Businesses, charities and voluntary groups around Watford are being called upon to join together to prevent and reduce waste.

Grants of up to £50,000 are now available to partnerships with the most innovative ideas.

Any group who would like to start a new waste prevention project in partnership with Watford Borough Council and the Waste Aware Group can apply for available funding.

Any projects must tackle waste prevention in some way - with priority given to those that focus on food, textiles, paper, plastics, electrical goods, furniture and bulky items, construction and demolition waste, and healthcare and chemical products.

Anyone who considers themself an entrepreneur or innovator in waste prevention, or would like to become one, can find out more and apply at