We’re still in the run up to Christmas, but with the 25th looming fast, Feedback Local are looking into the rubbish and waste that comes with the festive season. In addition to the product packaging and gift wrap, the disposal of the tree is often something that is over looked.
What you need to know.
- Real trees are recyclable. – In most instances Christmas trees are considered green waste.
- Most local councils run specialist collections for Christmas trees
Click “MORE” for a list of local green waste disposal sites and further details of the recycling process.
Christmas is often the time of excess. The huge family dinners, the big presents and not forgetting the Xmas tree. But Christmas is also the time of excess waste and all too often this excess waste is dumped or fly tipped across the country. Come Boxing Day, the UK’s car parks, laybys, country lanes and recycling bank floors are littered with piles of discarded packaging and yesterday’s rubbish.
This type of criminal activity is common in both rural and urban areas, and can be visible from the streets of central London to the country lanes of Hampshire and Berkshire. Recent figures indicate that national fly-tipping rates have increased by average 5.6%, with local areas such as Surrey Heath spending upwards of £18,000 to combat fly tipping and Test Valley Borough Council spending £35,000. (more…)
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It’s not uncommon to see fridges abandoned in front gardens, in the corner of the office car park, or fly tipped on the banking of Britain’s roads, but when it comes to fridge and freezer disposal what should you do about disposing of yours safely?
As the Environment Agency classifies fridge freezers as hazardous waste this means that they can’t just be thrown out in a skip or sent off with the bin men. This is due to Chlorofluorocarbon gasses (CFCs), pentane and other chemicals contained within the cooling systems and insulation of modern day fridges. Although most of these chemicals are not directly harmful to humans, they react with the upper stratosphere and deplete the ozone layer, a contributor to global warming.
Thank fully It’s usually not too difficult to dispose of these items.
Click “MORE” for further details about the disposal of fridges and freezers
Over the coming few weeks Feedback Local will be releasing a series of blog posts advise how to manage waste at a business level. This will be everything from the waste hierarchy, through to how to dispose of those tricky items. Keep an eye out for the “managing waste at a business level” tag, for more information.
First this week it’s the Waste hierarchy. All the industries we have come across love a good framework and diagram, and the waste industry is no exception. The waste hierarchy is a five step framework that outlines the most appropriate way to process waste through your business according to the EU. Applying the principles of the waste hierarchy to aims to both reduce the environmental impact of your operations and intends to save you money.
The basic principles of the hierarchy is to reduce the amount of waste created from business processes, however it is incredibly unlikely that any company will have zero waste output, so the hierarchy also highlights the value of re-purposing and recycling the waste produced.