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.

How to avoid waste disposal mistakes

The main thing to avoid unwanted fines is by disposing of your waste correctly to research the type of waste you have and how to dispose of it correctly.

Here are some of the most common mistakes people make during waste disposal.

Burning waste

Plenty of people feel burning waste is the correct disposal method. However, this is not true, and can actually cause a terrifying amount of air pollution. There are better ways to dispose of rubbish, and learning the most environmentally friendly ways can help you in the long run.

Illegally dumping garbage

When disposing of waste, you should avoid leaving it somewhere or dumping it in a different location, otherwise known as fly-tipping. Doing this can gradually lead to pollution, be it air or water clogging from plastic waste. Not only this, you can receive a strict penalty for waste disposal. It’s crucial to use legal methods to dispose of all the waste generated at your home or office, such as by hiring a skip.

Separate recyclables

A common mistake when recycling at home is that only a few people separate their recyclables, putting it all in one bin to be taken to landfill. When separated, the different types of recyclables cannot contaminate each other and can be recycled the right way. For example, a smashed bottle can contaminate an entire paper container, and it will all have to go to landfill or be incinerated. Separating your recyclables ensures they are processed and made into something new in a sustainable way.

Reduce waste and gift to charity

If your waste includes household items such as teddies, clothes, or general homeware that could be donated to charity, you should consider doing so. This creates a longer life for the items you donate, but it also prevents them from going into landfills and helps raise money for a good cause.

Reasons you should hire a skip

Hiring a skip is an easy way to ensure you follow the correct waste disposal and offers a range of benefits for waste management during large projects and clear-outs.

Cleaner and quicker waste disposal

Renovations can generate large amounts of waste. When there is a lot of debris, you can experience a build-up of packaging and construction materials, which is not ideal if you are trying to work.

Site safety

Consider site safety and cleanliness. If you keep the debris contained and all in one place, you reduce the risk of accidents or injuries. Hiring a skip offers you a clean and quick way to dispose of any rubble and unwanted rubbish.

Compliance with waste regulations

The improper disposal of renovation waste is bad for the environment and can result in fines or penalties, which you want to avoid. Renting a skip to ensure the correct disposal of waste means you are guaranteed to comply with waste regulations.

Variety in skip sizes

Hiring a skip provides you with a range of sizing options to suit various requirements. No matter what waste disposal you have, so long as it can be put in a skip, you can be sure you have enough space and peace.

Cutting costs

When disposing of certain types of waste, one of the questions that may arise is to hire a skip or visit the tip.  If you only need to dispose of a few items, visiting the tip can be a great choice. However, this can cause mess to your vehicle and create another problem you want to avoid.

Hiring a skip takes away the need for multiple trips to the local tip and the cost of fuel you may spend doing it. You’ll still need to pay for the cost of skip hire for at least one day, but this will generally work out much cheaper than multiple tip trips.

Forge skip hire

At Forge Skip Hire, we offer a range of skip sizes and options suitable for a variety of renovation and clear-out needs. Once we collect your skip, we will sort and recycle your waste instead of sending it to landfill, giving you peace of mind.

We understand the importance of a bespoke skip-hire service for businesses and individuals. Contact us today if you need, waste disposal collection services.