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Five Tips to Reduce Your Household Waste

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...

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Top Tips to Reduce Your Commercial Waste

commercial waste

If you’re a business owner, then you have a duty to ensure that you recycle and dispose of your commercial waste responsibly. There are ways that you can reduce your commercial waste, and, in this article, the United Junk team looks at seven of them. Waste audit Are you aware of how your business accumulates and disposes of its waste? If not, then a good place to start is with an audit. This will allow you to see how the waste is built up and via what processes.  If these processes are detrimental to the running of the business and waste management then they can be eradicat...

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The Different Types of Waste Explained

waste types

We often don’t give too much consideration as to what we throw away. When hiring a skip, the main goal is to get rid of as much waste as possible.  But do you know what the five main types of waste are? No, well don’t worry in this article the United Junk team gives you the full run down. 1. Organic waste First up is organic waste, something which many homeowners will be familiar with. Organic waste refers to garden and food waste that will decompose over time. However, it mustn’t be thrown away with regular waste and is usually disposed of via the green waste b...

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Reduce & Recycle Paper Waste Where You Can!

Recycle Paper Waste

Despite being in a digital age the need for paper is still high. From newspapers to magazines, wrapping paper to birthday and Christmas cards there is still a big dependency on it. However, do we really need to use as much paper as we do when most of it ends up in landfill damaging the environment. What is paper waste? The number of trees that are harvested to make paper is staggering and it has huge environmental ramifications. Most of it is used for packaging which in some cases probably isn’t necessary - you only must look in the average household's recycle bin to see just h...

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Five Tips for Waste Disposal During Your Home Project

waste disposal

Most DIY projects or home renovations will produce a lot of rubbish and waste, some of it can be recycled but most of it can’t. From kitchen renovations to house extensions below are five tips for waste disposal during your home project that will take the stress away from getting rid of all your rubbish. Type Different projects will create different types of waste, so it is a good idea to gauge roughly how much waste you are going to accumulate. Many waste types from typical DIY projects, such as leftover paint and empty tins are not suitable for normal waste disposal and need to b...

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Five Benefits of Using a Professional Waste Disposal Service

professional waste disposal

One of the biggest problems today is the amount of waste that is disposed of in landfill. This practice is damaging to the environment and causing unnecessary pollution and contamination. More companies are now putting a greater emphasis on recycling to ensure their waste is disposed of correctly. Below are five great benefits of using a professional waste disposal service. 1. Cost effective If you’re running a business, then you want to be as cost effective as possible and you won’t want to spend large sums of money disposing of waste yourself. By hiring a professional waste...

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