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Posted on 4 January 2023

Disposal of upholstered furniture has changed

From the 1st of January 2023, a new legislation came into play to ensure the safe disposal of any upholstered furniture which has reached the end of its natural life. The legislation applies to both businesses and domestic situations. Why is this necessary? These types of items have been found to contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are harmful to the environment, wildlife and humans if not disposed of safely....

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Posted on 4 January 2023

4 DIY Projects to Tackle with Skip Hire

Using Skip Hire To Assist In DIY Projects DIY projects around the home and garden can be a fun and satisfying way to add value to your property. But many DIY projects also make a lot of waste, from scraps of wood to old tiles or broken furniture. That is where a skip hire comes in! Skip hire can give you the perfect container for all the debris and waste...

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Posted on 20 November 2022

Waste less this Christmas

We all know that Christmas is a time of celebration, but it's also a time of excess—and not just when it comes to the food. From wrapping paper and cards to food waste, there are plenty of ways Christmas can end up being more than you bargained for! Here are our top tips for reducing waste this Christmas: -Pack your presents in reusable bags and boxes. -Buy only what you...

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Posted on 13 September 2022

10 things you should know before you hire a skip

You may feel you are ready to hire a skip but there are some questions you should ask yourself first and some things you should be aware of that people seem to keep to themselves. e.g have you ever worked in yards? What's a 4 yard skip and how much can it hold? Why would I need a skip permit and how much does one cost? What can I put...

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Posted on 6 September 2022

8 household items you didn’t know you could recycle

Thanks to the entire country’s increased focus on sustainability, and the growth in recycling rates you’ll no doubt already know about the most common materials that can be recycled easily, including paper, cardboard, tin cans, plastic bottles, etc You’ll more than likely have a few of these items lying around your house, so when it comes time to have your annual clearout, make sure that you aren’t just throwing these...

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Posted on 1 September 2022

When to change your mattress and how to dispose of it

Sleep is one of the most important things that we need to stay healthy. Our bodies use this time heal, rejuvenate, process and rest. To ensure we get a good night's sleep we need to ensure our mattress is in good order and can give us the best rest possible. So when do we need to change our mattress?     When should I change my mattress? Most people suggest...

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Posted on 24 August 2022

Businesses paid out £3 million in commercial fly-tipping fees in last 3 years

Ever wondered if those business' and individuals that fly-tip ever get caught? Well they do. This is why it's important to use a compliant waste company when hiring a skip. Following a 300% increase in searches for the term ‘how to report fly-tipping’ in the past year, a new study from sustainable waste management experts, Envirovue, looks into the number of commercial fly-tipping fines handed out in the past three years and the cost...

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Posted on 19 August 2022

Five tips for decluttering your home

    “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris Is your home feeling cluttered? The really organised people have already done their 'spring clean' but for the rest of us, this is the perfect time to have a declutter. During the summer holidays it's easier to notice how much junk and unnecessary things are taking up space...

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Posted on 11 August 2022

How to keep your bins fresh in the summer heat

Summer is on the way but with the heat and hot weather come horrible smells from your bin. Depending where your bin is positioned it can often be unbearable. Needing some assistance on how to combat this issue? Continue reading. Why does hot weather make waste smell bad? Heat and humidity makes waste decompose faster, especially in the case of organic waste or food. This allows bacteria to grow faster...

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Posted on 9 August 2022

Man jailed for illegally importing and burning waste

The Environment Agency reported last week (5 August) that a man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for illegally importing and burning waste “on a large scale” at two sites in Essex. Shane Boutwell of Rivendell Vale, South Woodham Ferrers, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on 2 August after pleading guilty earlier this year, the Agency says. According to the Agency, its officers visited land at Bradwell...

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