The Different Types of Hazardous Waste

What is a hazardous waste? With the definition of hazardous waste in the eyes of the government being any material which is ‘harmful to humans or the environment’, it is important that any and all waste which falls into this category is dealt with properly. Whether you’re the producer, holder, carrier or consignee, it’s important…

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How Businesses Can Manage Food Waste

Food waste in the UK has been in the spotlight since an agreement for businesses to help lower the staggering figures on wasted food. The initial three year trial from 2012 to 2015 yielded good results for those involved, but more can still be done. Household food waste is extremely high, but food in the…

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What are People Fly Tipping?

The act of fly tipping, regardless of whether you’re a commercial operator or a member of the public, is against the law. Heavy fines are often imposed on those caught, but that hasn’t prevented the number of fly tipping incidents in England for the year 2015/16 from rising to 936, part of a steady climb…

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The Rising Problem of Fly Tipping in Staffordshire

Fly tipping in England increased by 4% from 2014/15 to 2015/16 according to statistics released by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs this month. Fly tipping is the act of illegally dumping waste on land not designated for waste, something which is punishable by law. However, the new statistics, along with a recent…

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How Should I Dispose of my Electrical Equipment?

With new and improved technology released to the world year-round, and mobile phones and high tech appliances more valued than any other household item, there is a growing number of household electrical equipment purchased in the UK every year. As a result, the amount of electrical waste we throw away is increasing by around 5%…

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Fluctuation of Prices in the Steel Industry

None can deny the steel industry is in crisis and has been for more than a year. Britain alone has seen the loss of 2,200 jobs last October when Redcar was closed by its Thailand based owners. This was swiftly followed by an announcement from India’s Tata Steel of plans to sell its UK steel…

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How to Rip out Your Kitchen for Refitting

Refitting your kitchen involves several steps, beginning with ripping out the old structure in stages to have a clear space where you can begin the refurbishment. You may need to throw away the old materials, but some parts may be in perfect condition, so to minimise expenses you can choose to recycle or reuse such…

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Tips for Sorting Scrap Metal

Metals do not biodegrade in the same way as organic materials, but they can be melted down and reused, so the ideal way to dispose of any scrap metal is to take it to a specialist recycling centre. To ensure the most efficient recycling, it is best to sort the metals into different types before…

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How should I dispose of a fridge?

When it comes to disposing of a fridge at your property, there are various things to consider to ensure you are doing it correctly and in an environmentally friendly manner. Unlike household furniture, other installations or smaller belongings, fridges cannot simply be placed into a skip. What does the law say about fridge disposal? The…

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