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Category Archives: Waste disposal

How plastic affects the environment – and how you can help

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The dangers of rubbish and waste mounting up

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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

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