Southey Green has been crowned the “Greenest Town” in the UK 2021 by mobile phone comparison and recycling company, Compare and Recycle.
In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what happened, why the woman received a fine for the incident, and how you can avoid the same thing from happening to you if you need to dispose of waste and live in Hessle, Hull, or anywhere in the UK.
We talk a lot about waste and recycling on our blog, and we wanted to go back to basics this month and talk about why recycling is important.
With recycling being such a common occurrence nowadays, it sometimes feels like the reason behind it has been lost over time.
So, in this blog post, we’ll take a look at the reasons behind us all separating our recyclables from our general waste.
If you don’t currently recycle and want to know why you should, this is certainly the perfect read for you too!
Street cleansing costs UK taxpayers almost £1 billion per year in England alone, and that is just the monetary cost of litter; it also impacts upon community wellbeing and mental health, wildlife, local business, tourism, and the environment.
Furthermore, it encourages other anti-social behaviours.
Despite the best efforts of local councils, there are still many spots around Yorkshire (and further afield) where litter builds up – after all, 62% of people in England drop litter, although only 28% admit to it, and councils have a budget to work within.
However, it’s been found that 57% of people in England feel that litter is a problem in their area.
Is it an issue in your area?
If so and you’d like to take action as an individual, a community group or a business, we’ll outline how litter impacts local businesses, how to organise a litter pick, and how to source litter picking equipment in this blog post.
The shave was due to take place in May following two months of hair growth; however, the world had other plans, the nation’s barbershops were closed, and… well, you know the rest.
So now, seven months later, we have five extremely hairy guys here at Forge Recycling in urgent need of a shave!Continue reading Forge Recycling aims to raise £5k for local children’s charity
Food waste is a huge ongoing global problem that is not discussed often enough in the media. Not only can food waste end up costing you more money, but it can also negatively impact the environment in several ways.
Whether you’ve bought too much from the supermarket, have eyes bigger than your belly when you cook, or have products in your fridge and cupboards that have gone out of date — all that food ends up being wasted.
Likewise, if you run a kitchen in a café or restaurant.
Keep reading for more information on why food waste should be prevented and the ways you can battle the waste.Continue reading Why food waste should be prevented
When you need to dispose of your broken or unwanted electronic items, it can often be unclear what options you have.
Due to the harmful chemicals present in electronic waste, it is crucial that it is disposed of and recycled correctly and safely.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about electronic waste recycling and how to dispose of your electronic waste — whether it’s domestic or commercial.Continue reading Everything you need to know about electronic waste recycling
Due to this year’s coronavirus pandemic, the zero-waste movement slowed down and faced a few unexpected obstructions.
However, COVID-19 never stopped the growth of the movement, and it is now flourishing again post-lockdown.
Keep reading to learn of five ways the zero-waste movement is overcoming the virus pandemic.Continue reading Five ways the zero-waste movement is overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic
When you’re completing a gardening or renovation project, you often end up with excess soil. When soil gets wet, it can become more hassle to work with and could result in a lot of mess.
With garden waste and soil, you cannot just dump it anywhere. It is crucial to dispose of your unwanted soil safely and legally.
There is a common misunderstanding that soil can go in your general waste wheelie bin – this is incorrect.
Garden waste cannot be mixed with your domestic waste and, on bin day, your bin will remain unemptied if it contains any kind of garden waste.
Throughout this article, we will discuss some of the most common ways to dispose of your unwanted soil.Continue reading How to dispose of unwanted soil
Whether you’re having a house clearance, an office clearance or a garden waste clearance, it is crucial that you correctly dispose of your waste.
If waste is incorrectly disposed of, it can negatively impact the environment and harm wildlife, too.
There are a plethora of waste disposal rules, so it can get quite confusing for individuals and businesses alike.
Keep reading to discover what is classed as bulky waste and how you can correctly dispose of it.Continue reading How to dispose of bulky waste