Did you know that around 70% of the waste that you throw out on a daily basis could be recycled? This will save rubbish going to landfill sites and it will help the environment. It will also save your local council some money.
There are a number of things that you can recycle from old wood, food waste and even electronic goods that no longer work.
Here are some quick tips for you of how you can improve your recycling at home.
First of all, make sure you have some storage space to put your recycling in. This can be bags, boxes or a separate bin.
With any carboard boxes, flatten them out so that you will have more space to fit more stuff in. All forms of paper and card can be recycled so put this all together for collection.
Most plastic bottles, whatever the product can be recycled. Be sure to check the lids though as these are not always recyclable
. It should state this on the product packaging.
A lot of metal items are also recyclable. Deodorant cans, food tins and aluminum foil can go in the same container. Be sure to rinse out food tins so you do not create an unpleasant smell or unwanted attention from scavengers if it is left outside.
You may have a recycling point in your local borough. Check the local council website for information on this. You can also entre your postcode and find out what dates your recycling will be collected so you can keep on track.
Of course, there will be a limed amount to what you can dispose of on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
If you have an unusual amount of waste which is too much for your local collection, it is recommended that you hire the services of a local, licensed rubbish removal company to take away your unwanted items in an ethical and environmentally friendly manner.