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Waste & Recycling

Food Recycling & Composting Tips

Posted on by David Brown

For years now, food waste in the UK has been hitting crisis levels. With two for one and multi-buy offers so common amongst supermarkets, this should come as no surprise. It’s thought that around 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year – most of which could have … Continue reading

How plastic affects the environment – and how you can help

Posted on by David Brown

Cheap to produce, relatively durable and easily shaped into all manner of products, plastic is ubiquitous across the planet. Since the 1950s, humans have produced over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic, much of which has ended up in landfills across the globe, or strewn across the natural environment. Further, the amount of plastic produced in … Continue reading

How to dispose of electronics, phones and gadgets

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Mobile phones, laptops, tablets – if your beloved electronic device has bitten the dust, don’t simply throw it away. Electronic waste, or WEEE items, contain harmful substances, such as toxic metals and chemicals which can cause serious issues if disposed of incorrectly. Instead, they require careful treatment and specialist disposal. In this article we’ll cover … Continue reading

How To Properly Load A Skip – with infographic!

Posted on by David Brown

Whether you’re renovating your home or clearing out your commercial premises, make the most of your hired skip by learning how to load it with safety and space-saving in mind. In this simple guide, we’ll show you some helpful tips on how to properly load a skip to make the most of your hired vessel, … Continue reading

Fly-Tipping in Essex: The recent rise of incidents

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For the third year in a row, cases of national fly-tipping have increased significantly, with the BBC News stating that a case of fly-tipping is reported 107 times every hour. According to DEFRA, councils across England have reported 936,090 cases of fly-tipping in the year of 2015-2016, costing a rough total of £49.8 million a … Continue reading

Rule Changes at Essex Recycling Centres – What Does It Mean for You?

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October 2016 saw the arrival of new rules and regulations for recycling centres in Essex, impacting local businesses and residents. It is now a criminal offence for commercial, DIY and construction waste to be deposited at certain centres, with a further restriction on the types of vehicles that are allowed access. Read on for further … Continue reading

How to reduce waste in the workplace

Posted on by David Brown

Running a business incorporates a lot of responsibility, and ensuring you run your company in an environmentally-friendly way is one of them. Here we’ve created an infographic of some methods of reducing waste in the workplace, in order to keep your commercial waste down. Download this guide as a PDF

Moving House? Hire a Skip!

Posted on by David Brown

Moving house: one of life’s most exciting and stressful experiences. With a seemingly insurmountable checklist of jobs and tasks that need completing before you even step foot in your new home, it can be easy to fall victim to a convoluted, drawn-out process that saps all energy and enthusiasm out of you. However, there are … Continue reading

How to get the most out of hiring your skip

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When hiring a skip, it is important to know how to get the best use possible out of it so you do not need to hire another one and incur unnecessary costs. Here, we run through some of the simple things you can do to ensure that you get the most out of your skip … Continue reading

The dangers of rubbish and waste mounting up

Posted on by David Brown

Households produce large amounts of waste on a daily basis, and it is no surprise that this waste can quickly mount up, leading to dangerous amounts of rubbish forming unsightly, unhygienic collections. Here, we run through some of the more apparent dangers of rubbish and waste mounting up at any premises. Pests Rubbish building up … Continue reading