Recycling is one of the most significant ways we can all make a big difference and reduce the carbon footprint of our country, but it requires everyone to play a part. Parliament passed the Household Waste Recycling Act in 2003. The main aim of this act was to force local authorities to provide local residents with suitable recycling options. Additional bins had to be provided so that people could recycle a minimum of two materials. It started with aluminium drinks can/plastic bottles and cardboard/paper.
Since then, some local councils have also increased possible recycling options for residents and allowed an increasing variety of materials to be recycled. Others have enlisted the help of private companies and installed communal bins in easily accessible locations. Recycling facilities are now available for materials such as plastic, glass, cardboard, old clothing, and paper.
If you were asked to name the products you can recycle, most of you would probably draw up a similar list. However, out of necessity, it’s a list that has to be added to regularly if we want to help save the planet. To keep you informed, we’ve created a list of our own. Some you’re probably already aware of.
- Plastic Bags
- Pens, Biro’s, and Staplers
- Tin Foil
- Printer Cartridges
- Unwanted Furniture
- Mobile Phones
- Cardboard Boxes
- White Goods
Removing bulky items like white goods and furniture can be difficult, especially if you have a small vehicle. You may consider hiring a van. However, this can become very expensive, time-consuming, and takes a lot of effort.
Another solution is to use a reliable skip hire service such as the one you can get with us.
Tips for using a skip hire service for your recyclable waste
Many of the items in the list above are small and easy to transport to the nearest recycling center, for example, printer cartridges, pens, mobile phones, spectacles, and batteries. You can also quickly pop them into your bag and take them to the recycling containers at your local supermarket.
Larger items such as unwanted furniture, white goods, and carpets, aren’t the kind of item you can pop in the boot of your car, which makes disposing of them rather challenging.
A very flexible and convenient solution is to hire a skip. You can arrange for the skip to be delivered to your door, so you don’t have to stress about taking your waste anywhere else. It’s also a solution that’s affordable and time-saving. Delivery of your skip can happen immediately.
Skips come in a wide range of sizes, so you can choose one that perfectly meets your needs. Whether you’ve got a couple of old washing machines, or a house full of old carpets, there will be a skip you can use.
When the skip is located on your driveway and not off-site, it is possible for us to arrange all necessary licensing. That includes bay suspensions and permits for locating a skip on the public highway.
Luckily for you, we’re able to help with items such as unwanted furniture, white goods, and carpets. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of environmentally conscious skip hire services, for both commercial and residential use. Our team is incredibly passionate about ensuring that we recycle goods wherever possible, and so far, we have achieved a 98% recycling rate on all of the waste we collect.
As well as white goods, carpets, and unwanted furniture we also accept all types of commercial, non-hazardous construction, garden, and general household waste.
Let’s give you some examples of the waste we can and can’t accept:
- Sundry items such as rubber matting, car tyres, tarmac, astroturf, plasterboard, and mattresses
Waste we cannot accept:
- Food waste
- Animal products
- Medical and biological
We don’t just dispose of your waste in a responsible way. The lorries we use for delivering and collecting your skip are low emission and driven by our very polite, knowledgeable, and experienced drivers.
One Waste for your waste removal needs
For both commercial and private clients we can help you dispose of your waste materials and help you reach your recycling targets with the help of our skip hire services. If you would like more information on what we can and can’t collect or help with improving your recycling efforts, please call on 020 8685 9393.