The new year is now in full swing and you may be well on the way to keeping your new year’s resolutions as habits for the rest of 2015. But what about recycling? Did you make it your mission to recycle more this year? If not, there’s still time! As house clearance Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up know just how important recycling is to the future of our planet, so we’ve put together 5 top tips that will help you to recycle more this year.
Know What Can Be Recycled and What Can’t
To make sure you’re recycling properly, a little research is required. All it takes is a quick read up on the recycling rules for your area so that you can make sure you don’t send in anything that can’t be processed. Try to follow the guidelines as best you can and you’ll be amazed at how much you can recycle with minimal effort.
Another great way of recycling more starts well before you finish a product. When you are out shopping, try to keep an eye out for recyclable goods. If your usual brand of washing powder comes in an unrecyclable container, shop around to find one that can be, and think about switching. Small changes like these take little effort and can make a real difference to the volume of unrecyclable waste you produce. Whenever you buy something that is packaged, take a quick look at how it can be reused or recycled, and make your purchasing decision based on that.
Keep in Recycling Bin in a Visible Place
If you have a bin specifically for recycling, make sure you keep it somewhere where you see it regularly. The best place to put a recycling bin would be next to your general waste bin, so that every time you go to throw something away you are prompted to consider if it could be recycled.
Don’t Forget the Bathroom!
Although your recycling bin may be in the kitchen, don’t forget that bathroom items can often be recycled too. Don’t overlook shampoo bottles, shower gel bottles, bubble bath bottles, face wash bottles – you get the idea! You may want to keep a separate bin in the bathroom for recyclable objects to make life easier, no one wants to go rummaging through a bathroom bin to sort it out later! Also, don’t forget empty toilet rolls, they can be recycled too!
Use a House Clearance Company that Recycles
For items that won’t be picked up by the council, choosing a reputable house clearance Sheffield company is a great option. Clearance and Clean Up aim to reuse as many items as possible, or recycle them for their raw materials so that they can be made into new items, therefore reducing the amount of waste that makes its way to landfill. For more information, contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.