Methods for Disposal of Solid Waste

April 22nd, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Solid Waste Disposal Disposal of solid waste is an area that is coming under increasing scrutiny as the UK strives to meet its obligations under the EU Landfill Directive. There are a wide variety of technologies already in use and several in the pipeline. But in order to ensure the correct mix of these are used it's important to understand the different types of waste. In this article we're going to look in more detail at the current methods for disposal of solid waste. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Create Electricity from Waste

March 11th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
power line We have long had a problem with the amount of waste we produce and what to do with it. Fossil fuels are running out and using them to create energy is having a serious impact on our environment. There are many technologies now being refined which address both these issues. These methods are collectively known as WTE or waste to energy. The simplest method is to burn waste, heating water to run a steam generator thus producing electricity. This method however does not harness all the available energy and has potential to cause pollution. Modern incinerators in developed countries are very clean however. This method of waste management just burns everything to reduce landfill so is not really a ‘green’ solution. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Start a Waste Removal Business in England

February 26th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Flag of England So, you have set out to start your very own waste removal business in England. Congratulations, soon you will have to deal with piles upon piles of other people's refuse. While this might not be the most glamorous of jobs your wallet will feel much better once you are unable to close it from the fat stack of cash inside.To succeed in this business you need a steady workload and a reputable name. Your first priority is to make yourself known to local homeowners and businesses – guess who they'll call the next time they need a hand with some old furniture or discarded kitchen appliances! Read the rest of this entry »

Health Hazard Present in Waste and Recycling Processes

February 17th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
waste-collection In the UK, the most common method of waste removal is by roadside collection. Typically households put their waste in bins and a fixed day in the week is allotted to the removal of this waste. The municipality or dedicated waste removal company is responsible for waste collection and removal. This waste is sent to transfer stations for bulking and compacting. Thereafter, it is sent to the processing facility. However, sometimes waste, such as e-waste, is exported to another country. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Do If Your Bin is Not Collected Because of Bad Winter Weather

February 6th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Waste Collection in Winter We've used the waste we produce to be taken away by the garbage collectors on regular basis. But winter weather could be unpredictable, and heavy snow could delay junk and recycling collection with days. So, do you know what to do in a situation like this where your garbage could not be collected for days due to sever weather? Yes, you could stop produce any waste, and this will benefit the environment, too, but there are a few simple measures you could take to ensure your garbage is properly stored until it is safe for your rubbish removal service provider to come and collect it. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Household Waste and How to Reduce It

January 28th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Household WasteHousehold waste is waste which is generated in the day to day operations of a household. It can include everything from unfinished food to worn out toothbrushes.UK's citizens throw away 11.9 million tons of household waste annually, or 0.45 tons per household per year. From these 11.9 million tons, Londoners are responsible for 1.6 million tons. One of most important issues is the amount of waste. People can radically reduce the amount of it if they just think for a while before toss something in the garbage. There are many recycling programs which accept paper, cans, bottles, glass and other items which can be reused. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Dispose of a Mattress Adequately

January 23rd, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Mattress Disposal The mattress disposal in London has been an issue for a long time. A quick walk down some London streets reveals not quite a pleasant view. Soaked to the bone mattresses on the pavement, sitting there, quietly observing the fast paced life of the Londoners. Surprisingly big number of mattresses end up in landfills when they could have been recycled or cleaned and reused. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycling: Can it be bad for the environment?

January 13th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Rubbish Container Many people make a huge fuss about recycling and think that they are doing the most wonderful thing for the planet. The truth is that recycling and reusing can make a huge difference in making the environment cleaner, but it also depends on how waste materials are being recycled. It may surprise you to know that recycling may not be as beneficial to the environment as you first thought. This is because recycling is no longer a small operation anymore. It has become a huge business that goes up and down according to supply and demand. Read the rest of this entry »

Landlords’ Waste Responsibilities in England

January 6th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
to let sign above building When a property is rented out, the landlord needs to make sure that the tenant always disposes of the waste properly. However, when the apartment is empty, the waste left behind by the last tenants does not fall under the category of household waste. It turns into commercial waste; therefore, its disposal is the responsibility of the landlord. He needs to make sure that it is disposed in the safest and proper way possible. Read the rest of this entry »

The Global Problem with Food Waste [Infographic]

December 16th, 2014 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Food Waste Each year, one third of all the food that is produced globally gets thrown away. Just in the UK, people throw nearly 7 million tonnes of food away each year. That's more than the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Becoming more responsible to the food we waste could have a huge impact on our budget, health and the environment as whole. Read the rest of this entry »