Why Assuming With Recycling Is Dangerous
Recycling is one of our best hopes of protecting the planet and reducing damage to it. You might think recycling is simply putting rubbish in a bin or giving something else a new lease of life by re-using it.
But there’s more to it than that and recycling also has to be done correctly. Many things can go in a bin, but there are different coloured bins to consider. And it’s not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to what councils can take. Some local authorities will be able to collect certain items in recycling bins while others won’t.
So you should always check to see what can be put in your receptacles. Many of us are in bad habits and this is why we should be more aware when it comes to recycling:
Cost To Councils
Local authorities provide services for all of us. And sometimes they’re spending money on sorting out the disposal of waste that wasn’t disposed of correctly in the first place. This can cost them thousands. One Cambridgeshire council estimates that they can spend £10,000 per month sorting out clothes that have been dumped incorrectly in wheelie bins. Incorrect recycling can also put the operatives at risk.
Waste disposal teams have the right to refuse to collect your bins. If a bin is overloaded, full of incorrect materials or includes excessively heavy rubbish, there’s a chance it won’t be taken away. This poses a health hazard and you’ll be stuck with disgusting bins at your home until the next bin collection day. And you will inevitably accumulate further rubbish in the meantime too.
The whole point of recycling is to reduce landfill and waste being taken to landfill sites. There’s a risk that waste might end up being fly tipped either by owners of the waste or unlicensed carriers. Some items can and should be taken to specialist recycling points in supermarkets or shops. You can find your nearest collection points online.
CBS Waste will responsibly dispose of all the waste we collect on jobs. We aim to recycle at least 80% of the waste we pick up on jobs.
We are a fully licensed company which provides Waste Transfer Notices on jobs. Fill out a form on our website, call 01480 220434 or email email@example.com if you’d like us to collect and dispose of your domestic or commercial waste.