If you want to make a difference to the amount of waste that goes into landfill, the first place to start is at home. Now that every household has its very own recycling wheelie bin, recycling at home has never been easier. We've put together the following tips to help ensure you are recycling your household waste efficiently and effectively.
In order to make your life easier and help encourage your family to recycle more of their waste, invest in a recycling bin to sit alongside your general waste bin in your home. Whether you opt for one mixed recycling bin, or separate bins for paper, cardboard, aluminium and glass, separating your general waste from your recyclable materials is a great step towards reducing the amount of unnecessary waste that is caused as a result of your household.
Generally, the vast majority of the food that is thrown away can be composted and used to care for the outside environment rather than being sent to landfill. Composting at home is simple, and the natural process will not only leave you with much less unnecessary waste, but will also provide a fantastic nutrient-rich fuel for your garden.
Choose packaging wisely
When food shopping, it can be tempting to pick up items which are pre-packaged as they are convenient. However, buying loose items, such as fruit, as an alternative to pre-packaged ones not only helps to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic you consume but will also lower the price of your items.
Recycle old electricals
Whilst household recycling council collections generally don't accept electrical items, there are a number of services and drop-off points which will allow you to dispose of old household electricals and help to ensure that they do not end up in landfill and cause a negative effect on the environment.
We are an experienced team of recycling specialists based in Dorset and Oxfordshire, with expertise in all areas of recycling and waste disposal ranging from cardboard recycling and End of Life Vehicle Collection, to trade waste disposal and metal recycling. For more information about our recycling services, or for further advice on how you can make a difference at home, contact our team on 01202 675564 today.
Locate your nearest household waste centre and scrap yard using the list below. Unsure of where your waste needs to go? Contact our team and we'll be more than happy to help. For your local council charges visit the Oxford Council and Dorset For You websites.