How to dispose of waste and recycling in the age of coronavirus

During this uncertain time, it can be tough to know how to dispose of waste and recycling. The amount of litter has seen an increase during the age of coronavirus.

Mainly, people are wrongly recycling personal protective equipment (PPE), which is contaminating rubbish and putting all the key workers at risk. It is vital that in this strange time, we all make a conscious effort to recycle to the best of our ability.

Below are some tips on how to correctly dispose of your waste and keep up with effective recycling.

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How to keep your house clean in the age of coronavirus

Coronavirus has left the majority of us in self-isolation. It is a scary and new situation for people to be in, but there are small steps you can take to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

The government has given clear guidelines about staying at home. They are as follows:

  • For food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home).
  • If you must go out, stay two metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You must follow these guidelines as you can spread the virus, even if you don’t have any symptoms.

While at home, it is vital that you keep surfaces and rooms clean, as germs and bacteria can attach to surfaces, which leads to spreading among members of your household.

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Top tips for reducing food waste and saving money

Food waste is a huge problem that not many people are talking about. More than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. In fact, food can be wasted before it is even sold.

For example, if fruit and veg are misshapen, marked, discoloured or oddly sized, there’s a chance they don’t meet customer standards. This results in them being thrown away before even leaving the farm or where they have been produced. Unfortunately, sometimes food goes off during transportation, which means it has to be discarded as it is not suitable to consume. 

People throwing away their food is one of the most common reasons for food waste, and over 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year. From not understanding the difference between best before and use by dates, to people overbuying, there is a lot of food waste that can easily be avoided.

Below are a few tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

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How to dispose of your television

For many people, a television is one of the most used electrical appliances in their home. When you are getting a new one, because you fancy an upgrade or because your television has finally broken, you must dispose of the old one safely and effectively.

Below is our guide of how to dispose of your television, whether it is in working condition or broken.

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When’s the best time to hire a skip?

There’s never a bad time to hire a skip, but some times are better than others. All too often, householders leave it to the end of a DIY project to hire a skip and throw away all the rubbish.

But to get even better value out of your skip, hire it at the start of your work. This allows you to clear out your workspace so there are fewer obstacles, making it easier and safer for you to move around.

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House redecorating resolutions for 2020

The start of a new year is often a time when we start to pay more attention to the little jobs that need doing around the house.

You might notice winter damage you hadn’t already spotted – a loose roof tile or a leaking water pipe — and where there’s a risk of water getting into your property, it should be a priority to get it weather-proofed once again.

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