Five Tips to Reduce Your Household Waste
There is more pressure for people to become environmentally responsible. From recycling our garden and food waste to reducing the amount of paper and plastic we use - everyone needs to do their bit. In this article the United Junk team looks at five top tips to reduce your household waste.
1. Minimal packaging
One of the first ways you can reduce your household waste is through packaging. While there are some items where this can’t be avoided you can keep an eye out and look for products where the packaging is minimal. Also, look for products where the packaging can be recycled or is bio-degradable.
2. Use a compost bin
Every home should have a compost bin or compost heap in the garden, it’s one of the best ways to recycle food waste. These bins are perfect for off cuts from fruit and vegetables as well as leftovers.
Adding these with your organic garden waste such as hedge offcuts and grass clippings can all be used for fertilising the garden for the plants which will also allow insects and other animals to thrive.
3. Bag for life
Plastic bags are a massive problem, and millions are thrown away each year which either find their way into parks, fields, and other green areas as well as landfill sites.
Instead of using a new plastic bag each time you go shopping, invest in a reusable shopping bag, and leave it in the car so it’s always there when you need it.
4. Hire a skip
If you are undergoing a garden makeover of home renovation and clear-out, make sure you hire a skip. You’ll be able to dispose of large quantities of waste which is all taken back to the skip hire depot and recycled or disposed of correctly.
By doing this you are contributing to the longevity of the environment and reducing your carbon footprint as much as possible.
5. Sort recyclable waste
Recycling starts at home and every household should have recycling boxes, this is a simple and effective solution to recycling.
Plastic and glass can all be sorted into the same bin while cardboard has its own bag and it’s just a case of squashing it all down so that it can be taken away and disposed of easily.
If you have any questions about the use of a skip or need to hire one, then get in touch with the team here at United Junk. We have a wide range of skips in different sizes, and all perfectly suited for the task at hand. We look forward to hearing from you!