You have probably heard by now that the ‘secret’ to creating a greener home is to follow the principle of the ‘3R’s:
If you can primarily reduce the amount of things you need to throw away, then your overall household wastage will surely be less. But this isn’t always possible.
And so the next step would be to reuse items, whenever possible.
Finally, when an item needs to be discarded, the only option left is to throw it away – but we should always try to recycle our waste so that it can be made into something more useful.
Below are our top tips for waste disposal, to recycle as much as possible:
- Glass: you can recycle all kinds of glass. Always separate glass bottles or jars from your other household waste, ready for it to be recycled.
- Metal: look for all household packaging that is made from metal, such as food tins, aerosol cans, foil, jar lids etc. Remember that aluminium and steel can constantly be recycled and remade into the next metal packaging product. So never throw these things away.
- Plastic: Things such as plastic bottles can also be recycled. Not all plastic can be recycled though (mostly it depends on what it was made to be used for), so you’ll need to follow a separate plastic recycling guide. But if the plastic can be recycled, then please do.
- Paper: This can easily be recycled, by being mashed up, cleaned, and milled again, ready to be printed on. So look out for all newspapers, magazines, brochures, and catalogues that you want to get rid of, and make sure they are put into the recycling bin.
- Batteries: you should always buy rechargeable batteries. When it is time to discard the batteries, you should also send them to be recycled, and never throw them away with your regular rubbish.
- Organic Waste: you can buy a composting kit from your local garden centre and turn food scraps into nutrient-rich soil, which can then be used for growing new plants. If you have your own garden, you can certainly reap the rewards of creating your own compost.
- Electronic Products: Things like old TVs, computers, and mobile phones can be tricky to get rid of. However, certain parts of them can be recycled. If you are having a clear out of your unwanted home goods, you can use a skip hire company that will accept goods for recycling, and after collection, they will separate all the products to be recycled correctly.
If you’d like to discuss our range of skip hire services, please give us a call on 01782 624209. Alternatively, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Cherry Hill Waste provide rubbish removal and waste disposal services in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and can easily reach any location in Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, and Cheshire.