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Do We Have a Landfill Problem?

The average household in the UK produces around 500kg of waste every single year and statistics show that over 80% of this ends up in landfill. Here at PWM Skip Hire, we have decided to look at the dependency that the UK has on landfill. After all, the majority of people don’t contribute to local recycling efforts as much as they should. Read on to find out more…


The problem with landfill dependency is that nobody is held accountable for the items that they place in their bin to be collected by the local council. Unfortunately, this means that many recyclable items are being thrown in landfill sites where they contribute to pollution rather than being re-purposed. In fact, the vast majority of items thrown in a skip can also be recycled and here at PWM Skip Hire, we like to keep everybody accountable by disposing of as much waste as we can in an environmentally friendly way!

Toxic Gases

The items that are thrown into landfill can sit for decades, if not centuries at a time, and as they slowly break down they release harmful gases into the environment. In fact, carbon dioxide and methane are two toxic gases that make up a staggering 95% of landfill gas which means that workers on site have to wear masks in order to breathe safely.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

One of the most important government schemes is the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ campaign which aims to teach people the importance of recycling appropriate items. Here at PWM, we take every skip to a sorting facility where all the waste is separated into recyclable goods and non-recyclable goods. In fact, we work hard to find other uses for items that cannot be traditionally recycled.

Many people are unaware that there is a global waste epidemic happening right now and it is up to us to make the changes necessary and preserve the planet for the next generation. Here at PWM Skip Hire, we are proud to say that every skip we collect as part of our service is disposed of in a simple yet legal and responsible way in order to ensure that as little waste reaches landfill as possible! Get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer to find out more today!