26 October 2020
Tips on What NOT to Do with Your Rubbish
So you've got had a major clear out and ended up with multiple bags of rubbish and several unwanted items of furniture. You feel great for being proactive and actually getting rid of it all, go you! The only problem is that there's too much rubbish for your local council’s waste collection service, plus it won't even take away the bulkier items that you've got, and you've got no way of getting it to your local recycling centre, so what are you to do? There are actually plenty of options for how to deal with rubbish disposal, but here are a few things NOT to do.
Don't Dump It
Depending on where you live fly-tipping (i.e. dumping rubbish on the street, under bridges, or anywhere it shouldn't be) can carry pretty hefty fines, and a lot of local councils are really claiming down on it, so it's a very risk and costly way to deal with waste disposal. On top of this it's really bad for the environment, and just looks unpleasant in your local area, so just don't even bother with this one. There are definitely better ways to do rubbish removal.
Don't Ignore It
Ah, the old, 'let's put it in the spare room/garage/loft/etc. Until we have time to deal with it'. It's a common enough approach, and is definitely better than fly tipping as a junk removal tactic, but this too is fraught with problems. Namely the fact that you will probably never get round to doing it, because as they say 'out of sight, out of mind'. So while you may feel better because you see it, we guarantee it will come back to bite you in the rear, when you one day want to use that spare room/loft/garage and can't. You're best dealing with your rubbish collection head on!
Don't Burn It
While some official waste collection services deal with rubbish via burning, this is not a recommended strategy for households. Burning rubbish releases a lot of toxic chemical into the air, which if not managed properly not only contribute to greenhouse gases, therefore damaging the environment, but also present some serious health risks to those around the area. So while you might be happy to accept the risk, think about others: your neighbours, children, family and pets for example. Do you want them breathing in toxic chemicals? Didn't think so. Find a better way to do your waste removal.
Don't Bury It
Similar to burning rubbish, burying it causes it to break down in an unnatural fashion, can release chemicals into the ground. This is damaging the local wildlife that may live in the area, and if anyone unwittingly digs the area up in the future, the release of these chemicals could be toxic to anyone nearby. Again, consider whether you want to put yourself, your family and those you care about at risk. Probably not, right, so do something else with your waste disposal.
Don't Forget to Get Help
Now here's where we talk about how to do rubbish removal responsibly, and in short, if you can't do it yourself, get help. Aside from your local rubbish clearance team there are a lot of other rubbish removal companies you can approach for help. And they can offer a lot of support including house clearance or loft clearance too, saving you a ton of hard work. So when you're in a quandary about what to do, don't forget to ask for help. There will always be someone willing to offer their support, if you know where and what to look for.