Rubbish removal is becoming extremely difficult, especially if you are environmentally conscious and would prefer that everything you throw away doesn’t just end up in the landfill. In London and elsewhere, councils are cutting rubbish removal services left, right, and centre, and you can’t be 100 percent sure that rubbish we leave for professional services to collect will be dealt with in the most ethical way. This article considers ways to help you recycle more and prevent your rubbish finding its way to the landfill.
Read Up on Recycling Procedures in Your Area
Every local authority has its own procedures and rules for collecting recycling and performing rubbish removal. It’s common for authorities to send recycling straight to the landfill if it’s in the wrong container, or if it hasn’t been adequately rinsed out. You can help prevent recyclable rubbish from ending up in landfills by following the guidelines that your local authority provides. If you aren’t sure, then you should contact the waste collection team at your local council, or check out their website for information.
Be Mindful When Shopping
When you’re out shopping, take a good look at the packaging of any products that you intend to purchase. Think about whether there are any ways that you could reuse the packaging. If you can’t think of anything, check whether the packaging is made of a material that your local authority collects and actively recycles.
Look Around for Groups that Could Use Your Waste
There are plenty of schools and other businesses that offer creative activities and could use waste materials for their projects. They can use things like milk bottles to make bird feeders. Additionally, the inners of toilet rolls can be used in a variety of craft projects. Get in touch with some local groups and find out if they would benefit from you putting aside some of your waste materials for them. You will save them some money, give them great resources, and make good use of waste materials that could otherwise end up in the landfill.
Could Someone Else Make Use of Items You No Longer Want?
Don’t simply throw your items in the bin and wait for rubbish removal services to pick them up. Instead, why not have a look around to see if someone else could make use of those items? Clothes, for instance, could go to the charity shop so that someone else can benefit from purchasing them at a cheaper price. Furniture could be given away on Freecycle or advertised on a Facebook group. Before you throw anything away, ask around in the local community to see if it could make a difference to somebody else. There are always people in need of things and, more often than not, there will be someone who would be extremely grateful for your old items.
What if I Really Do Need to Have Rubbish Removed?
Despite everybody’s best efforts, there are times when we just need to employ rubbish removal services. If you are in this situation, I would recommend Junk London. They use Waste Transfer Services that divert 100 percent of the rubbish they collect from landfills, so your conscience can remain clear. They also offer a quick and efficient service, more often than not with collection on the same day. And, even better, you can book and pay online. They will remove rubbish anywhere in London and from anywhere on your property. If you can’t recycle something, Junk London is a great alternative.