Depending on where you live, you may have weekly or fortnightly rubbish collections by your local authority. You may get your food waste collected or you may not. Quite frankly, it’s a postcode lottery as to what your council will collect, and how often they’ll do it…. and also whether they charge you for it (as some councils already do for compostable garden waste). Read more
There aren’t many urban woodland areas left that are still undeveloped but if you’re lucky enough to live near one and love to ramble or dog walk your way through them, you’ll no doubt be confronted with a myriad of rubbish along your journey. From paint tins, old tyres, furniture and mattresses, most urban woodland areas have become an illegal dumping ground for all types of rubbish.
Countryside woodland isn’t immune either, with some unscrupulous firms choosing to dump their waste at the edge of wooded areas which often spills onto the quiet country lanes adjacent to them. Read more
Back in March of 2018, we wrote about the Government’s announcement that it intended to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for glass bottles, plastic bottles and tin cans. We’re now nearly a year down the road and there’s still precious little information available concerning any updates on this promising idea. Read more
According to statistics on the OneLessBottle.org website, Londoners guzzle more mineral water from disposable plastic bottles than anywhere else in the country. On average, each of us buys more than three single-use plastic bottles of water every week and, whilst this may not sound much, it equates to around a BILLION bottles every year; and that’s just London alone.
It’s no secret that we’re slowly poisoning our oceans with harmful plastic waste, and the River Thames hasn’t escaped our bad habits either. Around 10% of all litter that’s retrieved from the Thames is made up of plastic bottles, and half of those are used water bottles. Read more
With only a few days to go until many of us finish work and spend some much needed time with friends and family, we’d like to make our customers aware of our opening/closing times for Christmas and New Year.
Our normal opening hours apply except for the following:
We will be closed every day from 2pm on Friday 21st December 2018 until 8am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
If you haven’t done all of your Xmas shopping yet, we hope you’re prepared to battle the usual throng of shoppers on London’s busy high streets but, if you’re still hard at work, we’ll be on hand right up until the 21st to clear away all your unwanted rubbish, either by skip or with our large capacity tipper trucks.
If you’re having a get together at home and the relatives are staying over, you may need to have a clearout beforehand to make some extra room. If that’s the case, get in touch quick to find out if we can still squeeze you in!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year and hope you all have a great time.
See you all in 2019!
According to a recent report in the Leicester Mercury, huge amounts of London’s waste may eventually end up filling a quarry in the Leicestershire countryside once the quarry comes to the end of its productive life.
Croft and Huncote Quarry, or Croft Quarry as its more commonly known, is one of the biggest man-made holes in Europe and is well-known for the huge amounts of granite it produces each year; if you have granite worktops in your kitchen, they may well have been quarried at Croft. Read more
If you’ve written out all your Christmas cards and are preparing to pop along to post them in your nearest mailbox, you could find that it’s already bursting at the seams with empty Walkers Crisps packets.
Why Crisp Packets?
Well, in case you didn’t know, Walkers Crisp packets can’t be recycled and this has infuriated the campaign group, ’38 Degrees’. They’ve started a campaign urging their members to post empty Walkers Crisps packet back to the manufacturer using Walkers’ FREEPOST address in an attempt to raise awareness about the issue and spur Walkers into action. Read more
OK, it’s nearly Christmas for those that celebrate it. If you do, you’re probably thinking of moving all that loft junk out of the way once again and digging the fake tree out for yet another year. Alternatively, you may choose to go on the hunt in London for a real one. If you don’t currently have a Christmas tree at all, the obvious question to ask yourself is “should I choose a real or artificial Christmas tree?” Read more
Many of us assume that because they’re powered by electricity and not fossil fuel, electric cars are far better for the environment than their gas-guzzling counterparts. However, this common view is now being challenged due to new claims that electric vehicles (EVs) may actually be more harmful to the environment than diesel powered ones. Read more
We reported back in May of this year that supermarket giant Tesco had announced that it intended to remove “Best Before” dates on some of its fruit and veg products in order to help cut down on the amount of food we waste each year. As of today (Monday 8th October 2018), the full plan has come to fruition (no pun intended!).
Tesco, which is the largest grocer in the country, has said that along with the 70 lines already cut, it’s now added 116 more items to the scrapped ‘Best Before’ date labels on certain fresh fruits and vegetables. This does, of course, mean that we’re now required to think for ourselves when deciding if the items we’ve bought are fit to eat or are destined for the dustbin. Read more
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