Waste recycling is not all about throwing rubbish into a bin, trusting your rubbish removal service to do the right thing that instead of dumping the load into the landfill, it will take it to a waste recycling centre. You actually do need to take action and do something about the keeping the environment clean, otherwise you leave a team job to a single party. Recycling means teamwork in all areas and you should probably avoid many of the mistakes that many people make when imagining they are doing proper recycling. Here are those mistakes and what to avoid:
# 1 – No Rubbish Separating System
A recycling centre is needed not just in the town where you live, but also in your own garage. You need to research the systems you can use and not simply rely on the team of waste collectors to barge in and start separating rubbish for you. That is the main thing about a separating system – it is not to ease up the recycling, but the separation process of plastic from glass, metal from electronic, et cetera, et cetera. Do not be presumptuous and make sure that you have done your job fully before relying on others to do theirs.
# 2 – Using the Wrong Rubbish Clearance Company
Actually, not every waste clearance service in town is committed to recycling waste. It is never even implied that they do, and yet many people hire a waste collection service to come over and handle a big collection job with the hopes of getting a good recycling deal. However, what people who don’t actually research the companies they hire get is a non-committal company that just wants to take their money and take away the rubbish, more likely than not in the nearest landfill. So get educated by these people and learn to research the waste disposal service you are hiring before you pick up the phone to call them over.
# 3 – “I Can Do It Alone!”
That argument has never worked, yet people race to see how well they will fare in a DIY-recycling job. They heap and pile, they collect and separate. And what happens then? You get a cluttered garage and to empty it you will have to hire a van or skip which will cost much more money if you simply get a team to do the rubbish removal for you. That is not the adequate way to do this job and if you have no prior experience in waste recycling, then better not try at all. Even if you organise the work and do the trips to the recycling centre yourself, don’t you think that it will still be cheaper to just hire professional help? Also, with so many trips, isn’t air pollution something to worry about? And is it not also the thing you are trying to avoid? Be reasonable and research the rubbish removal companies instead of doing the job yourself.
# 4 – “DIY Is Better than Rubbish Clearance!”
Well, yes – technically, it is the better way to recycle as it involves little to no burning or money exchanging. Then again, often times people mistake DIY for hoarding in the sense that they keep everything they own with the mind-set of “I will keep this, hoping that I’ll do something with it very soon!” That is not an optimistic way of doing the recycling and you’d be better off calling a friend who actually does handiwork and offer them materials than “trying” to do something yourself. DIY is for those confident in their abilities and who know that they will use whatever they get as soon as they can and make the best of it. If you doubt that you can do that, leave it to the professionals.
Avoid these mistakes when you decide to dedicate to waste recycling. You will declutter your home much easier if you do. All you have to ask yourself is: “Can I do it better than the professionals?”