At least once in your lifetime you will probably have taken a trip to your local centre for waste and recycling. If not, it’s time you did! This is a place where the planet is saved in one whole spot!
This particular site is where you will go to get rid of all your household, garden, and garage waste, usually at a busy time of year, e.g. after the holiday season, or when you have done a renovation or redesign of some sort. This means you need to get rid of all your waste, if you haven’t ordered a skip and had it done for you, and you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are many different types of waste you can take to this centre, and have disposed of safely and quickly. The following are totally acceptable items to take to your local site:
- Bottles and cans
- Household appliances, such as DVD players or irons
- TVs and computer monitors
- Unwanted shoes and clothes
- Batteries, domestic and vehicular
- Garden rubbish and waste
Of course, all of these have their own separate containers, so when you visit your local site for waste management and recycling, it is vital to put your waste into the correct section, to avoid issues. Not all these items will be disposed of, and some will simply be recycled. For instance, you can take unwanted clothes and shoes to the site, and they can be picked up by someone else, and the same can be said for TVs. If someone else can make use of it, that’s great, right?!
Many people choose to have a skip delivered to their house and left for them to fill up with rubbish, before being taken away and disposed of without having to worry, but not everything can be put into a skip. What can and can’t be put into a skip needs to be learned about, to avoid issues, but most items can be taken to your local waste management site, and disposed of correctly. For instance, you cannot put batteries of any kind in a skip, but you can take them to your local site and put them into the correct container, where they will be disposed of safely and in the right way. Oil is another thing which cannot be put into a skip, but can be taken to your waste disposal site with ease.
It’s certainly worthwhile heading down to your local site and familiarising yourself with what goes on there, and where to put things. You will probably come to realise that as you get more into recycling and becoming more waste aware, your visits there will become much more frequent!