The UK is becoming more and more environmentally conscious – and with good reason. In order to tackle climate change, we need to reduce our carbon emissions and to be aware of where our waste goes, recycling where we can.
Understandably, this is a major concern for many individuals and businesses researching skip hire Liverpool. It’s important that their chosen waste disposal specialists can assure them that the items they throw away are dealt with in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Luckily, St Helens skip hire company GSH Skips takes the future of our planet very seriously and always prioritises sustainable methods when disposing of the waste products our customers deposit in our skips.
In this article, we explain in detail what happens to the waste we collect in our containers.
The skip is collected
A driver from Grundy’s Skip Hire will come to collect your skip once you’ve told us you’re finished with it.
The driver will then take your skip to a specialist waste transfer station.
At the waste transfer station
Here, the waste is separated into categories. We take care to determine which items can be recycled. These may include plastics, cardboard, metal, glass, wood, clear film, UPVC, aggregates and many other materials besides.
We recycle these items ourselves to prevent them from being incorrectly identified, as this often results in perfectly reusable materials being sent to landfill and needlessly adding to the pollution of the surrounding area.
Once recyclable items are divided into the correct groups and removed for processing, the waste that is not reusable is usually taken to be incinerated. We work to ensure that as little waste as possible is taken to landfill.
Our Liverpool skip hire company is dedicated to finding the most environmentally friendly way in which to dispose of the waste we receive. We know that landfill sites contribute significantly to pollution, which is why we do whatever we can to recycle our customers’ waste products.
On the rare occasion that we are required to dispose of waste in a landfill site, we do so in our own carefully managed location. Hazardous waste is deposited here too, in a manner that ensures the safety of the general public.
By using the methods above, our team ensures that we always adhere to European legislation surrounding waste disposal. We also go above and beyond these laws in order to play our part in the preservation and conservation of the environment for future generations.
Plastics can take up to a thousand years to biodegrade, and other manmade materials break down in decades rather than weeks or months, so recycling or incineration is definitely a preferable option and one that we prioritise.
Grundy’s Skip Hire provides both commercial and domestic waste disposal services.
For more information about skip hire St Helens and the surrounding areas, contact our team of waste disposal experts on 0151 424 4079 or by emailing email@example.com. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.