Easy Recycling Tips

Recycling is often thought of as a strenuous task, although this need not be the case. An extremely easy task, ensuring you recycle can be added to your daily habits in no time.

Take a quick look to see what it is you’re really throwing out to the bin. It’s amazing how much can actually be recycled or reused, rather than thrown away. Ensuring you recycle means you are helping to reduce the amount of pollution that is caused by waste. It also reduces the need for raw materials, meaning rainforests can be preserved and looked after.

We’ve put together five of our top tips to help you make recycling as easy as possible, and we also offer a great guide over on our website.

1. Do’s & Don’ts

Taking some time out to get to grips with what you can and cannot recycle is an easy task that can really help you on your recycling quest. Over time you’ll find that the majority of things that are able to be recycled have the well-known logo on the back, so it will be easy to pick up on what you should just bin.

2. Recycle in Sight

Ensuring that a recycling bin is kept next to your standard waste bin is a fantastic way to remind and prompt you to decide where to discard what rubbish and waste. Although it’s important that you don’t get the separate bins mixed together, a clearly labelled recycling bin will be the definite answer to forgetting.

3. Remember all Rooms

Remember that there will be items from all rooms in the house that you can recycle. Don’t just stick to any kitchen waste, but also remember items in other rooms like the kitchen and bedrooms. Any shampoo and conditioner bottles should be viable to recycle, so make sure they’re put into the recycling bin!

4. Reuse Where Possible

Instead of recycling all items, reusing where possible is also a fantastic way to cut down on your waste. You can do this by reusing items yourself, such as carrier bags, envelopers and using refillable containers. Alternatively, you can pass items on to someone else to use in order to minimise waste this way.

5. Check First

If you’re unsure whether you can recycle certain items or you’d like to know where you can take them locally, Recycle Now has a great widget that can help you figure out what you can recycle at home or where to take your waste based on your location.

At Skip It, we recycle all wood, metal, cardboard, hardcore and soil. We’re also happy to take on these materials to recycle for you. To find out more, please get in touch by giving us a call on 01273 418648 or by visiting our Contact page.

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