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Category: Recycling

5 Reasons to Hire a Bin Butler

If you need help keeping the bins at your home, a professional may be the answer. Here are reasons to consider hiring a bin cleaning service. Waste management is one of the less glamorous parts of running a home. But that doesn’t mean it is not a vitally important one. In fact, proper waste management is the backbone of a household, directly affecting health and safety, hygiene and general cleanliness. The bins you have are, of course, a major part of waste management, but one that is often overlooked. Because they are used to carry waste and dirt of different types day…

Wheelie bin cleaning 101

If the warmer weather has suddenly made you notice the unpleasant stench of your wheelie bin, it might just be time to give it a good clean. If you’ve drawn the short straw and you’re doing it, here are some pointers to help you eliminate nasty bin smells for good. Choose a good spot to clean it Wheelie bins can be big and bulky, so choose a spot where you can give it a good clean, where you aren’t worried about water splashing anything, and where the dirty water can easily be disposed of. If any water is going to…

How gardeners can help fight plastic pollution

Has the recent mild weather tempted you to head out into your garden? If you’re a keen gardener, there are many ways you can be kind to the environment, but did you know, you can help fight the war against plastic too? Here’s how: Make a planter from a plastic bottle We use millions of plastic bottles in the UK every day, so instead of sending them to landfill, why not repurpose them for your garden? You can try lying the bottles on their side, cutting out a rectangular opening and filling it with compost and plants to make a bee-friendly…

Reduce your Easter waste: Make your own chocolate eggs

Easter is approaching, and maybe you’re thinking about which delicious Easter eggs you can treat yourself and the kids to. Not to spoil your happy thoughts, but have you ever thought about how much packaging comes with the 80 million eggs that are sold in the UK each year? It’s a lot. But there’s is one way you can indulge while saving money and avoiding unnecessary packaging-you can make your own Easter eggs. Make your own Easter eggs Even if you’ve never made anything remotely like a chocolate egg before, we promise you don’t need to be Jamie Oliver to…

How to throw a zero waste children’s party

Piles of paper plates and cups, a mountain of disposable cutlery, and lots of leftover food. This is usually what’s left at the end of the average kid’s birthday party. The mountain of waste not only hurts your pocket, it hurts the planet. But the good news is that by making a few savvy changes, you can throw your little ones a party to remember with zero waste. Party invitations We live in a digital world, so why not send out e-invites? You’ll save paper, money, and your precious time. If you really want to send out paper invites, buy…

How much waste do you ‘wheelie’ produce

Size Matters: How Much Waste Do You Wheelie Produce? You might think it doesn’t matter what size your kitchen bin is, as long as it does its job, right? But what if you have a new addition to the family, the council has reduced the frequency of your bin collections, or you’ve had a party and now you’re finding you’re having to trudge out in the cold to put out the rubbish far more often than you would like? Well you either need to reduce the waste you create, recycle more, or buy a larger kitchen bin. Did you know…

Ways to reduce what you put in your waste wheelie bin

Long gone are the days when we each had one dustbin, which was collected by muscular men and carried over their shoulders to a vehicle, then emptied manually. Long gone also are the days when we each had one wheelie bin, which was collected by slightly less muscular men and trundled over to a vehicle, then emptied mechanically. We all know why we have different types of bins and perhaps you personally are excellent at recycling, but are you just as good at reducing and reusing? By using less, you create less wastage. It really is that simple. It doesn’t…

How to have an eco-friendly Easter

How was Easter 2021? We hope you had a fun family celebration. Are you looking forward to 2022? You’ve got chocolate galore, hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts and a delicious family meal, what’s not to love? In the UK Easter is Sunday 17th April 2022, so get it in your diary and make this easter eco-friendly! Just like at Christmas, all of this extra indulgence can have an impact on the environment. So how can you minimise your family’s impact? Here’s how to have an eco-friendly Easter.  Opt for a more sustainable Easter egg Your average Easter egg is packaged…

How to reduce your food waste this easter

As well as your chocolate eggs, are you relishing the prospect of a big Easter lunch? Many of us are. However, just like at Christmas, excessive consumption at Easter means a lot of food waste. Here’s how to reduce your food waste this Easter. Why Do We Waste So Much at Easter? Research carried out by Tesco and Hubbub found that British households throw away around 8490 tonnes of food at Easter. So how do we waste this much? Well, we usually buy too much, cook too much, and don’t store food correctly so it goes off. This means it ends up in…

Wheelie Bin Etiquette

Do you know your wheelie bin etiquette? Sadly, plenty of people don’t. They use their neighbours’ bins. Put their wheelies out on the wrong day. Dump their rubbish on the street. Sound like someone you know? Here’s how to stick to the rubbish rules and keep the neighbours (and authorities) happy. Wheelie bin etiquette: What you need to think about Don’t use your neighbour’s bin (or anybody else’s) While not illegal, doing this is not very courteous. Does your bin get so full that you find yourself sneaking things into your neighbour’s bin? It’s time to reduce your waste. And…