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What Can You Put in a Skip?

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Decluttering is a great way to organise and regain some of the valuable space in your home. However, if you have a lot of things to get rid of and are considering how best to dispose of the items you no longer need, you’re probably wondering, ‘what can I put in a skip?’.

So, what can you put in a skip? Read on to find out.

What Exactly Can I Put in a Skip?

Due to their size, skips are typically used to get rid of bulky items or large amounts of waste. The purpose is to make disposal easier and more efficient for you, but what exactly can you put in a skip?

Garden Waste

Garden waste includes leaves, branches, grass, soil and any other waste created in your outdoor space. 

General Household Waste

This refers to any waste that is generated in your house that you can’t recycle. It could include plastics, food packaging, clothing or any other non-hazardous materials.

Building Waste

Building waste, such as construction materials and rubble, is perfectly fine to go into a skip. This includes concrete, bricks, clay and stones.

What Can’t You Put in a Skip?

Another common question we get asked is, what can’t you put in a skip? Here are some of the materials that you can’t use a skip to get rid of, which you need to abide by for both safety and environmental reasons. 

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste could pose a risk to people’s health and safety if it’s put in a skip, so it needs to be disposed of more carefully. This includes things like asbestos, gas cylinders and batteries.

Electrical Items

Because they usually contain hazardous materials, items such as televisions and computer monitors cannot be put into skips.


Asbestos is dangerous when it is broken up, so it needs to be disposed of in a safe way that ensures the spores cannot impact anyone’s health.

Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs

These items contain harmful materials such as mercury, which means they need to be disposed of properly to avoid harm.

Tyres and Batteries

Due to the chemicals and metals used in these items, they need to be individually treated before they can be disposed of.

Fridges and Freezers

These machines usually contain refrigerant gases, which means that they cannot be thrown in a skip. However, you may be able to arrange for their removal with the same company or even your local council.


You may be wondering, ‘why can’t I put plasterboard in a skip?’. This is because it has a high gypsum content, meaning it’s more likely to rot and decay. 

What Else Should I Consider Before Booking a Skip?

As well as taking into account what a skip can and can’t be used for, you also need to consider a few other things before you hire one:

Local Council Permits

For a skip to be placed on the roadside, you need to have permission for it from your local council. It’s worth noting that these permits do usually come with a fee. 

Size of the Skip

When it comes to the size of the skip, not only do you need to consider how much waste you have to get rid of, but also how much room there is where you’re wanting to place the skip. 

Delivery and Collection Times

You need to be aware of when the skip is going to be delivered so you can ensure the area is clear, especially if it’s going on your driveway. If the skip can’t be dropped off, you may have to pay for its delivery again. Also make sure you clarify the collection date as this way, you can make sure you have everything disposed of in time. 

Ensuring You Have Enough Space to Accommodate Your Skip

If you are planning to store your skip on private land, you need to ensure that you have enough space for the size of the skip you’re wanting to hire – this includes access to the land as well. If you are putting your skip on the roadside, you’ll need to check with your local council about any size constraints. 

Book a Skip Online

Be sure to get in touch with us at The Waste Brokerage Company to book your skip today – we have a wide range of sizes from 2 to 40 yards, we’re confident we have something perfect for your requirements.

How to Dispose of Electronics & Appliances

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With new technologies emerging all the time, most people upgrade their electronics and appliances every few years, leaving many wondering how they can get rid of their old items safely. If you are unsure how to dispose of old computers, or you want to find out how to dispose of a microwave, read on to find out more about what to do with your old electronics, including which ones can be recycled and what you can donate.

Check Which Electronics/Appliances Can be Recycled

The first thing that you need to do if you have electronics that you no longer want is to work out which items can be recycled. If there is a way for the item to be reused or for its materials to be repurposed, then this is the first option that you should consider. So, what can you do with your spare or unwanted electronics and appliances?

What if the Appliance is Broken?

If you are wondering how to dispose of TVs or other appliances when they are broken, the best thing to do is find a local recycling point where the items can be disposed of safely. Since electronics can be counted as hazardous or dangerous waste, it is important to take them to these recycling points where you can be sure that they are being dealt with in the correct way.

Find Electronics/Appliance Recycling Centers Near You

Since you are not generally supposed to put electronics or appliances into general waste or skips as they contain hazardous materials, the best solution is to look for specific electronics recycling centres near you. This way, you can deliver your waste items to the recycling point yourself. It also means your appliances are being safely recycled and reused, giving you peace of mind. There are collection points all over the country, so all you have to do is find the nearest one to you.

Check Manufacturer Guidelines

One of the easiest ways to find an answer to how to dispose of a printer or even how to dispose of a freezer, is to check the manufacturer guidelines. Use the information booklet or box that the item came with to find out what make or model your item is, and then check the manufacturer guidelines on how to dispose of the item. You may be able to find these guidelines online even if you no longer have the paperwork that came with your appliance, so be sure to check this if you are still unsure.

Donate Electronics and Appliances

If you have found that your electronics are still in working order but you are still wondering how to dispose of appliances, one of the best things for you to do is donate the items. There are plenty of charities or car boot sales to which you could donate your spare items so that they can be reused by others. This is a great environmentally friendly way to free up some space in your home, since it means that used items can provide more life for those in need. It is also a great way to support your local community, all while decluttering your home and giving you some storage space back. If your items are still working, then you could also try listing the pieces on online selling sites.

Check Your Local Council Guidelines

Finally, if you are still not sure how to dispose of electronics and appliances, be sure to check your local council guidelines. Most councils will have a specific policy on where you can take such items and it is important that you follow these guidelines so that the items can be recycled effectively. You may find that your local authority offers free collection services for certain types of electronics, or they may offer advice on what recycling centres are closest to you. Whatever their guidelines say, make sure that you stick to them when disposing of unwanted electronics or appliances in order to ensure proper disposal.

How to Dispose of Garden Waste: A Garden Clearance Guide

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As we approach the warmer spring and summer months, everyone wants to get their gardens in the best condition possible. After all, there’s nothing better than spending a sunny day in the comfort of your garden. 

However, all garden maintenance work comes with a large amount of garden waste, so what is the best way to dispose of your garden waste when clearing out your garden? In this blog, we go over the best ways to dispose of garden waste, including our top tips and tricks and listing alternative ways to dispose of your waste.

Determine What Kind of Waste You Need to Dispose of

When starting any garden clearance project, you first need to determine what kind of waste you are going to be disposing of. This could range from grass cuttings, hedges and shrubs to paving slabs and fencing. Assessing the waste you need to dispose of will help you determine exactly what kind of clearance service you require and how much these services will cost.

Do I Need to Separate My Waste?

Most garden waste disposal services will charge less for just removing green waste, so it’s beneficial for you to separate your waste. This is because green waste is generally deemed to be recyclable and it’s far lighter than other types of waste. Green waste usually consists of:

·       Grass cuttings 

·       Weeds 

·       Leaves 

·       Small plants

·       Small twigs

Things like soil and plant pots aren’t deemed to be ‘green waste’. Instead, they’re classified as mixed general waste and cost more to dispose of. 

If Necessary, Reduce the Bulk of Your Waste

If you end up having quite a bit of garden waste to clear, you may want to consider trying to reduce the bulk of your waste. Most waste removal companies will charge by the volume of waste they’re taking away, so reducing the bulk of your waste can help to keep your costs down. Break up any bulky items like branches and bag up things like grass cuttings.

Consider Man & Van Clearance Services

Man and van clearance services tend to make it easier to keep your costs low. They usually charge by the amount of waste to clear and how long it takes to clear it. You can help to reduce labour fees by placing your waste as close as possible to where they’ll park and load up their van. You could also store the waste in bin liners so it’s easier for them to load it into their truck. 

Other Ways to Dispose of Garden Waste

There are several other ways of disposing of garden waste. Some of which include:

Composting Garden Waste

Composting your garden waste is actually a lot easier than it may seem. Get a compost bin for your garden and add all your green garden waste to it. You could also add leftover kitchen waste to the compost. 

Recycling Timber

Any leftover timber in your garden can easily be repurposed or recycled. For example, you could turn your timber waste into a DIY project, such as making shelves for your home. Most types of timber can be recycled, so enquire at your nearest recycling centre if you don’t wish to reuse it.

Reusing Unwanted Materials in the Garden

Another alternative to removing your garden waste is reusing any unwanted materials in your garden. Not only is this eco-friendly, but it can also help you massively reduce your costs. Compost, for example, will help to keep your soil healthy, saving you from having to buy top soil or feed. Any leftover plastic containers can also be used as planters and spare bits of wood can be used as labels for plants and flowers.

Hiring a Skip for Your Garden Clearance Top Tips

There are a few things to bear in mind if you wish to hire a skip for your garden clearance, so here are our top tips:

Consult Your Skip Provider About the Correct Size Skip for You

When it comes to deciding what size skip for garden clearance, most of us don’t know where to start. That’s why it’s important that you consult with your skip provider to make sure you book an appropriately sized skip for the amount of garden waste you have. Ordering a skip that is too big is a waste of money, but if you order one that’s too small, you may have to pay for a second collection.

Consider the Location of Your Skip

You’ll also need to consider where you’re going to put the skip, whether that’s on your driveway or the road. If it’s the latter, you may need a permit from your local council, so bear this in mind before you order.  

Make Sure You Have Access to the Skip

You need to make sure you can actually access the skip to load your waste into it. If it’s placed on your driveway but you can’t walk around it freely, getting all your waste inside could prove challenging. Think about how you’ll be lifting your waste into the skip too – if you’re going to be using a wheelbarrow, you’ll want to be able to set up a ramp.

Check with Your Local Council on Licensing Requirements

As we mentioned above, most councils have licensing requirements when it comes to where you can put a skip and how long you can keep it for. It’s best to consult with them first before hiring a skip so you don’t face any unnecessary fines or even complaints from your neighbours.

How to Dispose of Soil in the UK

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When you’re landscaping or clearing out  your garden, you often end up with excess soil. It can be tempting, especially if you have been digging up tree stumps or planting, to leave it in a pile to one side. However, if there is one thing we can guarantee in the UK, it’s that British weather is always unpredictable. A pile of soil will become a much bigger problem once it rains or snows.

While most people think you can add soil to your general waste wheelie bin, this actually isn’t the case. In fact, if your general waste bin has soil in it, the collection team can refuse to take it. There are safe and legal ways of disposing of garden waste and this article will help you know how to dispose of soil in the UK.

Determine the type of soil you need to dispose of

Knowing the type of soil you are working with helps. Depending on the quality, you could reuse it for DIY projects in the garden or to create a compost heap. Even poor-quality soil can sometimes be used by local agriculture businesses and farmers, who you can reach out to if you think your soil might be of use to them. Always be clear if you are offering your soil to someone else on what kind it is.

There are 3 main types of soil:

– Sandy soil

– Clay soil

– Silt soil

You can feel whether soil is sandy when you roll it between your fingers. It will have a distinctive gritty texture and is normally low in nutrients and even acidic.

Clay soil is also known as heavy soil and can be highly fertile and full of nutrients. It drains slower than other soils and becomes sticky when wet.

Pure silt soil is hard to come by in gardens, but it’s fertile and drains well, making it ideal for planting in.

Once you know the type of soil you have, you can also reach out to waste management companies, like ourselves at TWBC – we can help determine your best course of action and whether skip hire would be beneficial.

Contact a reputable waste management provider

One of the easiest ways to dispose of soil, as  mentioned, is to contact a professional waste management service – we can help with this at TWBC. We will find the most efficient and environmentally friendly way to dispose of your soil, helping to create a greener planet.

Any provider you use must be licensed, firstly to remove waste and secondly licensed with the Environment Agency. Check if the service you are using is able to compost the soil, or how they intend to dispose of it. This will help give you peace of mind about your impact on the planet.

Hire a skip

Depending on how much excess soil you have, hiring a skip may be the most cost-effective solution. At TWBC, we offer different-sized skips, ranging from 2 yards up to 40 yards, to match your requirements. This will help you get the best price for the amount of waste you need to dispose of. You could easily fill the entire skip with soil if you need, or use it to clear out other waste from your DIY project as well.

You will be required to book a drop-off and collection time so we know how long you need to store the skip. If it will stand on the road, you should check with your local council to see if a permit is needed.

If possible reuse the soil for gardening or landscaping projects

If these options are out of your price range, or unsuitable for the amount of soil you have, you may still be wondering how to dispose of soil. One of the easiest and most environmentally friendly ways is to recycle your soil in another gardening or landscaping project. You may be able to use it to create a new flower bed or to keep it to fill up smaller garden pots as and when you expand your greenery.

For hazardous materials such as asbestos-containing soils, contact a professional disposal company

If your soil contains any hazardous materials, you need to contact a professional disposal company, as this will be the best way to ensure everyone involved is safe. Hazardous soil can contain asbestos, chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides and solvents to name just a few. These will need specialist disposal and a professional company can guide you through the process without harming the environment.

Ensure that any contaminated soils are disposed of according to all applicable regulations and laws

Contaminated soil comes from the environment being degraded due to chemicals or other hazards. Any contaminated land can be a problem for building and construction, so you will want to follow UK regulations to ensure that the soil is disposed of correctly and legally. If you are responsible for this contamination, then you are responsible for dealing with it.

For all of your waste disposal needs, our experienced team at TWBC can help. Get in touch today on 0808 168 1427.

How the New POPs Regulations Affect Skip Hire Companies

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As a skip hire company, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest regulations, especially when it comes to hazardous waste. Recently, there have been new regulations put in place regarding Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which are toxic chemicals that can have harmful effects on human health and the environment. In this blog post, we’ll explain what these new regulations are and how they affect skip hire companies like ours.

What are POPs?

POPs are a group of chemicals that are resistant to degradation and can persist in the environment for long periods of time. They can be transported over long distances and accumulate in the environment, including in the food chain. Some examples of POPs include DDT (a pesticide), PCBs (industrial chemicals), and dioxins (by-products of industrial processes).

What are the new POPs regulations?

The new POPs regulations are part of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, which is an international treaty that aims to reduce and eliminate the production, use, and release of POPs. The latest round of regulations, which came into effect on January 1st, 2022, focuses on nine new POPs that have been added to the list of regulated chemicals. These new POPs include:

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts

Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD)

Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and its derivatives

What do these new regulations mean for skip hire companies?

The new regulations mean that skip hire companies need to be extra careful when handling and disposing of these chemicals. If you come across any of these chemicals in the course of your work, you’ll need to follow proper procedures to ensure that they are disposed of safely and in accordance with the regulations. This may include the following items…

  • sofas
  • sofa beds
  • armchairs
  • kitchen and dining room chairs
  • stools and foot stools
  • home office chairs
  • futons
  • bean bags, floor and sofa cushions

To Summarise

The new POPs regulations are an important step in protecting human health and the environment from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. As a skip hire company, it’s essential to stay informed about these regulations and to follow proper procedures when handling and disposing of hazardous waste, including the nine new POPs. By doing so, you’ll not only be complying with the law, but also playing a part in protecting public health and the environment.

What is a Waste Broker and What Do They Do?

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If you operate a business, you’ll understand how all companies have complex waste management requirements, and it can sometimes be difficult to meet such requirements without third-party assistance. Put simply, waste brokers are on-hand to provide affordable and compliant waste management solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Waste management brokers help businesses to analyse their current waste management processes. After analysis, a broker can offer advice on how to implement more environmentally friendly and cost-effective means of dealing with waste. This includes information on how to avoid fines from regulatory authorities and ways to prevent unnecessary fees from waste haulage companies.

Waste brokers also make use of industry tools like audits to improve the way your business deals with solid waste and recyclable waste. This could help reduce the amount of waste your business sends to landfill, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of your business.

A waste broker will

Analyse your needs

Your waste broker should consult with your business in-depth. This will help them to analyse the waste management requirements of your company, and allow them to conduct an audit to ensure maximum efficiency when it comes to the removal of waste from the business.

Streamline your waste management process

If your current waste management solutions can be improved upon, made more cost-effective or easier to oversee, your waste management broker will be able to identify areas which can be streamlined. Your broker should work closely with you to identify potential improvements across all departments.

Ensure legislative compliance

Your broker should ensure that all waste management protocols are compliant with local legislation. This can include things like waste reduction initiatives, composting, environmentally-conscious waste disposal and complying with WEEE regulations.

What types of waste can a broker manage?


Plastic is  becoming one of the most difficult forms of waste to manage due to its wide range of uses. Waste brokers can help businesses reduce the amount sent to landfill and increase their plastic recycling rate.

Metal and industrial waste

Industrial waste can include anything from steel, wood and metal scraps to electronic components. Waste brokers can help mitigate disposal costs while helping the business comply with local and international regulations.

Commercial solid waste

Commercial solid waste is produced in large quantities, and often poses a considerable challenge when it comes to disposal. Waste brokers can provide the necessary guidance on how to reduce the amount of hazardous materials sent to landfill, while providing cost-effective solutions for dealing with non-hazardous commercial waste.


Waste brokers are also experts in recycling. They can provide guidance on how to sort and store recyclables, while providing advice on the most cost-effective way of disposing of these materials. It is also possible for brokers to advise businesses on ways to increase their use of recycled materials and reduce their reliance on new resources.

Textiles and paper waste

Textiles and paper are both difficult to dispose of, with many regulations requiring businesses to separate different types of textiles for recycling. Waste brokers can provide advice on the most efficient ways of sorting and disposing of these materials.

In summary, waste brokers are invaluable resources when it comes to managing the complex waste management requirements of a business.

The benefits of having professional waste management services

Businesses can save in the region of 35% or more when they partner with a waste management broker. In addition to enjoying lower costs on waste contracts, your business can also:

  • Consolidate waste management across multiple locations.
  • Benefit from a central customer service team with the motivation to solve all problems.
  • Consult with experts on sustainability and waste stream management.
  • Leverage business intelligence and data analysis specific to your industry and its waste requirements.
  • Remain compliant with local, regional and national legislation.

If you’re looking to streamline your waste management solution, get in touch with The Waste Brokerage Company today. We can provide you with advice on the most cost-effective and compliant solution for your business, while helping to ensure a more sustainable future.

What is Zero Waste?

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A Zero Waste Policy is a company wide agreement that seeks to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and other waste that is usually thrown away. The goal is for businesses to send as little waste to landfill as possible by reducing, reusing, and recycling items where possible, or avoiding the need to purchase them at all. The hope is that through zero-waste policies – it will benefit the environment, and improve sustainability.

Zero waste is a more extreme strategy than simply committing to recycling 100% of waste. The traditional three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – only slow down the rate at which material flows to landfill, but the goal of zero waste is to eliminate it entirely.

In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the benefits of the zero waste movement, and how to get started with a zero waste lifestyle.

How Will Zero Waste Benefit the Environment?

The three Rs were a great innovation and they‘ve had a significant impact on progress towards a more sustainable future. However, in today’s world of mass consumption – with nearly 8 billion of us on the planet – it’s not enough. Even if we were to perfectly abide by the three R principles, the amount of waste in landfills would continue to grow.

So how does zero waste help the environment? At the root, it’s a fundamentally different strategy. It aims to recycle everything in perpetuity – producing no waste at all. In this way, zero waste helps to complete the circular economy. Factories produce goods which then wear out and eventually become inputs to new goods and so on.

Proponents of the circular economy claim that businesses need to move to an economy that operates this way to achieve multi-generational sustainability. If they don’t, then stores of precious resources will become exhausted.

The Problem with Landfills

Landfills served humanity well during the twentieth century, making a tremendous contribution to city sanitation by reducing disease. However, they’re an environmental catastrophe for several reasons.

First, landfills contain waste that leaks toxic chemicals and gases into the surrounding subsoil, potentially causing permanent damage. Waste can leachate, leading to dangerous and unpleasant toxic fumes.

Second, goods thrown into landfills embody vast quantities of carbon dioxide used in their production – around 42% of all emissions, according to the U.S. EPA estimates. When consumers throw away their waste, they render those CO2 emissions futile and set themselves up for the next round of consumption.

Lastly, landfills can kill animals and destroy natural habitats. Cutting down trees and making room for landfill sites removes forests and forces species into more marginal areas.

How to Get Started with a Zero Waste Lifestyle

So, are you wondering how to go zero waste as a business? Check out the following ideas:

Reuse Materials Where Possible

Businesses can often reuse their materials. For instance, if you sell metal products that become fatigued, you could set up a scheme with your customers that involve them returning items to you at the end of their life. You then simply reforge them into new products, or recycle them – and start the cycle all over again.

You can also look for ways to reuse equipment. For instance, rather than buying new office furniture, buy used furniture.


Recycling is another option. And while it isn’t a zero waste policy, strictly speaking, it helps your firm move in that direction.

Make sure that your business recycles all its waste paper and plastic. Most waste of this kind can be made into lower-quality products. For example, printing paper can become cardboard while plastic cups can become a vast range of new products.

Use the Hierarchy of Waste

Another strategy is to use the hierarchy of waste. The idea here is to address waste issues in a hierarchical manner, using the most effective measures first.

The official government-backed hierarchy of waste is:

  • Prevention
  • Preparing for reuse
  • Recycling
  • Other recovery
  • Disposal

To use the hierarchy, first consider whether you can avoid using a particular resource. If that’s not possible, prepare it for reuse. If that option isn’t available, send it to recycling and so on down the list.

Consider a Responsible Waste Management Provider

What is zero waste, then? Essentially, it’s a strategy to circularise your business’s economy. However, it’s notoriously challenging to pull off. That’s why so many firms work with a responsible waste management provider, such as ourselves here at The Waste Brokerage Company. We specialise in the collection of commercial waste, and disposing of it responsibly. With an effective waste management strategy in place, your business can help to decrease the effects of climate change – and improve the sustainability of our planet.

What is Waste Management?

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Waste management is the process of handling, transporting, and disposing of waste materials. It includes everything from collecting and sorting rubbish to recycling and processing hazardous waste. Waste management is a critical function for businesses. Proper waste management helps to protect the environment, reduce pollution, and prevent public health hazards.

In this article, we’ll be exploring the benefits of professional waste management, various waste disposal methods, and how we at the Waste Brokerage Company can aid in your commercial waste management. Read on to find out more.

How Professional Waste Management is Beneficial

There are many benefits to using professional waste management services for businesses. Some of the key benefits include:

Reducing Environmental Pollution

One of the most significant advantages of professional waste management is that it helps to reduce environmental pollution. This is achieved by preventing harmful materials from being released into the environment, such as toxic chemicals, pesticides, and other hazardous substances. These materials are released into the environment if they’re left in landfill – of which we have over 500 landfill sites in the UK alone. In addition, proper waste management also reduces the amount of methane gas that is produced from decomposing rubbish in landfills. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to climate change.

Conserving energy and resources

Another benefit of using professional waste management services is that it helps to conserve energy and resources. This is because recycling and waste reduction programs help to reduce the amount of raw materials that need to be extracted from the earth in the production of new goods and products – recycling conserves energy as it takes less energy to recycle materials than it does to create new products from scratch.

Creating Jobs

Professional waste management creates jobs. In the UK alone, there are over 70,000 people employed in the waste and recycling industry. This helps to boost the economy and provides employment opportunities in a time when they’re greatly needed.

Waste Disposal Methods

There are many ways to manage waste, and these methods can be customised to fit the needs of any organisation. The most modern waste management strategies emphasise sustainability. However, there are also other options for managing waste, such as reducing, reusing or recycling it.

Recycling is the process of converting waste material into new, usable products. Physical reprocessing, or recycling, is best for inorganic materials such as plastic and glass. However, organic items like paper and food can also be recycled. Composting may be a better method of disposing of organic waste because it transforms the waste into fertiliser rich in nutrients.

On the other hand, waste to energy (WtE) is defined as the conversion of non-recyclable waste into heat, electricity, or fuel using renewable energy sources. Methods used to achieve this include anaerobic digestion and plasma gasification.

Anaerobic digestion is the term for when animal manure and human excreta are turned into methane-rich biogas. Plasma gasification uses a vessel that has plasma and high temperatures, but low levels of oxygen to transform hazardous waste into syngas. Bioremediation is another method of disposing of hazardous waste in which toxins, contaminants, and pollutants are treated with microorganisms.

Best Practices

A waste audit is an examination of how much waste an organisation produces, and how that waste is managed. Commonly used methodologies for conducting a waste audit include a records review, in-person facility inspections, and sorting through refuse.

Best practices for conducting a waste audit:

  • Do not share the date of the audit with everyone in the organisation
  • Have PPE and sorting space prepared before beginning
  • Be ready to take action based on what the waste audit uncovers

You can achieve this goal by having corrective plans in place for each possible outcome.

If, for example, the organisation scored low on a certain area, then they should take the following steps to rectify it. However, before conducting the waste audit, it is essential for the organisation to set criteria. Additionally, an easy way to document and have more comprehensive data analysis would be to use digital waste audit checklists.

How We Can Help

Now that you understand the positives of professional waste disposal, and various disposal methods – it’s time to take action. The Waste Brokerage Company is waiting to help you get rid of all your unwanted waste. We can provide skips, vans and staff who will happily assist you in getting rid of all your waste, so that you can focus your time elsewhere within your business. Simply, get in touch with a member of our team today to find out how we can help.

How Professional Waste Removal Can Benefit Businesses

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As a business owner, it doesn’t take long for unwanted waste to accumulate in your workplace, leaving you thinking about whether you should hire commercial waste removal services. Proper waste management is a critical issue that many businesses face. You’ll be relieved to know that this does not have to be the case for you.

No matter how much waste your business produces, hiring business waste removal services is the most cost-effective and suitable method to remove your rubbish. Here are some advantages to help you better understand how professional waste removal services can benefit your business.

Sustainable Waste Removal Lowers Your Carbon Footprint

When you lower your carbon footprint, you are essentially reducing the harmful emissions released into the atmosphere. These emissions come from various sources, but one of the most significant contributors is the waste we produce.

Choosing sustainable waste removal methods means you are choosing to lower your carbon footprint. This is because sustainable waste removal methods often involve recycling, composting, and reducing consumption, meaning less waste is being sent to landfills. Landfills are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, so by recycling, composting, and reducing consumption, you are helping to reduce these emissions.

Saves Businesses Time

When it comes to waste disposal, hiring a commercial waste removal expert, like ourselves here at The Waste Brokerage Company, will help you to save a significant amount of time spent on tasks such as recycling, sorting, and driving to a landfill to dispose of your waste.

Our commercial waste removal service will come to your business and collect the waste and then dispose of it properly, taking away the hassle of dealing with waste yourself. This can free up your time so you and your employees can dedicate your entire time and efforts towards other important productive business activities.

Saves Money

When you hire a commercial waste removal, you will obviously have to front the costs of the service, but it will still save you more money in the long run:

  • Reducing the amount of waste generated: Many businesses find that much of their waste is avoidable. A commercial waste removal company can work with you to help you implement effective waste reduction strategies, such as going paperless, recycling, and composting. This can help you significantly reduce your overall waste bill.
  • Labour costs: You can outsource this task to a professional service instead of paying employees to handle your waste removal. This can save you money on labour costs in the long run.
  • Disposal costs: A commercial waste removal service will have access to cheaper disposal options than you would if you were to dispose of your waste on your own. This can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
  • Reduce your liability risks: If you’re handling your waste removal, you risk being held liable if something goes wrong. However, if you hire a professional service, they will be held responsible if anything goes wrong.
  • Avoid costly fines: A reputable waste removal company will be familiar with all the latest legislation and ensure that your business remains compliant. This can help you avoid costly fines for breaching environmental regulations.

Impress Customers Through Environmental Conscientiousness

Consumers want to work with companies that make a difference by honing their eco-friendly business practices in a world where millions upon millions of tons of waste are produced yearly. Proper waste management practices show that the company is environmentally responsible and cares about its environmental impact. It also demonstrates that the company is efficient and organised and takes its waste management seriously. This can instil confidence in clients and customers making them more likely to do business.

Also, hiring commercial waste removal creates a cleaner and more pleasant environment for customers. This can lead to enhanced customer satisfaction because customers feel more comfortable with the facility’s cleanliness and are more likely to see it as a sign of a well-run operation, which can instil confidence in potential customers. In addition, you’re more likely to be viewed as responsible and trustworthy, which can further impress customers, thus making them more likely to return.

The Waste Brokerage Company Can Provide Professional & Reliable Waste Removal Services

No one wants to receive poor-quality services when it comes to waste removal. For this reason, The Waste Brokerage Company has some of the best professional experts who will execute their responsibilities to the highest standards. With the right equipment and experience required to provide high-quality services, it’s a guarantee that we will leave you fully satisfied. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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