The beginner’s guide to Recycle Week


Despite increasing awareness of the importance of sustainable living, the UK’s domestic recycling rate is declining.

With recyclables not being recycled, more awareness needs to be raised, so we’re discussing the nation’s largest recycling behaviour change campaign — Recycle Week.

This event is the one week of the year where retailers, brands, trade associations, and waste management companies come together to promote the benefits of recycling to the general public.

Let’s explore Recycle Week, what you can expect from the event, and how to get involved.

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A guide to the UK’s waste disposal methods

When renovating your home, having a clear-out, or clearing waste on a building site, confusion can arise when considering the best waste disposal method.

If you’ve tried to reduce the amount of waste you produce and considered reuse where possible, your next consideration should be recycling. The best way to minimise the impact of your waste on the environment is always to choose the most suitable waste disposal method.

Recycling waste is crucial, so separating what can and can’t be recycled is essential.

Let’s explore the UK’s various waste disposal methods, their environmental repercussions, and how skip-hire can help you achieve your waste management goals.

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Top tips for a house clearance

With summer coming to an end, now is the perfect time to de-clutter your home, sort through your belongings, and eliminate the things you no longer need.

A clear-out can create extra space for your autumn décor and help you stay organised over the coming months until it’s time to prepare for your annual spring clean.

If you’re moving house soon, de-cluttering now can help you avoid paying to move unwanted furniture and furnishings.

Likewise, the property you’re moving into may require a full house clearance if you’ve inherited it or the previous owner passed away.

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Common waste disposal mistakes

Renovating or simply clearing out any room in your home can generate large amounts of waste. Whether it’s the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, it doesn’t matter. By the end of the day, you will have generated some waste.

When this happens, there are rules and regulations around certain types of waste that you may need to be aware of. It’s your responsibility to dispose of it safely and correctly, following the correct disposal of waste regulations for the specific items.

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Why you should hire a skip before moving house

Moving into a new home can be an incredibly exciting experience. However, it can also be among the most stressful experiences. There is no avoiding the fact it can be a stressful time, especially if you aren’t organized.

However, before you’ve even begun the move, packing everything into boxes can be stressful. This brings to mind the ultimate question — what is the best way to pack for moving? Unfortunately, no enchanted wand can instantly pack everything into a box and magically move by itself. However, you can take some stress and pressure off yourself with a good clear-out before moving.

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9 ways to cut the cost of skip hire

Skip hire is a fantastic way to dispose of large amounts of household, garden, construction, and building waste. However, any form of construction or gardening you wish to do at home can be pretty pricey.

When it comes to cutting costs, there are plenty of ways to trim the price of your skip hire and make it more cost-effective and convenient for your renovation budget.

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Reasons to hire a skip for summer renovations

Home renovations are one of the biggest yet most rewarding tasks and can add value to your home, hopefully leaving you feeling happy and satisfied with the results. However, there is a lot of work involved when it comes to summer renovations, and you need to consider the amount of waste you’re likely to generate.

Hire a skip for your upcoming summer renovations so you can easily dispose of your waste and make room for a fresh new space in your home.

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How to deter dumpster diving

Dumpster diving or skip hunting can appear to be an innocent situation. After all, only what you are throwing away is taken.

If you haven’t heard of this before, you may wonder, what is dumpster diving?

This is when other people claim things you’ve thrown out, which sounds great if you advocate for recycling. However, this can carry many liability concerns, and you should be aware of how to deter people from illegally diving into your skip and taking things from you.

The first step to preventing dumpster diving is understanding why people do it and knowing what they may be looking for.

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