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Christmas Recycling Tips

When we say “go green” this Christmas, we mean more than just putting your Christmas tree up. At this time of the year, we’re all feeling much more generous and festive, but with a little bit of effort, you can be kind to the environment, too, while still celebrating the season. This month, to help…

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Cardboard Recycling & Rebate Process

Tonnes of cardboard and paper comes through the Brown Recycling facility every day, but what happens to it once you’ve had your waste collected or dropped off at our site? We will show you the full cardboard and paper recycling and rebate process. We’ll take you from the initial collection/delivery stage, right through to the material being…

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What is Commodity Brokerage?

You may have heard the phrase “commodity brokerage” or “material brokerage” before, but from the name alone it isn’t always clear what is involved. At Brown Recycling, we provide professional commodity brokerage, so we’re ideally placed to fill you in with more details.   What exactly is commodity brokerage? Commodity brokerage is a system whereby…

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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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Why can’t you throw batteries in the bin?

When throwing rubbish away at your home, there are some things that shouldn’t go into your household bin. Most people are aware of those items you should never throw away in your general waste, although they are not always sure why. Batteries are a prime example of this, as they are one item which should…

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Recycling Rates in England

Across England, recycling has become a growing concern for a number of regions, meaning that councils have been urged to dramatically improve their recycling rates. A number of households throughout the country have been doing their bit to improve their council’s recycling rate and help the environment, but some continue to lag behind, even declining…

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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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A guide to tidying up after Christmas

Everyone’s been there: the inevitable post-Christmas tidying which takes hours and is the last thing you feel like doing on a stomach full of turkey and with remnants of hangover. This process is made only harder when considering whether or not certain things can be recycled and, if so, how this should be done. That’s…

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