Where Does Your Rubbish Go

Where does rubbish go? The answer to this question may appear easy or complex, depending on how you look at it. To most homes and businesses, rubbish refers to everything that ends up in the dustbin. Kitchen waste, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, old household goods like torn carpets; the term rubbish can refer to all these. Still, debris and waste left behind during building and renovations is also rubbish! Think of sawdust and iron sheets, timber planks, rusted wires, and so on so forth. So where does all this rubbish end up? The truth is that some rubbish ends up in the landfill, while others ends up be recycled, reused, or repaired!

  • It is estimated that around 400 million tones of rubbish are generated annually in the UK. Out of this 30 million comprises of household waste. The waste may fall under different categories. Industrial waste, commercial waste, building and construction waste, and household rubbish. Once you look at things this way, it now becomes easier to determine where and how each kind should be disposed of.

  • Some of the rubbish we generate from our homes can be reused. Food waste should not always be thrown in the rubbish bins especially if it is still fresh; you can feed some to your pet! Sawdust left behind during renovations and minor construction works can be used to mulch your kitchen garden or flowers during the dry season. Old car tires can also be used for other tasks like in training your pet during agility classes!

  • Plastics bottles and soda cans made of aluminum are some of the easiest items to recycle! Even polythene bags and gift wrappers may be sent to recycling plants where they are remade into usable products. Even pieces of cardboards or wall papers left behind after a renovation can be used creatively in art work!


  • Often, some rubbish may include hazardous materials that require to be disposed of professionally. These may include old and damaged car batteries, electrical waste, to mention but a few. No in such instances, these must be left to the professionals who are better versed on just how to dispose of these. At the landfill, only items that can’t be recycled or reused are dumped and buried.


  • The common practice with most home owners to burn some of their rubbish is never recommended. The smoke emitted from such is harmful to the environment and those around. If any rubbish has to be burnt, it has to be done in a specially designed area. Such an area should have an incineration facility to help contain any harmful fumes that may be emitted.


The key to proper rubbish disposal lies in one having a reliable clearance company on standby. Such companies are ideal for home rubbish collection or commercial rubbish collection without infringing on any laws and statutes. They also enable you to rest assured that all rubbish will be handled correctly and as it ought to.