Tips for Recycling in Autumn 2020
It’s important to keep on top of your recycling all year round. In this article, the team at Bolton Skip Hire – specialists providing skip hire in Bolton and the surrounding areas – will give you some tips on the best approaches to recycling this autumn.
Check Your Waste Items
We’re not yet in a position where every disposable metal, plastic, paper or glass item can be recycled. While this is unfortunate, we’re liable to create even more problems by failing to do our research.
Putting the wrong items into your recycling bin means that more is sent to landfill unnecessarily. Check what is written on packaging and other household waste before disposing of it to make sure you’re doing the right thing.
The “Green Dot” symbol (the image of a pale green and dark green arrow curving around each other in a similar style to the “Yin and Yang”) does not always mean that an item is recyclable – just that its manufacturer has used recycling at some point in their process.
If you aren’t sure about an item or type of material, look up whether it is recyclable and whether your local council is currently able to recycle it.
You should also think about the disposable items you buy for Halloween and Bonfire Night, such as decorations and cutlery. Try to pick things that can be reused or recycled to reduce your environmental impact!
You should also be careful when placing items in a waste container after arranging skip hire in Wigan or any of the other areas we serve. There are some items we won’t be able to remove for you, as we cannot dispose of them in a safe manner.
Keep it Clean
It’s important to wash or rinse items before they are recycled. Processing plants may not be capable of recycling soiled containers or materials. In fact, if their contents are too dirty, your bins may not even be collected!
Cleanliness is also vital when it comes to fighting COVID-19. To keep yourself and others safe, we recommend sanitising your hands before and after putting out your recycling and waste to be collected – and wiping down handles after containers have been emptied.
Another important matter when it comes to fighting COVID-19 is the amount of space you leave when putting out bins or requesting container placement when arranging skip hire in Chorley or anywhere else in Lancashire.
The blocking of public access routes and rights of way can severely impede social distancing or force pedestrians to move into the road to prevent walking too close together. Try to think of whether there is any way that you can avoid creating obstacles of this kind when recycling.
Use Skip Hire
One of the most effective ways to take care of the environment is by using skip hire.
Many waste experts – including Bolton Skip hire (who also provide skip hire in Preston, Chorley and numerous other parts of the region) – carefully process the items placed in their containers and arrange for the most environmentally friendly means of disposal for each.
By choosing skip hire Bolton, Leyland, Wigan or any other nearby locality, you can ensure that as much of your waste is effectively recycled as possible, all the while avoiding the creation of pollution while sitting in a long queue for the tip!