Soil
The Spirit of the Soil, produced by Lochaber Environmental Group, was recently reprinted as part of the HCWP project.
The book provides insights into food growing, composting and soil health in the unique environment of the Highlands.
To learn more or get a copy click on the link below.