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Household Rubbish Rejected For Recycling ‘Climbs 84%’

Household Rubbish Rejected For Recycling ‘Climbs 84%’

garry 31/08/2016 0
Taking care over what you put in your heavy duty refuse sacks is advisable if you want to keep your local council happy and not contribute too much to landfill.   However, it seems that people are increasingly confused over what they can and can’t put in their recycling bins, with a BBC freedom of information request revealing that councils were unable to recycle an impressive 338,000 tonnes of waste between 2014 and 2015, climbing from approximately 184,000 tonnes in 2011-2012.   This means that the amount of household waste that has been rejected for recycling across England has risen by...
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Protect Waste During British Heatwave

Protect Waste During British Heatwave

garry 25/08/2016 0
Brits love a heatwave – it is a great excuse to put on summer clothes, enjoy a glass of Pimms or a cold beer, have a BBQ and sit outdoors.    However, hot weather can be bad news for rubbish, causing waste to decompose at a much faster rate and attracting flies to bins, which can lead to maggot infestations.    That is why businesses should purchase heavy duty refuse sacks this weekend, as the Bank Holiday (August 27th to 29th) is set to see temperatures reach unusual highs for the country.   Indeed, many areas of Britain have already enjoyed unprecedented hot weather, with most of the c...
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By 2020, Waste Will Cost Businesses ‘An Extra £260-£485 Million A Year’

By 2020, Waste Will Cost Businesses ‘An Extra £260-£485 Million A Year’

garry 03/08/2016 0
Now’s the time to take action to make sure that Britain has a sustainable waste and resource management network that is competitive in a global market, a leading industry chief executive has warned.   Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, has said that if action is not taken it’s likely that by the year 2020, waste could cost businesses and local authorities in the country between £260 and £485 million extra annually.   Furthermore, approximately 15 per cent of the current recycling capacity in the UK will close between now and then, resulting in the l...
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Bins: A Safe Place to Store Deliveries?

Bins: A Safe Place to Store Deliveries?

garry 29/07/2016 0
While you rely on black refuse sacks to keep waste together ready for collection, you might be slightly more miffed to find that a wheelie bin has played a temporary home to a parcel you’ve been waiting to have delivered.  Along with the rise of courier delivery firms helping to get our parcels to us faster than ever before, there’s also been a rise in the couriers themselves getting creative with what they deem as a ‘safe place’. There’s been stories in the news of couriers having thrown boxes into back gardens, smashing the contents inside, as well as one story of a driver having to leave a...
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9% Drop In Rubbish Sent To Guernsey Landfill Recorded

9% Drop In Rubbish Sent To Guernsey Landfill Recorded

garry 27/07/2016 0
People in Guernsey deserve a big pat on the back this year, given a new report revealing that the amount of rubbish sent to landfill on the Channel Island fell by nine per cent in 2015 – that’s 30,000 tonnes less!  The States of Guernsey 2015 Waste Management Report revealed that household black refuse sack waste has also now fallen by almost 900 tonnes since the launch of the region’s kerbside recycling scheme. In good news for the islanders, the Policy & Resources Committee has now confirmed that this initiative will continue after further funding was made available. It will cost up to £1....
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Plymouth Council To Cut Costs By Reducing Bin Collections

Plymouth Council To Cut Costs By Reducing Bin Collections

garry 26/07/2016 0
Local authorities across Britain are looking for ways to cut costs, and for Plymouth City Council that includes reducing the frequency that black refuse sacks are collected, as well as closing a tip.   While bins are currently taken every week, the council plans to pick bins up every other week in the future, charge for garden waste to be collected, and close Weston Mill recycling centre.   It states these cost-cutting measures will be able to save the city £12 million, the Plymouth Herald reported.   Speaking with the newspaper, councillor Ian Bowyer defended the decision, saying the re...
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