Recycling can help to save materials and energy. However, cutting down on waste in the first place is even better. Taking your own bag when you go shopping can help. You can also repair broken items and find a good home for anything you don’t want anymore. Find out about eco-friendly windows.
The help of rubbish clearance experts
If you have a lot of household waste that needs removing efficiently then hire the experts to do it for you! This means you can sit back, relax and let the specialists take over. Rubbish removal specialists will also be able to categorise what can and cannot be recycled, something that you may not be able to do by yourself. Call 0800 138 9100 for your free quote. Alternatively, click here.
How can reducing waste benefit you?
Nearly a fifth of household waste is packaging from retail purchases. Shopping carefully can help cut down on this waste. You could think about:
- taking your own bag when you go shopping to help reduce the 10 billion plastic bags that are handed out by supermarkets each year
- registering with the Mailing Preference Service to avoid unwanted junk mail being sent to your home
- trying not to waste food; the average UK household spends 424 a year on food which is thrown away
- avoiding products with unnecessary packaging
- choosing reusable products
Repairing your old household items
Some household items, including computers, electrical equipment and furniture can be repaired. Search online or in your local phone book for repair services in your area. You can use this site to find a local.
What can you re-use?
There are loads of items can be re-used including mobile phones, printer cartridges, computers, leftover paint and clothes. Even if you have finished with an item, someone else may be able to use it. Find out more.
There are many places you can choose to drop off your un-wanted items, including charity shops, organisations, auction sites and exchange schemes.
Recycling your computers
There are a large number of organisations throughout the UK that will accept unwanted computer equipment and repair or recycle it. Many of them are charities that provide benefits to the local community. See more information.
For more information about household waste, please contact us and we will be happy to help! In addition, if you have some extra tips, please let us know.