Recycling

Although most people may not associate skip hire with recycling, skip hire companies play an integral role in managing the country's waste. It is now law that all waste must be treated before it is sent to a landfill site. It may be treated by reducing the hazardous nature of the waste or making handling or recovery easier.

There are a couple of exceptions: inert waste that cannot be treated and any other waste for which treatment would not reduce it's quantity or its hazard to human health and the environment (www.netregs.gov.uk). However there are very few instances where these exceptions apply.

Examples of treatment may be simply separating one type of waste from another, so that they may be recycled, or biological treatment such as composting green waste. Sometimes there is no option but to incinerate some types of waste but increasingly this waste is used to fuel electricity producing plants which are then used to power our homes.

It's not just obvious items such as glass and paper that gets recycled. Bricks and concrete can be crushed, recycled, and turned into aggregate and inert soil can be re used for creating golf courses and gardens. Garden waste can often be recycled by composting to create industrial fertilizer.

Special rules apply to electrical or electronic equipment and we can assist with this following the government set guidelines for the Waste Electrical & Electronic equipment (WEEE) Directive. Electrical waste has been a problem for many years with 2 million tonnes of toasters, fridges and washing machines dumped in 2005.

Now we can collect your old goods and, in many cases, these can be recycled to create new components.