Recycling Household Waste

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How to Recycle Household Waste

For the past few years there has been a huge focus in the UK and across Europe for households to recycle their waste in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. As individuals we are all responsible for the way in which we dispose of our household waste and to ensure that our future generations can live in a clean environment.

The issue of how to recycle household waste should be a simple one in most cases, local councils provide paper and cardboard recycling bags, large plastic recycling boxes for putting glass, plastic and tins in whilst large wheeled bins are available for non-recyclable waste and food/garden waste. Local waste collection services are run in fortnightly, alternate timetables with one week focusing on household wheeled bins and the next week for recycling bags, boxes and garden/food waste wheeled bins.

Although this tried and tested method is great and helps to encourage recycling, many people still throw all their rubbish into the large wheeled bins which means that potentially environmentally waste is sent to landfill instead of being recycled and maximised in another way it should be.

This is where we all need to question our own moral responsibility when recycling and disposing of household waste, when bottle bins are full do not simply throw your glass or plastic into the standard refuge bin, take it to a local bottle/plastic bank which are usually found at local tips and also at most major supermarkets these days throughout the UK.

The same goes for aluminium cans and tins, all local tips and supermarkets will have their own designated recycling bins to put them in. Items such as unwanted clothing need not be taken to landfill, they can be taken to charity shops for somebody else to wear, be donated to third world countires who need clothing or even put in clothes recycling banks where they can be best recycled depending on the material of the garments and even used for other purposes.

It can be a more difficult task to understand how to recycle houshold waste items such as computers, oil, ink catridges, paints and chemicals as they are all very unique in their purpose and disposal/recycling methods. There are allocated areas provided at local tips for most electrical goods which can then be recycled by local authorities however it requires specialist waste collection on items such as liquids like oils and chemicals as they can be extremely harmful to the environment if disposed of incorrectly.

Household recycling has many benefits, none more so than reducing the amount of waste in landfills and being incinerated as both these methods give off harmful fumes that damage the environment and contribute to global warming, whilst household recycling also reduces the amount of energy wastage.

If you would like more information on household recycling or require a related service such as a house clearance that involves the removal of goods to recycle please visit Tradewaste.

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