22 May, 2017

5 things to consider in Wanstead when recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals

There is a lot of marketing done out there to ensure we are all doing our bit to help the earth stay green. This mostly consists of recycling your day to day plastics and common household products. Unfortunately, when it comes to scrap metal recycling or metal in general, there is not enough information out there to know why it is important. Metal recycling also helps the green movement as much as any other form of recycling.

Is it a ferrous metal?

When it comes to metals, they are usually classified as ferrous or non-ferrous metal. Ferrous metals are metals that contain mostly iron. These metals are usually made up of mainly iron and have some other elements. Most ferrous metals are prone to rusting when they are exposed to moisture and generally are magnetic. Some ferrous metals may not be as magnetic as others; this is due to the amount of iron in the metal. Read more

16 May, 2017

6 ways to recycle household appliances in Bethnal Green

When you are living in Bethnal green, getting rid of your old household appliances can be hard. You can’t just leave it on the side of the street because that could result in fines of up to £2,500. That’s not a figure that you can take lightly, so why take the risk. There are plenty of ways to get rid of your old appliances and save yourself some money.

Here are some of the methods you can use.

Tell the council

One way to get some of your old appliances disposed of properly is through the council. Sometimes local councils provide appliance pick up free of charge. Some Councils will require you to make an online account and book appointments to get the appliance removed. Other councils will just require you to call up and book an appointment without having the need to make an account. Read more

5 May, 2017

Things to remember when recycling plastics in wapping

Recycling has become a part of life. Everyone has started doing their bit to help their community stay on top of recycling. Some of you may throw all plastics in your recycling bin without realising that it may not be allowed. Some items may be better off being collected by a recycling company or dealt with in other ways. Unfortunately, some of you may not know that some plastics are non-recyclables and cannot be recycled.

Here is quick guide on what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.

Things for the recycling bins

There are plenty of things that are acceptable in your recycling bin at home. Most of your everyday plastic scraps can go into your recycling bin at home and be collected as normal. These plastics are usually easy to recycle and can fit in your recycling bins easily. Read more

2 May, 2017

4 ways to recycle your old microwave

The time has finally come for you to replace that old microwave that has been in your kitchen for years. The old has been replaced by the new and now your kitchen looks modern, but what do you do with your old one? You cannot just throw it out on the road because that could get you a large fine

Here are some of the ways you could get rid of your old microwave.

Give it away

If the microwave is in working condition, before you think about throwing it away, you should always make sure that you inform your friends and family. It could be the case that one of your friend’s microwave has stopped working and your one would help them out for a while. Read more

20 April, 2017

What to do with your old television

You have replaced your bulky TV with a new flat screen, but before you throw your old one away in the rubbish bin, you need to be aware of how many toxic materials are in it, especially old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) sets.

Televisions containing cathode ray tubes (CRTs) are one of the leading causes of lead contamination in municipal waste streams. CRTs can contain up to 4 kg of lead and other toxic materials such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Lead is a cumulative poison that can contaminate groundwater and have harmful effects on human and animal health. By recycling televisions, waste is diverted from landfill and resources such as metals, precious metals, plastics and glass are recovered. Read more

18 April, 2017

Top tips on recycling from the experts

 

Everyday more and more people are deciding to do recycling and reuse things that they would normally throw out in the trash. Whether this is purely because they just feel like recycling or they are persuaded by a family member or friend, the end result is that they are recycling. Everyone that recycles, is helping the environment and helping the world become more green. Here are some of the top tips from the experts to help you on waste recycling.

Re-use

Recycling doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to send your plastics, metals and glass off to be remanufactured. Recycling means that you use things that you have around you and if it can’t be used, you send it off so it can be reused in some way. If you come across things that you are not using anymore and feel the need to get rid of it, why not find a way to reuse it? Read more

11 April, 2017

Top 6 tips on Light Tube Storage

 

 

Light tubes are very common in this day and age. Kitchens, shops and offices use them all day and every day. That means that there are bound to be a large amount of lights tubes being replaced frequently. What do you do with the old bulb? They a very long and can be a nuisance to store. Throwing them away in the trash can be hard because of the shape and the fact that they are very delicate. If a light tube is broken, it can be very hazardous to the environment as it contains mercury phosphor. This is why it is vital that all light tubes are stored correctly to avoid the release of this phosphor.

Here are the top 6 tips on old light tube storage and how light bulb recycling can be done. Read more

31 March, 2017

5 ways to destroy a SSD drive

 

There always comes a point where your SSD drive stops working and you have to dispose of it. You have years and years of data on the drive and don’t want someone to get theirs hands on it, so what do you do. Some people just decide to throw it away without making sure that the drive is destroyed properly. It’s important to dispose of your e waste properly but it’s even more important to protect your sensitive data.

There are many ways to destroy a SSD drive but here are 5 of them. Ensure that you use one of these methods to keep your data away from someone else’s eyes. Read more

24 March, 2017

Top 10 items that you should be recycling

 

An average person generates around 4.5 pounds of waste every single day, when multiplied by around 7.2 billion, it becomes a serious problem. This is just one reason why recycling is so important. Your home is a treasure trove of items that can be reused, recycled, or upcycled.

Recycling not only saves valuable space in our landfills, but it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When you change your perspective of throwing things away, you’ll find yourself looking at everyday objects in a different light. Read more

24 March, 2017

Recycling tips for summer trips

 

Over the last few years, our summers have been getting better and people are getting into the holiday mode earlier. Barbecues are being lit every other day and who can forget the family picnics. We might be on vacation mode but one thing that we shouldn’t take a holiday from is recycling. Over the summer period, people tend to get lost in their summer holidays and begin to waste excessively. Parties and barbecues are where most of the waste comes from.

People tend to have large gatherings over the summer and just stuff all their trash into large black bags ready to throw in the bin. Here are some recycling tips and recycling ideas to help you stay green during the summer. Read more