Recycling is one of the most important things that we can do for ourselves and for our environment in London. Many people feel that recycling is too much work and they don’t want to be bothered with it, but it is an important habit that should be incorporated into every responsible citizen’s lifestyle.
More and more people in London are making a conscious effort to reduce their own personal waste by being aware of what happens to items after they are finished with them. Plastic, glass and paper are all items that can be recycled at the curb. Pick up programs are in place to gather up these items on specific days from certain locations in and around the London area.
An average of 170 million tonnes of domestic and commercial waste is produced in the UK every year and a majority of that is sent to the landfill. This amounts to an average of 170kg of waste for each resident of the UK. It is becoming critical that every resident do their part by undertaking their own “green initiative”. Landfill run-off can pollute ground water and reduce air quality, so when each resident does their part to reduce what they send to the landfill, it can make a big difference.
Decomposing food is one of the largest causes of methane gas that comes from the local landfill. If we can undertake to compost that food in our own yard it can be diverted from the landfill and can be reused as soil in gardens around a home owner’s yard once it has been broken down.
Many junk removal companies are committed to finding ways to reduce the amount of refuse that is sent to local landfills each year. It is important to contact a company that is licensed and approved by the Environmental Agency to handle the disposal of both domestic and commercial waste, learn more about rubbish removal in London with All Your Junk, Licenced junk removal specialist.
Many items that are no longer useful to the average householder are placed under the general “catch-all” of “garbage”. The truth is that many of the items that are grouped together under this term can be recycled in a variety of different ways. For example, old used furniture could be donated to a local charity where less fortunate families could have the use of those furnishings. Not everyone can afford to purchase furniture, even if it is used, and these items could be re-used in this way.
Clothing can all be donated if a person is no longer wearing it. There really is no need to hang on to items that a person will never use again. There is, of course, room for people to keep the most sentimental items, but those generally do not take up that much space. Once sentimental items have been located, they can be moved to an area where they will be accessible to the homeowner and to their family to view and to enjoy. (Instead of being tucked away in a forgotten location).
Items such as electronics can be taken to special facilities where they are dismantled and the individual parts are recycled and refined to be reused in the production of other devices. This prevents those items from ending up in the landfill and directs them to a useful purpose where they are reused in the future.
Have you been down into your basement and had a look at all of the items that are down there? Don’t know where to begin? The best thing to do is contact a junk removal company to have them come to your home and survey the scene. At that time the company will have a better idea of the amount of items involved and how much time, manpower and vehicle space will be required to remove it all. You can proceed after you have decided that this is what you want to do and it is simply the best solution possible. You will not have to worry about which items can be recycled and where to take them. Junk removal companies can take everything away for you and deal with that junk after it has left your home.
Once you clean out all of those extra items you will feel relieved and refreshed. You will have the use of extra space you never knew you had and you will be able to enjoy being at home to relax without being surrounded with piles of useless junk that take up space. There is no reason to delay the process, the sooner you proceed, the better you will feel! Let the experts take care of your household items that you want to get rid of and deal with their disposal or recycling on your behalf.
For more information about Junk Removal in the Area of London, please visit www.allyourjunk.co.uk who are consider recycling to the heart of the rubbish removal industry or learn more at the East London Waste Authority.