Friday, April 27th, 2012

London waste recycling imageWith a population of close to 8 million people, the amount of waste generated in London is substantial. Responsible waste recycling is therefore vital, yet is often more of a challenge in the city than elsewhere.

Barriers to waste recycling

Fly tipping is on the increase in London and there are several possible reasons for this:

  • Some blame the London councils for increasing fees for access to waste dumps
  • The cost of permits and parking for skips could be another factor
  • Waste disposal is highly regulated and some companies and individuals may choose to illegally dump their rubbish rather than try to comply with regulations

Even those who wouldn’t dream of fly tipping may not necessarily be recycling their waste in the most responsible manner though. It is often easier, especially when it comes to domestic waste, to just bin it rather than go to the effort of separating it for recycling.

Cost saving by councils has also meant that many waste recycling sites are open for less time now than they used to be, which makes it more difficult for many to find time to take their rubbish there to be disposed of correctly.

What is the solution?

There is no easy answer to the problem of waste recycling in London, but there are alternatives available to those who do want to deal with their rubbish responsibly.

There is no easy answer to the problem of waste recycling in London, but there are alternatives available to those who do want to deal with their rubbish responsibly.

For businesses, as well as individuals who have a significant amount of waste to get rid of, it is often easier to use a waste disposal company to deal with the issue of waste recycling. Using a reputable company will not ensure that you comply with regulations but will also mean that you can be confident that as much of your rubbish is being recycled as is possible.

If you decide to go this route it is important to ensure the company you choose is licensed to deal with the type of waste you are disposing of, for example WEEE. They should also be aiming for as close to 100% recycling rates as possible. Businesses also need to ensure the waste disposal company will provide them with the necessary paperwork to prove that they have dealt with their waste responsibly and in compliance with the law.

You can find out more about The All Clear Company’s waste recycling services in London on our website or feel free to give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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