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Top Tips for Recycling at Home

The popularity of recycling is plain to see as more and more households are committed to the fight to save our planet. In fact, certain supermarkets like Asda are hopping on the bandwagon by trialling plastic-free packaging for pasta, cereal and rice purchases. As experts in the waste disposal industry, the team here at PWM Skip Hire know how important recycling is which is why we’ve decided to go over a few top tips that can be easily implemented within the home…

Know Your Plastics

A lot of people are unaware that there are actually 7 different types of plastics that everyday items are made from, and this can be identified by looking at the bottom of the plastic item itself. If you are serious about recycling then it may be in your best interest to learn which plastics are recyclable and which are not. As a general rule, plastics 1 and 2 are always recyclable, plastics 3, 4 and 7 usually are but you should confirm with your local recycling facility, and plastics 5 and 6 tend to be unsuitable for recycling.

Rinse Cans and Cartons

Did you know that some recycling plants won’t process recyclable materials if they are saturated with food waste? Often thought to be a myth, it is actually true that failing to rinse out steel cans that once stored soup and beans or even milk cartons may make them difficult to recycle. As such, they may end up destined for landfill as a result. To ensure that your recycling efforts are in good faith, remember to rinse!

Flatten Cardboard

Every household in the UK can order recycling bins from their local council, however they are only typically collected every 3 weeks. If you recycle religiously then it is likely that you may run out of space before collection day! The easiest way to combat this problem is to flatten any cardboard waste in order to increase the amount of space inside the bin, thereby allowing you to fit in more.

Although it is unlikely that you will require a skip to dispose of general recycling waste, they are particularly handy for large scale projects that involve a lot of recyclable debris like wooden furniture, metal, some plastics and even construction rubble. After all, these materials can be reused and repurposed just like the milk cartons you recycle at home! To find out more information, speak to the best skip hire Manchester has to offer today!