If you are undertaking major refurbishment work to your home or office, in or around London you may be looking to hire a skip to dump all our waste in. But, hiring a skip in London is not as easy as it may seem, there are permits, space issues and licenses to worry about. Then, comes the cost and the decision on what size skip you need, a “2 Yarder”, “Midi Skip” or other abbreviations such as “Builders Skip”.
Skip Hire Alternative in London
Avoid the permits, licensing and “Skip Lingo”, there are many skip alternative options in London. These alternatives can be cheaper and easier.
Did you ever think this day would actually come? The UK’s first ever “Bio-Bus” (Poo Powered Bus) will be hitting UK roads next month. Bristol will be the first area to be serviced by the biomethane gas powered bus. The bus will be able to seat a maximum of 40 people and will operate 4 days a week on a local route.
Where will it get the fuel from?
The Poo Powered bus will use waste from more than 32,000 households along its 15-mile route. It will fill up at a site in Avonmouth, Bristol, where sewage and food waste is turned into biomethane. The bus will be able to travel up to 300km on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce.
There are a few ways to recycle your unwanted items and household waste, yet many households still choose not to do so. In the United Kingdom, Wales is currently leading in recycling rates. In November 2014, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ released provisional figures showing Wales is recycling 54% of the 373,000 tonnes of rubbish thrown out every three months.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ latest figures for household waste from 2012 showed the overall UK recycling rate was 43.9%. It was 44.1% in England, 41.7% in Northern Ireland and 38.3% in Scotland. Wales’ figure in 2012 was 52.5%. In 2012, England recycled a total of 9,684,000 tonnes from 21,960,000 tonnes of waste, while Northern Ireland recycled 326,000 tonnes from 783,000. Scotland’s rate was 912,000 tonnes from 2,383,000 and Wales recycled 685,000 tonnes from 1,304,000.
With every year passing, recycling is made simpler. These days every household is provided with recycling boxes by their council, where they can put their:
The larger items can be taken to any recycling bank in the local area. There are also many recycling banks located on streets across the UK as well as in supermarkets and outside housing estates. The recycling banks are emptied on a regular basis, so there is no reason not to recycling. Most local councils offer services to collect larger items from outside your doorstep.
There are also many companies that do door to door collection for recycling items and household waste. These companies offer many services such as rubbish collection, wait and load, skip hire alternative and WEEE recycling. The company will come to collect to your convenience and do all the loading for you.
Recycling is important as it helps extend the life of something that has already served its initial purpose by re-producing it into something useable. Recycling has a lot of benefits and importance to us humans and to our planet. The recycling process involves a series of steps to produce new products, it consists of separating, collecting, and re-manufacturing or converting used or waste products into new materials.
These days almost everything can be recycled, but different materials require different techniques when recycled. Most common recyclable materials are batteries, biodegradable waste, clothing, electronics, garments, glass, metals, paper, and plastics. Read more