Tips & Tricks
Improve Recycling at Home
Apart from simply cutting down on the amount of waste your household produces, which of course we can all do to some extent, recycling at home is a great way to be kinder to the environment.
 
Indeed, nowadays there’s very little that can’t be recycled at all. As promised we’re providing you with even more tips that should be kept in mind to improve your domestic recycling.
 
Separate
 
Keep recyclable waste separate as you go along. This way, you’re much less likely to cross-contaminate your different bins, or put rubbish in the wrong bin.
 
In the kitchen, consider investing in a recycling station. These don’t have to look much different from a normal kitchen bin, but have separate, suitable sized compartments for different types of recyclable waste.
 
Get it emptied
 
Put your recycling bins out in a timely manner, don’t wait until they’re overflowing to have them emptied, and you’ll avoid having to use the wrong bin because the right one is full.
 
Recycling symbols
 
Recycling symbols are on nearly every object nowadays, yet unfortunately, very few people know what they all mean.
 
It’s interesting to know that plastics in particular are usually given a number from 1-7 in the centre of the recycling symbol, and this tells you what type of plastic the item is made from. Different plastics need different recycling processes,
 
Bulk refuse
 
Resist the temptation to hide old electronics and even old computers and TVs in the bottom of your general waste bin or a skip site. Remember that apart from it being a complete eyesore, it’s also illegal, subjecting yourself to a possible hefty fine.
 
Remember if you have bulky items, especially those that contain potentially harmful materials, there are services to get rid of these items. All you need to do is call the Local Council in advance and they will schedule a pick-up date and time.
 
So, there you have it, the most essential tips to keep in mind when contributing to a greener environment from home. And remember, even if you think you already do pretty well, there’s always room for improvement where your domestic waste management can be taken up another notch. To find out how you can contribute to making your home a more eco-friendly place, visit our site on a regular basis.
 
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