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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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How To Properly Load A Skip – with infographic!

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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

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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 reduce waste in the workplace

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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

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Moving House? Hire a Skip!

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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

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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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The dos and don’ts of skip hire

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There are a number of things that you should bear in mind when you decide to hire a skip, regarding what you can and cannot put into the skip, which size you will require for your project and whether you’ll require any permits. Here, we run through the relevant information you will need in order … Continue reading

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The dos and don’ts of recycling

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Recycling is a topic which has been brought to the attention of the general public quite heavily in recent years. With the onset of proliferating global warming issues, our environment has been quite the cause for concern, and recycling is one effort which the general public can play their part in to help improve the … Continue reading

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