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.
80% of Scotland's carbon footprint comes from the things that we make, buy, use and throw away, often after one use.
If we're going to address the climate emergency, we have to change the way that we consume and move towards a more circular economy, where we both use and waste less.
Everyone has a part to play, and every little counts. Join us!
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:
Find events near you
We're joining forces to provide a programme of workshops and events both online and locally, to help build the knowledge, understanding, skills and opportunities to reduce waste in our day to day lives.
From film nights and climate conversations, clothes swaps and car boot sales, to practical composting and repair workshops this is a great place to find out what's happening, meet and connect with others and get started on your own waste reduction journey.
Youth Climate Advocates
As part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful is offering free Climate Emergency Training to 11-24 year olds in the Highlands.
These Youth Climate Advocates will then 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.
To learn more about the programme and how to get involved, click on 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.