Recycling Kitchen and Garden Waste
Skips are trailer bins that are issued by public garbage disposal committees as well as private garbage disposal companies and agencies. It works quite similarly to the huge garbage trailer bins that are placed on the neighborhood block while the trucks collect the weekly waste. However this is a service that means you can call for a mini skip hire and clean out all your junk in one shot. You know that periodic spring cleaning sessions you have, right? They’re not always in spring, but come to you when everything is getting really cluttered up, every once in a while.Maybe it has come with the onset of a new job or at the end of an old one. Maybe you are shifting houses and need to get rid of the excess you have accumulated, since one habit most humans seem to have in common is hoarding. Of course, maybe none of these life changing events has happened and you’re just having a good old in depth clearing out session. Either way, where to put all the stuff you are disposing of poses a quandary. You can’t just shift it all out on your doorstep or your lawn and wait for the garbage collect truck to haul it away after three or four days or even later.
Most of us are now beginning to feel the pressure being placed on us to reduce the amount of waste we actually produce and to reuse or recycle as much of our household waste as we possibly can. Practically all local councils are providing bins to enable us to recycle at least two different items of household waste and many organisations have been set up specifically to dispose of just about everything else you can think of from mobile phones and battery chargers, to bits of metal and aluminium cans.However, many people are still throwing away a large amount of kitchen and garden waste every day without a second thought as to where it will end up. If you throw it in the bin, it is likely to end up in a landfill site and that is not what any of us should want.The problem with landfillWhen kitchen and garden waste is discarded in our bins it will be buried underground along with mountains of other rubbish. As it is deprived of oxygen, it will produce methane gas as it starts to decompose. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is contributing to global warming and climate change. Apart from the fact that we are running out of space for landfill, we must all do our bit to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we produce. In order to do this, governments have set targets to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill, including the amount of kitchen and garden waste we throw away, but it is still up to us, the individual, to do our bit and make a difference.- Plastic, metal, glass or any other substance that cannot break downDo you need a license?Many people ask if you need some sort of license or permission to compost and the simple answer is no, not if it's for domestic use. There are some rules if you keep animals. For example, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer can become ill and diseased if allowed access to composted kitchen waste and so you cannot compost in the same place where these animals are kept.If you keep chickens and hens then any compost should be done in an enclosed container so that they cannot come into contact with the contents. Check with your local authority if you are unsure.Domestic pets are OK though and you can compost at home without any approval or license provided of course that you use the compost in your own garden.Apart from the fact that composting helps to preserve the planet and the environment and helps meet government targets for reducing household waste, nothing can be more satisfying than using your kitchen and garden waste to produce food to nourish your own garden.
Some of it could be rubbish, old appliances, old furniture or even garden waste. If you leave it out, just like that, raccoons, rats, bandicoots and other marauding little creatures could infest your external property and become a regular problem. Your neighbors will almost definitely have an issue with that kind of mess, at the very least from an aesthetic perspective. Hygiene, contamination, creating a breeding ground for disease, bacteria and fungus… are all factors that play across one’s mind when we think of irresponsible waste disposal. So it is best to plan out the ‘spring’ cleaning beforehand. The kind of cleaning materials and the quantity you require, the time you will have to invest in getting the job done and lastly and most importantly, how you will sort out the trash and where it has to go.There is a new really great way to get this done. You can call a mini skip company, and they deliver a mini skip bin to you, where you can chuck all your stuff. They come and take it away and put it in the tip. The job is done. Another alternative to mini skips are the latest feather in cap for many trash disposal agencies whether private or public. You can ask for a jumbo bag instead. Instead of a steel bin, you are provided with a bag. It is foldable, and you can open it up whenever you need it. You can fill it with up to 1.3 tons of trash. The reason they are preferred over mini skips is because they are not as unsightly, they do not come with a waste loading time frame and you are not charged for hire. The most appreciable thing is that eighty percent of all waste is recycled.