Keep Rubbish Out of Landfill

There has been a lot on the news recently about the use of landfill sites for rubbish disposal.

Landfill sites are basically large holes in the ground for burying our rubbish.

The waste decays and decomposes giving off noxious gases such as carbon dioxode and chemicals which leak into nearby streams and rivers, polluting our water.

Clearly the best way to minimise this environmental pollution is to put the least amount of waste into landfill sites as possible.

Landfill site

Here are our Top Ways to Reduce Waste

  1. Recycling

Recycling is always going to be our number one initiative to be environmentally responsible.

Most household items and eco-friendly packaging are now recyclable with few exceptions.

You can use your local residential recycling service for day to day things. If you have bulky items such as old furniture, kitchen appliances or are clearing a house or other property you will need to hire a specialist waste removal company.

If you are in the Kent area we recommend Kent Rubbish Clearance for all your domestic rubbish removal needs. They are licensed by the Environmental Agency so you can be sure that everything that can be recycled will be and only the waste that cannot be reused or recycled will end up in landfill.

2. Re-use

If you can re-use or fix something then please consider that instead of buying a new product when it’s not really necessary.

Most things that are in decent condition can be sold or donated so that they can be used again before ending up as waste products.

3. Food Waste

Food waste is accountable for nearly 30% of all household waste. This doesn’t have to be the case. Making a shopping list and only buying what you need will help prevent buying too much and food from spoiling before it can be used.

Starting a compost bin is a good way to reuse leftovers from the kitchen. Cooking oil can also be turned into a biofuel.

Read more top tips on creating an eco-friendly home.

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We hope you like our top ways to reduce waste, let us know if you have any more ideas!