Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Why Most People Don’t Care about Proper Waste Removal (and Why They Should)

November 24th, 2017 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Waste removal Let’s face it - we know that waste removal is not anyone’s favourite topic. If we’re being completely honest, there’s hardly anything interesting that can be said about rubbish that doesn’t involve guilt-tripping you into being a more environmentally conscious person (because think of the planet!). However, as George Carlin once said, “The planet is fine…”, and then he went ahead and made a cynical and vulgar remark about how people were the ones who had a problem, not the planet. And he’s right. But still, there is a lot we can do about this. Read the rest of this entry »

Methods for Disposal of Solid Waste

April 22nd, 2017 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 »

Health Hazard Present in Waste and Recycling Processes

February 17th, 2016 by 24/7 Waste Removal
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 is Household Waste and How to Reduce It

January 28th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Household Waste Household 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 »