Broken an umbrella in wet and windy weather? Don’t chuck it in the bin! Find out how to dispose of it responsibly with these ideas to recycle an umbrella.
Business Waste is proud to support Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 in 7 Challenge for the MND community. Learn all about the challenge and how to donate online.
Burning rubbish on a bonfire is illegal and could result in a large fine. Remember, remember the rules this November with what you can burn on a bonfire.
Used fireworks, piles of ash, and leftover toffee apples all create waste at Guy Fawkes Night. Have a zero-waste time with these Bonfire Night party ideas.
Defra announced reforms to household and business bin collections at the end of October 2023. Understand how they could impact your home or business.
A wet summer and warm early autumn has led to bigger pumpkins on shop shelves. Discover why this could mean more food waste is produced at Halloween.
The UK’s single-use plastic ban means the end for plastic balloons sticks. Find out why many party stores aren’t happy despite the environmental benefits.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to disrupt many industries, including the world of waste. Find out how AI helps reduce waste in this article.
Recycling candles is a green way to get rid of any used ones. Learn how to dispose of candles and wax, and what to do with old candle jars in this guide.
Regulation changes will classify ten wood items as hazardous from 1 September 2023. Find out what these are and how wood recycling will be affected.
In a petty crime spree that should shock the nation, a third of Britons say they steal plastic bags from the tills at supermarkets rather than pay for them.
Research using online search engine data in the UK shows a lack of interest in recycling. Read the results of our study into recycling search terms.
A government consultation ruled out mandatory food waste reporting for the time being. Discover the results and reasons for and against food waste reporting.
When it comes to food and drink on-the-go, boy are we spoilt for choice in the UK, and we also seem to do our best to spoil our towns and countryside as we go.
Find out which Premier League stadiums are in areas with some of the best (and worst) recycling rates in England with this alternative table and rankings.
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a new UK scheme that means many businesses will pay for managing their packaging waste. Learn all about EPR.
Furniture and electrical items can contain persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Learn what POPs waste is and how to dispose of it safely in this guide.
The single use plastic ban arrives in the UK from October 2023. Understand everything your business needs to know and how to prepare for it in this guide.
Wheelie bin costs and prices vary by size, type, and other factors. Find out how much wheelie bins cost to buy and hire in the UK with this guide.
There are many alternatives to paper shredders to destroy private documents. Learn how to get rid of confidential papers without a shredder in this guide.
Digital waste tracking in the UK could become mandatory in 2023 or 2024. Learn what mandatory digital waste tracking is and why it’s being introduced.
Unsure where to dispose of vapes safely when you’ve finished with one? Find out how to dispose of and recycle vapes properly in this guide.
Producing all sorts of waste is inevitable at any type and size of festival. Effectively deal with festival waste with these festival waste management tips.
The UK buys between 80 and 90 million Easter eggs every year in all sorts of packaging. Find out how easy recycling Easter egg packaging is in this guide.
Use these Easter recycling tips, facts, and ideas for a sustainable holiday. Find out how to have a low waste Easter at home and work in this guide.
Shrove Tuesday is all about using up food, but it often creates extra waste in UK homes and businesses. Reduce food waste this Pancake Day with these tips.
Flowers, chocolate boxes, and plastic gifts all make up Valentine’s Day waste. Learn how to have a low-waste Valentine’s Day with these lovely tips.
A material safety data sheet (MSDS) details the hazardous elements a product contains. Learn about the importance of an MSDS for waste management.
Table of contents Overview The UK’s situation Hazardous wastes and their regulation Recycling and energy conversion Landfilling Following the waste flow Future perspectives References Overview Nowadays, our consumeristic culture has led to rates of purchasing that have not been seen before and this has led to an increased turnover of items being thrown away. Public […]
If you’re an established business, start-up or otherwise new to looking after your companies waste, chances are the commercial waste industry is causing you some confusion. Not only does it go by various names (including waste management, trade waste, waste disposal and business waste), but there are different types of waste to consider, too. Paper […]
We use plastic every day, in both our personal and professional lives. For example, a large majority of packaging is made from plastic – and it can be difficult to avoid using it altogether. However, as a Business Owner, you have a personal responsibility to ensure that you reduce the amount of plastic you use, […]
Everything you need to know about sharps bins, sizes, costs, collections, all the different options for collection and disposal.
What do you do with fairy and Christmas tree lights when they don’t work? Discover how and where to recycle old Christmas lights in this guide.
Combining paper, card, foil, and plastic makes advent calendars hard to recycle. Explore some sustainable advent calendar ideas and ways to reduce waste.
Recycling Christmas cards is quick, easy, and saves trees. You can recycle most cards. Discover all you need to know about Christmas card recycling.
Businesses in all industries produce more rubbish over the festive period. Learn how to manage your commercial waste at Christmas with these tips.
Sustainable Christmas gifts reduce how much waste we produce over the festive season. Discover some great zero-waste Christmas gift ideas in this guide.
We’re proud to support Kevin Sinfield in his Ultra 7in7 Challenge. Find out more about the challenge and how to donate online.
Pumpkin waste at Halloween is a seriously scary problem, with millions binned in the UK each year. Discover what to do with pumpkins after Halloween.
What should you do with Halloween decorations once October is over? Don’t bin them! Find out how to recycle Halloween decorations in this guide.
Many businesses produce more waste at Halloween having parties and decorating the workplace. Learn how to manage your commercial waste at Halloween.
Halloween plastic waste might be the scariest thing about spooky season. Help cut back with these ways to reduce plastic waste at Halloween.
Millions of Halloween costumes end up in landfill every year. Discover ideas for zero waste Halloween costumes and how to dispose of them properly.
Halloween conjures up lots of avoidable excess waste every year, from pumpkins to plastic. Use these tips and tricks to have a low waste Halloween.
On and off the court, Wimbledon produces all sorts of waste every year. Find out what the championship has been doing to serve up less waste.
Explosion in UK rat population is putting refuse workers at risk
Do you hate going to work on a Monday? Spare a thought for refuse collectors who dread Monday mornings as their rounds bring them in direct contact with Britain’s surging rat population.
We waste an eye-watering amount of food each year in the UK. We can all play our part to eliminate food waste. Discover some shocking food waste facts.
Home Composting involves gathering together various types of organic waste such as leaves, grass clippings and vegetable peeling, into a pile so that it will break down into a rich brownish-black product called compost. This section of our website is designed to give you the basic understanding of how to give it a go …In […]
Food waste can occur at any stage in the production or consumption of food. Globally, food waste is a real issue, and more and more businesses and individuals are beginning to pay attention to how much waste they create. In the UK, about 32% of purchased food ends up as food waste amounting to 6.7 […]
Hair salon waste includes everything from old hair dye to broken hairdryers. Discover hair salon waste disposal methods and arrange collections today.
Some simple tweaks to your approach to shopping, cooking, and food waste disposal can potentially cut your food-related carbon footprint by almost two-thirds and it can be a healthy, fun, and inexpensive way to make a very real difference to our precious environment and to promoting ethical products. What is low carbon food? Low carbon […]
How to save money on the most expensive outfit you’ll only wear once Your big day can be one of the most expensive events you’ll ever throw in your life, especially with the UK couples spending on average an eye-watering £27,000 on their nuptials. This has prompted a new wave of savvy brides on a […]
Avoca-DOH! Our slightly sarcastic listicle shows you which products to avoid, and how to shop better. British households are wasting millions of pounds every year because they’ve bought fresh products which have gone bad by the time they get round to eating them. According to one British food waste and recycling company, it doesn’t have […]
Charity shop treasure…or just trash? Is your donation worth a fortune, or is it costing charities to get rid of your rubbish? Donating unwanted items to charity is a great way to support well-deserved causes while having a clear out, but is your unloved junk even making it to the shop floor? The waste collection […]
The greenest cities in the world (and the least) – which international cities top the list for recycling and which don’t make the grade The need for recycling has, by now, been fairly well cemented into the minds of the general public. Citizens the world over are aware of what can and cannot be given […]
According to a recent study by the Office for National Statistics, around 14.9% of adults in the UK consider themselves to be smokers, meaning that the safe disposal of cigarette butts and similar was products is vital if we want to protect the planet for future generations. While the safe disposal of cigarette waste lies […]
Move over track and trace – it’s time to trash and trace Do you know what happened to your waste collection? Blockchain might. The last 12 months have literally been rubbish – especially with an overwhelming amount of fly tipping being reported across the UK. And we’ve all heard about the NHS track and trace […]
Only 1 in 50 clean their bins – Britain’s stinky streets That’s wheelie grim Shocking results of a survey by a waste collection company show that just 1 in 50 – that’s 2% – of all people regularly clean their wheelie bins – leaving unsavoury bacteria to multiply. Our household bins aren’t often given much thought, it […]
Over 15 million empty chairs and desks create furniture furor: work from home sparks landfill concerns If a quarter of businesses close office space, around 15 million desks and chairs will no longer be in use “Businesses should not forget their obligation to dispose of waste responsibly” London tops the list as nation’s capital, but […]
Food and energy waste are the only things being created in these kitchens The majority of the food you see on TV cooking shows ends up in the bin and totally wasted. Why?! According to one waste management company, that sets a terrible example to the rest of us and we need to put a […]
The one that was only worn once… Pampering your pet rotten? That’s great, but those oh-so-funny novelty dog outfits are a huge waste of money and resources. While most dog owners treat their pets with snacks and toys, many owners will follow the trend of buying their dogs clothing, as experts predict that the UK […]
Time to clean up our makeup habits We’re flushing away or binning an astonishing 11 billion wet wipes every year which can take up to 100 years to biodegrade. BusinessWaste.co.uk, waste management specialists, are concerned about the volume of waste being created by the number of makeup wipes and says that women and men across […]
Is your work outing harming the planet? Conferences and trade shows are the equivalent of the ‘school trip’ to staff members, often wrapped up in the guise of being a place to research other companies and suppliers – but we all know the main reason to go is to stock up on all the freebie […]
We crumple them, shove them in coat pockets and find them forgotten in shopping bags every day – the humble receipt may not seem like a big problem, but waste collection company BusineseWaste.co.uk says paper receipts should be banned to stop them heading to landfill. Over 11.2 billion paper till receipts are printed each year […]
For when you want to sesh with the squad but still respect the environment Want to have a drink AND do something good for the environment? While celebrating the hideous goo you find at the bottom of bins? Boy, have you come to the right place, because two of the UK’s leading waste collection experts […]
Why not switch to a plastic-free alternative? Enough plastic waste to circle the globe twice is the annual result of us cleaning our teeth with toothpaste from tubes that can’t be recycled. With the global toothpaste industry worth tens of billions per year, one waste and recycling company thinks it’s high time its house was […]
Is the Royal Mail the nation’s top litterer? Delivering kerbside waste to a street near you If you take a close look at the pavements up and down the UK, you might notice that they are littered with rubber bands – but where on earth are they coming from? Unfortunately, the culprit is your local […]
In order to make the process of recycling and disposing of waste easier, many manufacturers now include specific labels on their packaging. This means that whenever a consumer picks up a product, they know exactly what to do with it when they are finished. In fact, there are several rules and regulations in place that […]
What are commercial waste bins? To put it simply, commercial waste bins are bins or containers used to store commercial waste before collection. When used effectively, they can help business owners keep on top of their waste, working towards a more sustainable future. Do commercial waste bins have other names? Wheelie bins have lots of […]
Waste is an inevitable byproduct of our daily lives. However, as a business owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your waste is ethically and responsibly disposed of after use. This minimises the impact your company has on the environment and can you better manage your finances. Furthermore, establishing a clear waste disposal plan, with […]
As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that we dispose of any waste associated with the virus safely and securely. This helps minimise the risk of cross-contamination or infection and works to keep you, your employees and your customers safe. As a result, you may need to organise additional Covid-19 Waste […]
Why are you still sending Christmas cards? It’s time to ban this outdated, wasteful festive pastime It’s the most wonderful time of the year, trim the tree, stuff the turkey, and reach out to loved ones, but you’re unwittingly wasting literally tonnes of paper through wasteful Christmas cards. According to Britain’s fastest growing waste collection […]
The waste company has been named one of UK’s fastest growing companies. Yorkshire-based waste collection company Business Waste is celebrating its inclusion in the prestigious list published in this weekend’s Sunday Times. The company appears at no.59 in the paper’s 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list marking the fastest-growing companies in […]
Food waste generated by Britain’s hospitality sector each year amounts to a staggering 920,000 tonnes of food waste, of which 75% is avoidable if we look to recycle food waste properly. As a result, BusinessWaste.co.uk is calling for the hospitality industry to be compelled by law to make arrangements to recycle food waste, as Britain’s […]
The disposable spooky season is only scary for the environment For a year that’s already been quite scary for a lot of people, the spookiest time of year is creeping up on us, and frankly we’re not looking forward to it. The scary truth about Halloween is that there is plastic hidden in pretty much […]
Britain’s Food Waste Crisis: Food waste generated by primary and secondary schools during one academic year amounts to a staggering 80,382 tonnes of food waste, and almost half of this is reported to be fruit and vegetables. As a result, BusinessWaste.co.uk is calling for local councils to be compelled by law to make arrangements to […]
Excess food waste and a rise in Covid-19 cases – was it worth it? 2020 will go down as the year we all stayed home, clapped for the NHS, and then rushed back out again to spend our money on dinner with friends and family we couldn’t see for months. But according to one company, […]
You can make ALL of these six tasty baking recipes using just TEN store cupboard ingredients. With the latest series of The Great British Bake Off set to hit our screens on the 22nd of September, baking fever is about to take over Britain once again. It doesn’t get much better than settling down to […]
What are the benefits of recycling? It goes without saying that there are numerous benefits to recycling. Firstly, it allows products to be reused as opposed to being improperly disposed of in a landfill. Landfills emit dangerous pollutants into the air, causing damage to the planet and the ozone layer. Secondly, recycling helps to protect […]
Lockdown = less pollution “Nature is healing” has been one of the much-repeated themes from the lockdown, mainly because it’s true – human impact on the environment has significantly reduced this year. With global carbon dioxide emissions for 2020 expected to fall by up to 8% due to global shutdowns, some organisations are calling for […]
Retailers waste energy and money lighting empty stores. It’s been revealed that three out of ten shops have continuously left their lights on whilst they’ve been shut for the last three months due to the Coronavirus. Many retailers leave their lights on overnight in shops, but what you might not have noticed is that many […]
With charity shops closed, people have found other ways to get rid of unwanted items. The great ‘Covid-19 clear-out’ across the UK saw many people who were furloughed or working from home having an almighty sort out of their homes – leaving charity shops bereft of donations. Now that charity shops are beginning to reopen, […]
Also, please don’t use someone’s garden as a toilet With public toilets as well as loos in pubs and shops being closed during the Covid-19 outbreak, there’s been an outbreak of what can only be described as “fly peeing”. In the true nature of ‘if you got to go, you got to go’, waste management […]
Fears of chaos after weeks of lockdown After weeks of lockdown and social distancing, many councils are reopening local household waste recycling centres to the public, and there are fears that it could lead to chaos. Many people have been waiting for tips to reopen, and they’ve created mounds of rubbish through home and garden […]
What happens to confidential waste while working from home? With employees working from home because of the Covid-19 outbreak, how safe is the information they’re accessing and disposing of now it’s out of the office? According to one specialist waste handling organisation, remote working means new headaches for companies and their data security. UK waste […]
It’s time to clean up our binning habits With the world’s focus firmly fixed on the Covid-19 virus pandemic, maintaining perfect hygiene has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds. However, a national waste company notes that while people are following the advice of healthcare officials, the resulting waste may not be doing much good […]
Do you wish your business waste would just disappear? New research shows that the best way to dispose of waste is to throw it into a parallel universe. As our planet becomes consumed by waste, where better to offload our rubbish than to put it in a portal to another dimension? A national and not-evil-at-all […]
As people overstock, bins are overflowing As people prepare to self-isolate to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, many are afraid that they will run out of everyday essentials. But as people flock to the shops to fill their cupboards, is this doing more harm than good? BusinessWaste.co.uk, a national waste collection company, warns that […]
As supermarkets struggle to fulfil demand, calls for unwanted food to be redistributed. As people prepare to stay at home for weeks on end, many businesses are feeling the full force of the Covid-19 pandemic as they close their doors to the public for the foreseeable future. Establishments such as hotels and restaurants will see […]
Do you have an overflowing household waste bin? If you have reached the stage where you’ve had enough of mounting, uncollected household waste or other waste including commercial business waste, you should consider our one-off, Adhoc, private waste collection service. For a fixed fee, we can make your waste disposal headache disappear. More working and […]
Charity shops lift the lid on some of the strange stuff they’ve received The staid and dependable world of charity shops hides stock rooms filled to bursting point with the horror and the turmoil of strange donations. While most of us see quiet shops filled with quality second hand clothing, bric-a-brac and a million copies […]
Fly-tipping: Let’s call it ‘Environmental Terrorism’ from now onIt’s time to label these criminal gangs for what they really are. Fly-tippers who destroy local beauty spots and hand huge clean-up bills to councils should be called out as environmental terrorists and treated as such. That’s the opinion of a nationwide commercial waste collection company, which […]
Over a billion journeys, but customers only get a single waste bin Thousands of tonnes of rubbish which could have been recycled go straight to landfill every year because of a lack of recycling available on Britain’s trains. There are over a billion and a half individual rail journeys in the UK every year, with […]
A massive thank you to our customers, suppliers and dedicated colleagues, it’s been an amazing journey in the 4 years since we launched Business Waste LTD. Heres to 2020 and beyond. Eco focussed waste company hits £10,000,000 after just 4 years Major jobs boost for Yorkshire-based commercial waste collection and disposal company One of Yorkshire’s […]
Here’s why you shouldn’t be tempted to this shocking addition to disposable culture In the long and not particularly distinguished history of terrible Christmas gifts there has rarely been a product so pointless and environmentally damaging as the disposable phone charger. That’s the professional opinion of a British waste and recycling company which is equally […]
Here’s why your Christmas countdown is a single-use plastic nightmare In the next few days, millions of children – and quite a few adults – will open the first window on their advent calendars without a second thought of the mountain of waste to which they’re contributing. One of Britain’s top waste and recycling companies […]
Why it’s high time we ditched cheapo Christmas crackers…and the shiny wrapping paper, and the plastic table cloth, and the Christmas napkins, and… Families across Britain could give a huge present to the environment by dumping shop-bought Christmas crackers this year. That’s the opinion of one of the country’s commercial waste collection experts, which says […]
Schools are missing out on valuable income which could be generated from waste cardboard and commercial waste collections– as well as teaching their pupils a valuable lesson about the importance of recycling. The 24,000 or so primary and high schools in the UK go through plenty of cardboard throughout the year, often in the form […]
How the law of unintended consequences hits the plastic carrier bag tax An unforeseen factor behind the supermarket plastic bag charge means that people are buying more single-use plastic bags. It’s the kind of thing that makes you slap your forehead with frustration, one of the UK’s top waste and recycling companies says, and it’s […]
Drug users upset by plastic straw ban “I might as well just give up, I’m losing a fortune” The move away from plastic drinking straws to paper has sparked one of the most bizarre complaints registered with a company, quite possibly since the dawn of time. Yorkshire–based commercial waste services company BusinessWaste.co.uk says that they’ve […]
Open fridges – seen in supermarkets up and down the country – should be banned due to their environmental impact. Thousands of these open fridges are in supermarkets in the UK and millions worldwide. Now environmental experts BusinessWaste.co.uk has urged for them to be banned. A common sight for shoppers, these fridges are used to […]
If 2018 was the year of the reusable coffee cup (but sadley not the end of single use coffee pods)and paper straws, where next for the ethical high street consumer? BusinessWaste.co.uk research takes a closer look at the areas to watch in 2019 as well as a look back at the progress so far. Packaging-free […]
Certain items should be banned immediately to prevent further damage the environment, business waste and recycling experts BusinessWaste.co.uk have said. While the impact of single-use plastics is being discussed more visibly, actual change has been slow. The introduction of a 5p charge for plastic bags saw a dramatic reduction in the number of new bags […]
As wildfire races through even more acres of British countryside this week, devastating the beautiful Ilkley Moor, calls are being made to ban disposable barbecues to prevent further damage. The ancient moorland, in West Yorkshire, saw two fires over the Bank Holiday weekend – despite laws having been in place since 1900 prohibiting citizens from […]
Everyday life can be hectic and small details often get missed – but a staggering 95% of households have ‘no idea’ which of their rubbish bins are due to be collected each week, waste disposal experts BusinessWaste.co.uk have found. The survey conducted by BusinessWaste.co.uk, which polled 1,400 households, showed that the vast majority of households […]
In with the old (and out with the new) – second-hand clothing market set to overtake the fast fashion movement
Consumers are increasingly turning towards second-hand clothing, studies are revealing – with conscientious buyers set to make pre-loved items a bigger market than so-called ‘fast fashion’ by 2029. In a poll conducted by waste management collection company, BusinessWaste.co.uk, almost half of the 1500 respondents (45%) said they would buy clothes that had been pre-owned. This […]
A waste transfer note (WTN) is a legally required piece of documentation which must be completed when waste changes hands.
That wonderful time of the year has come and gone – but those thoughtful gifts will soon turn into an environmental headache as millions of candles head to landfill in January. A report by business waste management service BusinessWaste.co.uk has shown that, far from being a light-hearted stocking stuffer, candles are one of the worst […]
SIt’s something most of us won’t give a second thought while wrapping our presents during the festive period – but is there a more sinister consequence to using Sellotape, and should it be banned for the good of the environment? The UK’s waste management service, BusinessWaste.co.uk, has delved into this sticky subject as Christmas – […]
A surprising majority of shoppers have confessed to stealing plastic carrier bags during their weekly shop, it has been revealed. Despite the 5p plastic bag levy introduced by the Government in 2015, a survey collated by waste management agency, BusinessWaste.co.uk, shows that light-fingered shoppers are still sneaking bags past the scanners in a bid to […]
Despite the rise of recycling and recent high-profile debates in Government and the media about plastic use, 90% of businesses still do not have a green policy, it has been revealed. UK waste management agency BusinessWaste.co.uk, says that the overwhelming majority of businesses are still behind the times when it comes to reducing their environmental […]
The community-run football team is now sponsored by BusinessWaste.co.uk, a leading waste management firm who operate nationwide, and StemProtect.co.uk, a stem cell storage facility with 75,000 families entrusting their precious stem cells to its protection. Budding sports stars train on at Ben Rhydding on Sundays at 8:45 am – come rain or shine, its dedicated […]
This week, environmental protesters have hit the headlines for posting their empty crisp packets back to the UK’s largest crisp makers, Walkers – but ready salted snacks aren’t the only offenders. Thousands of empty packets have been posted to the food giant’s freepost address in a protest designed to highlight the fact that, despite a […]
Below are a number of dog poo posters. You can prevent people from leaving their dog poop by displaying a poster in your local community. Here are some examples. Please note we do not provide or sell any posters these are just examples of what you can create. Poop free zone. No dog pooping. The […]
Bin shaming, for making a mess of recycling? Households could soon be charged a return fee Households who fail to recycle properly could soon be hit with a bin shame fee by their local council in a bid to reduce landfill waste. The plans, reported by BusinessWaste.co.uk, would see local authorities charge individuals whose households […]
There is plenty of information online and elsewhere that espouses the benefits of recycling. It saves on energy, it encourages us to reuse things, it cuts down on waste sent to landfills… and on it goes. But what about disadvantages? It would be foolish to assume there are none, but this is not an area […]
Scandal of hundreds and thousands littering British countryside On any given day, there are hundreds and thousands of spent shotgun cartridges and associated debris littering the British countryside. That’s the finding of a national waste and recycling company that says that lazy country sports enthusiasts routinely fail to clear up after themselves following a day’s […]
Each year, over 10,000 door or car keys end up in rubbish tips as a result of forgetful owners, leading some to attempt to retrieve them with potentially dangerous consequences. Research by leading the Uks waste management agency, has revealed that citizens across the UK are losing their keys every day – and that a […]
One very important feature of the new GDPR legislation that came into effect on 25 May 2018 is the correct disposal of confidential waste. Under the new law, every company who has clients within the EU is now responsible for the appropriate disposal of GDPR waste, including items such as hard drives, old computers, memory […]
British waste collection and commercial waste disposal company is the first in the world to accept virtual currencies A British waste collection company has become the first in the world to accept Bitcoin. National company BusinessWaste.co.uk, which is based in York, England are now accepting payment in virtual currencies for its commercial waste contracts. With […]
Untangling the hair grip problem. It goes by many names – it might be called the hairpin, the bobby pin or the hair grip. But whatever you call it, The UK’s waste management agency have called for these hair essentials to be made exclusively from recycled materials. BusinessWaste.co.uk argue that the much-used hair grip is […]
We’re all aware of the need for police to wear body cameras as they work, with allegations of police misconduct a constant threat. But the UKs waste management agency BusinessWaste.co.uk argue that the same technology should also apply to bin men, and have laid out a case to add body cams to their uniforms. The […]
Shoppers no longer bothered about the 5p fee as carrier bag use shows signs of bouncing back. Supermarket plastic bag use is showing signs of increasing again as the 5p charge for a carrier no longer acts as a deterrent. That’s the view of the UK’s waste and recycling company, which thinks that now, is […]
Can we decide what to do with fidget spinners once the craze is over? Britain’s kids (and quite a few adults) have succumbed to the fidget spinner craze that’s swept the world, but like all crazes it’s going to come crashing down sooner rather than later. And that’s when millions of the metal and plastic […]
Refuse operators live in fear of accidentally killing a rough sleeper The UK homeless crisis means that refuse collectors are now living with the fear that they could accidentally kill a person sleeping in a commercial wheeled bin as they attempt to stay warm for the night. That’s a fear expressed by a Yorkshire-based waste […]
Burning bins doesn’t get you high. In fact, it might just make you dead Bins are burning, and a rash of local news stories from around the UK all point to the same conclusion – Britain’s stupidest urban myth which claims the fumes from burning wheelie bins gets you high is back with a vengeance. […]
Lewisham is the worst London borough for recycling household waste The south-east London borough of Lewisham has been named the worst borough for household recycling in London following research carried out by a private sector waste company. The information was taken from official data collected by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) […]
Hertfordshire haulage firm fined £28,000 for storing waste in breach of its environment permit Winters Haulage has been fined £28,000 in Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court for breaching its environment permit following an investigation by the Environment Agency. The firm is based in Hertfordshire but the breaches took place at its second site in Oakleigh Road […]
London waste firm and its directors handed huge fines in court for fly-tipping and permit breaches The directors of a waste management company based in Dagenham have been fined over £100,000 in court after the Environment Agency found them to have fly-tipped 6,000 tonnes of waste on land surrounding one of their homes. In 2014, the bosses of […]
Farmers top the list, with office workers at the bottom of the pile The best workers in the country for recycling their rubbish are farmers, it’s been revealed – and they’re so good at it, they should be paid by the government to show the rest of us how it’s done. That’s the finding of […]
Charities losing out as criminals leave their own bins in town centres Local and national charities are being cheated out of income by an ambitious criminal who has started leaving fake clothes banks in towns and cities. Fresh from scams involving convincing-looking plastic charity bags being pushed through people’s doors, the fraudsters are now thinking […]
Pay-as-you-throw schemes would reduce waste production and increase recycling, according to the report The Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) has published a report claiming that pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) waste schemes would increase recycling rates and help reduce the amount of waste produced each year. The report, titled ‘Cross-analysis of […]
Return of the long-dead tradition is well overdue a comeback to increase recycling rates One of Britain’s favorite childhood memories is long overdue a comeback in a bid to increase national recycling rates. Paying a deposit on a glass bottle, which is then refunded when returned to a participating retailer, effectively died out in the […]
Call to redistribute tens of thousands of publications to sick and needy Every week, tens of thousands of unsold comics and magazines are returned from shops to retailers, who send them to be pulped, it’s been revealed. Instead of this destruction, one national waste and recycling company suggests that they are redistributed at cost to […]
Alupro research finds that the UK’s 2015 recycling rate for aluminium is seven per cent higher than thought Research carried out by the environmental consultancy firm, Resource Future, on behalf of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has found that the UK recycled 55 per cent of its aluminium waste in 2015, which is seven […]
Waste businesses vie for electronic goods to release a small fortune in precious metals There’s a new buzzword in the waste and recycling industry, and it’s “urban mining” – the act of reclaiming electronic goods to cash in on the precious metals inside. With commodity prices still at high levels as investors turn away from […]
Germany is the top recycling nation A new highly-detailed data report produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows the municipal recycling rates for its member countries. The report shows the good, the average and the ugly; from the current leader, Germany, topping the table with a 65% recycling rate; to the USA, […]
Farming businesses should ensure they are disposing of plastic waste in accordance with regulations Farmers across the nation are being warned to dispose of their plastic waste in accordance with environmental regulations or they could face hefty fines. The warning comes after a farming business in Oxfordshire was fined £20,000 for illegally storing and burning […]
Public sector businesses believe they are better equipped to tackle world sanitation problem A severe lack of hygienic sanitation in developing countries throughout the world causes 700,000 deaths every year, according to World Bank, who say the problem is responsible for many development issues. Many private and public sector initiatives have been set up to […]
Recycle your paint and save thousands of pounds per year. Painting and decorating trade could save tons of hazardous waste annually The commercial painting and decorating trade could save thousands of pounds every year if it used teamwork to recycle its unwanted paint. A national waste and recycling company says that most paints used in […]
Billions are thrown away each year in scandalous and preventable waste, which also destroys companies’ green credentials The average British worker uses – and throws away – around 400 disposable plastic cups every year in what’s been dubbed one of the great-unreported waste scandals. This adds up to billions of cups disposed of every year, […]
The roll top menace: Why this bin needs to be banned The commercial roll top bin needs to be banned or completely redesigned to put an end to a series of accidents in the waste management industry. That’s the opinion of Britain’s fastest-growing commercial waste collection company which says that the bin – one of […]
Car parts, encyclopaedias, and scrupulously shining tins: Britain’s weird recycling habits revealed People up and down the country have eccentric habits when it comes to putting out their recycling, it appears. A nationwide waste management company has been collecting stories of the weirdest things that have been left out in recycling bins by the British […]
Autohorn chairman to help drive Business Waste to national success Richard Baines, chairman of York-based vehicle hire and leasing company Autohorn has invested a six-figure sum in a local company to help it expand to its full potential and create new jobs. Ilkley’s BusinessWaste.co.uk – the UK’s fastest-growing commercial waste company – is set to […]
Red tape wrapping its way around the environment leads to fines and fly-tipping Who’s watching your rubbish bins? That’s the question that’s being asked as phantom bin stuffers are avoiding tip fees and council fines by stuffing their rubbish into other people’s bins. It’s an anti-social behaviour that many in the recycling industry warned would […]
Can general waste collections finally be eliminated from the business and commercial waste sector? There are those in the industry who claim that the days of general waste are numbered, while others say that it still has a future and we shouldn’t be mourning (or celebrating) its demise just yet. With some voices in the […]
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Everybody working in the waste industry has come up against fly-tipping at some time in their careers. In fact, it can easily be described as a plague. According to UK government statistics, there were 852,000 fly-tipping incidents dealt with by UK councils in the year 2013/14, an average of over 2,300 every day. About half […]
Landfill: The facts The UK was warned that it could run out of landfill capacity within eight years if current rates were continued. While the proportion of waste recycled hasn’t changed a great deal in the last five years – it has, in fact, stalled at around 44% – we’re not quite three years away […]
Learn to cook and help save the planet and yourself Food packaging waste is killing the planet, and it’s all down to lazy meals Packaging waste produced by British homes could be slashed by up to a half if people dumped ready meals and learned how to cook again. That’s the opinion of a national […]
Companies could save millions using ‘mushroom’ alternative Plastic packaging for factory goods should be banned in all but the most exceptional of cases now that alternative products are on the market. Single-use boxes used for good packaging should be made of biodegradable materials that can be recycled or mulched, saving companies millions of pounds, says […]
Why unaddressed paper ‘spam’ has to stop The average household now receives over 500 pieces of junk mail every year, with the figure showing no sign of decline. While direct advertising is a mainstay of many businesses, the truth is that up to 90% is binned unread, leading to millions of tonnes of paper waste […]
1. Use old free clothes hangers as crisp clips and keep them fresh! 2. For the always-falling zipper, no need to throw those pants out! 3. One for the wine lovers! Freeze grapes and chill wine 4. How to fit two bowls into a small microwave 5. A great idea on how to recycle a […]
Have horse riders been given a free ride for too long? A huge majority of British people say that horse riders should be made to clear up horse mess from roads, it seems. According to a leading UK waste management and recycling company, Brits are no longer impressed by the cry of “put it on […]
Increased security measures mean thieves turn to easier targets A spike in the theft of paper and cardboard earmarked for recycling is being blamed on scrap thieves looking for “soft” targets. That’s the view of a major British waste and recycling company that says increased security measures for scrap metal mean that criminals turning their […]
Residents ‘paying for private bin collections‘ as councils cut back on collections Budget cuts and new charges mean fly-tipping set to rocket across Britain Householders and communities are exploring ways of paying waste management companies to remove their domestic waste as council cutbacks mean that municipal collections can be as infrequent as once every three […]
We’ll admit it – we’re all little kids at heart and we love working with our bin lorries. In fact, any six-year-old with express wonderment and curiosity when faced with one of these monsters of the road, and (cough) many years later the huge majority of us are none the wiser – how exactly does […]
Business Waste’s Mark Hall takes a look at how better recycling can help save the planet while saving your company money. Why should I recycle? What’s the big deal about rubbish? Can we copy the example of others? How can my company change? Here’s the bottom line: If your business isn’t already recycling its waste, […]
There’s more great news from the world of recycling as the British Heart Foundation becomes another leading UK based charity to accept electrical goods. The recycling of small electrical goods has increased steadily in recent months, with waste management organisations and councils teaming up to create collection points around the country. With the price of […]
Massive waste as majority put food scraps into the bin A huge majority of Britons have never knowingly composted food or garden waste, a new survey has revealed. Figures obtained by a major UK waste and recycling company finds that most British households throw compostable waste straight into the bin, even if council collection facilities […]
From high-value metals to ‘shabby chic’ – light-fingered staff and visitors to blame Levels of theft from rubbish tips and recycling centres has reached “astonishing” levels, one national waste management and recycling company says. According to BusinessWaste.co.uk, both site staff and visiting members of the public are equally to blame, with many staff thefts made […]
The latest league table of local authority recycling has been published, and highlights which councils are the heroes and which are the bad boys when it comes to handling waste. Once again, it’s Ashford in Kent that comes the very bottom of the pile, with DEFRA figures showing that they only recycle a paltry 12% […]
Women ‘better at recycling then men’ …but men put the bin out more often Women are far better at domestic refuse recycling than their male partners according to a household survey carried out by a British waste management company. The figures also showed that while women in traditional relationships were more likely to make sure […]
PRESS RELEASE Calls to ban smoking in cars in bid to stub out the scourge of cigarette butts The smoking ban in enclosed public places has simply moved the problem elsewhere, and has led to one company calling on tighter restrictions on smoking, including inside cars A leading waste management company now says that cigarette […]
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What is offensive waste? Offensive waste. It’s not when you open a bin and you hear a voice shouting ″Knickers!″ back at you. That being our one and only attempt at end-of-the-pier humour on these pages, and we think it best to stop now. Offensive waste is refuse that falls generally into the same category […]
It’s a valid question. With landfill getting more expensive, and available land to dispose of waste becoming more difficult to come by, is it still a viable alternative to burn waste in an incinerator? The Environment Agency says it regulates around 130 waste incineration sites in England and Wales. They say the sector includes the […]
PRESS RELEASE Calls to arrest internationally renowned ‘artist’ as cost of vandalism clean-up highlighted A national waste management company has called for steps to be taken to stop the scourge of world famous graffiti artist Banksy. Drawing attention to how he paints on walls and gets praised for his actions, the UK-based company BusinessWaste.co.uk points […]
Recent news reports have highlighted the fact that charity shops are staggering under the weight of donated copies of the ‘mummy porn’ blockbuster series Fifty Shades Of Grey. Apparently, people are buying the books, finding out that they’re the most unbelievable piles of tosh, and giving them away. We don’t blame them, to be honest, […]
We’ve written at length in the past about how wasteful we are as a nation. The Global Footprint Network pressure group reckons that the UK is one of the planet’s leading offenders in taking more resources than we can support, and while we’re striding confidently towards meeting UK and EU recycling and emissions targets, there’s […]
PRESS RELEASE Pubs and clubs outed as worst offenders for not separating their waste Restaurants, bars and night clubs are the worst in the industrial and service sectors for recycling their waste, it has emerged. According to one national waste management and recycling company, staff often fail to separate their rubbish at all, meaning that […]
What a rubbish drug. Utter uneducated idiot chavs are setting wheelie bins on fire and inhaling fumes to get high. This is possibly the most stupid thing we have ever heard of and only a total pratt would do this. According to Barnsley council this new drug craze has now seen idiots set fire to […]
England may still be stalling when it comes to introducing the mandatory 5p levy on plastic bags in supermarkets but recent figures have shown that the usage of plastic bags IS falling across Great Britain. But we still have a long way to go, please share this info-graphic and spread the word, you can make a difference. […]
PRESS RELEASE Big boxes of nothing ‘a gross waste of resources’ Major web mail order companies are still over-packaging items being delivered to customers, resulting in wasted materials and resources as they send out “big boxes of nothing”. According to a UK-based waste management company BusinessWaste.co.uk, retailers are still sending out products in boxes that […]
Press Release 95% of companies don’t recycle old computer equipment Up to 95% of business computer waste going to landfill Most British businesses dispose of their old computer equipment without recycling, according to a leading waste management company. According to recycling experts Business Waste, up to 95% of companies still send their electronic waste to […]
Business Waste are a leading waste collection company, specialising in waste management. Baby poo and wet dogs assault the nation’s nostrils More than 2,000 people responded to our poll , asking what smells offended their noses the most. Among the top ten were the smell of babies’ nappies, rotting food, and the pong from a […]
Whenever you think you’ve seen it all in the waste business, something new comes along and shocks you. Sometimes it raises a laugh, but there have been occasions when we’ve had to drop everything and call the police. We here at business waste like to encourage people to recycle as much of their waste as […]
At Business Waste we take recycling very seriously, recycling shouldn’t be a chore however, it should be fun! Here are 18 of the best fun recycling ideas that anyone can make happen either in the office or at work, its also a great way to get children involved in protecting our planet, so roll up your sleeves and get creative. […]
Firms filling landfill sites and resorting to illegal activity to get rid of their rubbish Many businesses have not got the message on recycling and send most, if not all, of their rubbish to landfill, a study by one of the UK’s leading waste and recycling experts has found. According to the Business Waste commercial […]