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Useful tips to help make isolation more productive

23 March 2020

As we’re all staying at home as much as possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the team at W&S, the South’s leading recycling company, has come up with a list of useful things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones entertained. 

Sort out your household recycling

There’s no denying one benefit of spending so much time at home is the reduction in CO2 emissions from our cars, so why not help the environment a little more by finally getting around to establishing a recycling system in your home. This can include designating separate bins for waste, food scraps, kerbside recycling and specialist recycling – don’t forget to put separate recycling bins upstairs too!

Clear out your garden shed or garage with the help of our online skip hire

Hands up if your garden shed or garage is fit to bursting with old or broken furniture and other brick-a-brack you haven’t had the time to throw away Well, since your weekends just opened up why not take this opportunity to have a thorough clear out and rid your house of all the clutter you’ve accumulated over the years. We're still able to provide our online skip hire, contact free, so you can fill it up with all your unwanted items and when you’re done, simply give us a call and we’ll come and collect it.

Take an online learning course

Keep your brain occupied and challenged while we’re all social distancing by enrolling in that online learning course you’ve always wanted to try. Whether that’s a course to help give you the skills and confidence you need to secure that longed-for promotion or to discover a completely new talent, once you’ve finished your education you’ll have a fantastic sense of achievement.

Research ways to live more sustainably

Take advantage of the extra time inside to find out more about sustainable living. A great way to do this is to take some of the items you know might not be the best for the environment, or you haven’t been able to find in your supermarket, and researching eco-friendly alternatives. Great places to start include plastic-free toothbrushes and bees wax food wraps that are a ‘greener’ alternative to clingfilm.


W&S is one of the leading recycling companies in the UK, offering a comprehensive range of sustainable services including plastic, paper, glass and WEEE recycling and skip hire for both private homes and businesses. To find out more about our services, or if you have questions about how you can recycle more this new year, contact our friendly team today on 01202 675564.

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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.

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