Household waste management seems to get more and more complicated, with fortnightly bin collections and those ‘handy’ calendars covered in coloured dots that make your collection schedule look more like an IQ test.
The reason for this is, of course, that as a nation (and throughout the developed world, in fact) we are all becoming more aware of the need to conserve natural resources, and to recycle more of our waste.
But how many recycling bins is it reasonable to have in each home?
Regardless of where in the country you live, there’s a good chance you have the following:
• A black bin for general waste to go to landfill;
• A blue bin for paper recycling;
• A green bin for garden waste;
• A brown bin for glass;
In some areas the colours are different, and you may also have separate containers for plastic, metal, and so on.
Some places, such as Milton Keynes, might not even have wheelie bins at all, as some local authorities simply ask you to leave your rubbish and recycling by the side of the road in bags.
It’s all a bit of a nightmare, as you often have to hang on to organic waste, such as garden cuttings and food remnants, for two weeks, or even longer over Christmas when your collection schedule is disrupted.
A better way of waste management
Manchester skip hire specialists can help you to cope with a temporary increase in rubbish that you need to get rid of – perhaps because you are renovating your home, or you have guests and your house is busier than usual.
You might find that it is no longer realistic to wait for a full fortnight between bin collections, but the alternative – taking rubbish to a recycling point, or to the council tips – might not be realistic either, depending on what vehicles you have at your disposal.
With Manchester skip hire services, you can simply throw everything in the one container, for collection and safe removal at a date and time that is convenient for you.
Significantly, skip hire firms now have their own commitment to effective waste management, including the separation and retrieval of recyclable waste.
Because of this, you get the convenience of throwing all of your rubbish into one skip, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that if some or all of it can be recycled, it will be, while the remainder will be sent to landfill as necessary.