Getting Rid of your Rubbish Safely


If you have rubbish that you need to get rid of, you should start by contacting a company who offer waste disposal in Newcastle. There are new regulations and laws about recycling now, which affect the way a person can dispose of their unwanted stuff safely. Recycling has become big business and it is also eco-friendly to dispose of your rubbish in a way that it can be recycled into something else. Many skip hire and waste management companies offer recycling of general waste, plastics, electrical items and paper in a way that they can evolve into a new product. Paper has been recycled for many years, but now, aluminium cans, metals and may other household plastics can also be turned into fresh products and those wasted items need to be sorted.

What is Waste?

Waste products can be anything other than food, such as paper, cardboard, glass, tins, cans, plastics and other reusable materials. They are then sorted into their own specific categories and then pulped, melted down, or appropriately treated so that they can be reformed into new and similar items. Plastic water bottles are a popular container that people dispose of regularly but they are also a blight on the waste management companies who have to collect and dispose of them.

Waste can also be old wood, old metal, damaged or unused electrical items and household appliances, furniture, garden equipment, and anything generally unwanted that has been thrown away. They say one man’s muck is another man’s brass and in the waste management industry there are no truer words.

Hazardous waste has long been a problem in how to safely dispose of it and not harm the planet in the process. Hazardous waste can be waste which has been disposed of by an industrial company or any type of waste that can cause danger or a health hazard to the community. Legislation demands that certain materials, such as waste oil, asbestos, solvents and dangerous materials be disposed of safely and carefully and if you have any of those items or suspect you do, you should always call a waste management company who can advise you of the best way to get rid of them.

Waste management companies have the ability to do ‘waste acceptance tests’ which analyze the contents of a product so it can be disposed of in the safest way. Many councils require the services of a waste management company to dispose of household waste and this includes general garbage collection, including food stuffs. Your local bin men may come from a company who are contracted out by your local council to collect your rubbish every week and they will be experts in the correct way to treat anything that is thrown away.