As a society, it is each individual’s responsibility to keep our lifestyles today sustainable, so too ensure future generations have the resources they will need. In recent times it has become very clear how important it is to re-use these finite resources where we can.
A quick search of government statistics shows that waste to landfill has dropped from a staggering 100m tonnes in 1997 to around 39m tonnes in 2013, and has continued to steadily decline. Yet as a society we are generating more waste than before. This is explained with the rising interests and education on the importance of recycling. In 2013 councils in England reported the percentage of household waste recycled had risen to 40% from just 11% 10 years previous. We do however still have a long way to go.
Throughout 2014-15 our local council (Tameside) piloted and then rolled out a bin swap scheme. In this scheme the large black bin used to dispose of none recyclable waste is swapped for the smaller green bin usually used to dispose of glass. Since this initiative was put into action for 30,000 properties in the area, Tameside council have already reduced the amount of waste to landfill by a quarter, which in turn has saved the council as much as £3million which can now be used in different sectors to improve the community.
We at The Rubbish Removers are proud of our stance in the industry and have consistently committed to recycling as much of our generated waste as possible. We ensure all waste recovered is taken to a fully licensed recycling facility, where it is then separated and the majority turned into fuels, compost and animal bedding to name a few examples.
If you need more information on the bin swap scheme it can be found at www.tameside.gov.uk/recycling and in the coming months if you are struggling to adapt to the changes don’t hesitate to contact The Rubbish Removers to help clear your waste, safe in the knowledge that it will be recycled properly.