In the UK, we create a lot of waste, on average more than 100 million tons a year. This means that the average household produces more than a ton of waste every single year. Granted some of this is unavoidable, however a great deal of landfill waste could be significantly reduced. The big question many of us have in regards to waste clearance is how do you go about the disposal of it once you’re done. Waste disposal can sometimes be a little complicated, at the end of a home renovation project or garden improvement project you can be left with heaps of rubbish that you need to have removed. But what’s the most efficient way of doing this without being too harmful to the environment. Do you hire a skip to send to the landfill? Do your own waste removal? And if you were to, where would you take it? Many questions are raised when embarking on a waste removal project, but here are a few helpful pointers to make sure you are utilising the best eco waste removal options available.
You’re most likely already aware of the benefits of recycling. With that in mind, it goes without saying that you want to ensure you recycle all of the items that you can. Start by focusing on separating the items. Bear in mind many recycled products can’t be mixed with non-recyclable ones. You may not know that 70% of all waste can be recycled. This includes plastics, paper materials, batteries, and even many clothing items. Take this into consideration when organising your recycling. If you are uncertain about the recycling services available in your area you may want to contact your local council or waste management company for any advice.Skip hire companies will also have a lot of knowledge on this topic and may be able to point you in the right direction.
Repurposing items or reusing them
This is perhaps one of the simplest ways of cutting down on waste, but is something that many of us overlook. There are so many home items you can use over and over. Glass jars, containers and tin cans can be recycled – but why not cut down on excess waste by reusing them. Glass jars are great for reusing pantry items and storage, as well as being used for tealights or as a candle holder. Once you start thinking about the many ways to reuse waste, you’ll realise there’s loads!
Composting is a great way to remain eco friendly while disposing of waste. This is a time tested method of organic waste disposal that’s been commonly used for years and has many benefits for you and the environment. You can use the compost pile you make as fertiliser to keep your garden healthy. You can also use old food waste as compost – get yourself a food compost bin for the kitchen for old fruit and vegetable peelings as well as plants and shrubs. You can either leave them to decompose and use them as compost yourself. If not, most councils will pick them up for you when you put out your recycling in the specialised compost waste bin.
Cherry Hill Waste is a specialist wood based recycling company based in Newcastle-under-lyme. Their can can offer expert advice on wood waste recycling for your business.