We’ve all been there – whether it’s unwanted Christmas presents, devices that have just gone way past their best, or gadgets that have had the unfortunate fate of falling to the floor or down the loo, sometimes, sometimes we need to get rid of electronics.
It never feels right just putting them in the bin, does it? And that’s because it’s not right. There are plenty of other things that you should be doing with your unwanted or broken electronics, and none of them involve the average kitchen bin. Continue reading
What types of waste are hazardous?
Do you know what types of household waste are hazardous? You might be handling items which could potentially harm your health or the environment without realising.
It is highly important that hazardous items are disposed of correctly to prevent this, so below we outline things to consider when disposing of hazardous household waste. Continue reading
When moving home, it’s inevitable that you’ll be sorting through everything you own, and it’s also inevitable that there will be a lot of things amongst those possessions that you don’t want any more. But what do you do with it all? Continue reading
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish and waste on land that isn’t licensed to receive it, instead of using correct methods of waste management like recycling and general waste collection, or an authorised rubbish tip to dispose of it. Continue reading
Just because a battery is no use to you anymore, doesn’t mean that it’s meant for the rubbish bin…
Looking around, you are guaranteed to spot something – in fact, a lot of things – that are run by batteries. We’re not just talking about the cylindrical types you put in your remote control, but the numerous others too. Continue reading
New handsets will undoubtedly have been a popular choice of Christmas present for many people, and the subsequent January sales will have seen even more of us getting a new smartphone, so what happens to our old phones? Apart from gathering dust in ‘The Drawer’, recycling our phones is an increasingly popular choice. Continue reading
Whether it’s a Christmas-themed onesie, a singing tie or an egg whisk, every year sees us all feeling the dread and guilt that accompanies unwanted gifts. We all end up writing thank you letters for these gifts, even though we want nothing more than for them to disappear, because the giver didn’t really have to buy you anything. That being said, you can start thinking of ways to get rid of unwanted gifts almost immediately. Continue reading
At A Plus Skips, we’re all too familiar with landfill sites. Usually you can expect the typical household waste, but more often than you’d think, weird and wonderful items can be found. We’ve compiled a list of some strange things that have been found at landfill sites. Some of these items could’ve bought their old owners lots of money, if they’d been sold. Continue reading
We’re all guilty when it comes to using a new plastic bag, even though we have plenty at home. They offer a quick convenience to our busy lives, but they’re a constant source of litter, whether it’s on our streets or in the home. They’re also bad for the planet, clogging up landfills and harming wildlife. Continue reading
Christmas is a magical time of year, where we get together with our families, indulge in great food, and give each other plenty of gifts and cards. All this leads to extra waste that we need to clear the house of before New Years’ celebration. At least 60% of your Christmas waste will be recyclable, and by following these tips, you can help the planet in the season of goodwill to all men. Continue reading