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A Guide to Recycling Construction Waste

If you’ve ever managed or been involved in a construction project, you’ll know just how difficult it is to keep track of all the waste materials – and how quickly they all mount up! Acknowledging this, the Brown Recycling team have decided to put together a guide to recycling construction waste – specifically bricks, glass…

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How to Securely Destroy Confidential Waste

Any business that records confidential information from their clients has a legal obligation to handle and dispose of it with full confidentiality. Sensitive details can include names, financial information, DOBs, addresses, patient records, and payroll information. Failure to comply or take due care in handling confidential waste could land you with a hefty fine and…

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What Is a Site Waste Management Plan and Does My Business Need One?

There is no such thing as a construction project without waste – and it’s the job of project managers to establish a plan to deal with the produced waste in the most effective and environmentally-friendly manner possible. That’s where site waste management plans can help. In this article, we’ll cover exactly what these plans consist…

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What Hazardous Waste Does Your Business Produce?

The commercial workplace is no stranger to hazardous waste. The only reason you may not have noticed which items are hazardous in your commercial premises before is because they’re such a common sight. Whether they’re harmful for humans or the environment, there is a reason this waste type needs to be handled carefully and disposed…

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How Construction Companies Can Help Tackle Waste Issues

In 2014, the UK sent 5.6m tonnes of construction and demolition waste to landfill. While this represented a huge 89.9% recovery rate for the rest of the waste from this sector, there is quite clearly still a large amount waste being sent to, what should be, the last resort. As one of the biggest waste…

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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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Hazardous Waste: Understanding the Danger

Hazardous waste is classified as waste that can be dangerous or harmful to our health and/or the environment. As a business owner, you must be aware if you are producing hazardous waste and if so, you must store, contain, and dispose of it in the correct and legal manner, and register your business as a…

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How to Reduce Paper Usage in Your Company

With the environment being an ever-growing concern in today’s society, businesses are doing what they can to achieve improvements in their environmental friendliness. One way to do this is by reducing paper usage within your company, and in order to do this there are a number of methods and ideas that can be undertaken. Here,…

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Commercial Skip Size Guide Infographic

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to picture exactly how big a skip can be, particularly the larger commercial range, which is why Brown Recycling have created a handy infographic detailing our commercial skip sizes. Take a look at the infographic below, or view the full resolution here.

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Why Businesses Should Shred Unwanted Documents

With a high turnover of paperwork and unwanted documents generated by businesses, it is important to know the best practice when it comes to effectively and correctly disposing of them. Here, we explain why it is so important that businesses shred their unwanted documents, both to themselves, the wider economy and the environment. Legal considerations…

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