FROM home composting in a cardboard box to creating 'bug hotels', the county council has issued advice on reducing waste whilst getting creative.

North Yorkshire County Council’s waste management team has compiled a wealth of advice and tips to help residents reduce waste, make the most of food supplies and reuse things they might otherwise throw away.

It is hoped that by following the advice, households can reduce waste and lessen the pressure on council refuse services.

County Councillor Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, said: “At Easter, people may think of doing work in their gardens or around the home that could create waste that in normal times we would welcome at our household waste recycling centres.

“These recycling centres are temporarily closed.

"This was the sensible decision to protect the public and our staff and to cut non-essential travel in support of the Government’s Stay Home Save Lives drive.

"We thank people for their understanding of this decision and to support it ask them to avoid gardening or DIY projects that could create waste they can’t dispose of.

“Our new web page offers advice on how to avoid or reuse waste as well as suggesting activities that could occupy families over Easter.” Visit