People are being invited to find out how they can cut down on their household waste at a free event.

Neighbourhoods in the borough are being called to take on Rubbish Diet Challenge this month which aims to cut the amount of rubbish households send to landfill and increase the amount they recycle.

Organisers say by learning how to effectively manage waste people will be able to save money in the long run by throwing away less food which they have left to go out of date.

The scheme has been backed by Harrow Borough Council which wants to cut down amount it sends to landfill.

Cabinet member for environment Cllr Susan Hall said: “Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill ultimately saves money for the taxpayer and goes a long way towards creating a cleaner Harrow.

“As a Council, we are committed to increasing the amount that is recycled across the borough. Our new recycling officers will give appropriate advice to residents about how to increase the amount they recycle.

“Residents can also do their bit and this challenge will get them off to a good start for thinking long term about how they can reduce their household waste and help us to create a cleaner Harrow.”

On Saturday January 11 the Rubbish Diet Challenge will be holding a free introductory session from 10am at the Civic Centre for people to find out more.

Those interested in attending the event should email to book a place.