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greenenergy posted a blog entry in Green EnergyWhen it comes to getting rid of your waste in Yorkshire, there are a number of different options. The local district or borough councils are responsible for collecting various types of waste. There are also recycling centres you can visit yourself, and a number of different waste collection companies who can also come and collect your waste. The fact that there are so many different options can make the whole waste disposal problem a trifle confusing. Let's help by looking at some of the different options, and how to dispose of different types of waste in a responsible way. Waste Disposal Options in Yorkshire Household waste collections – these are provided by the district and borough councils. Collections are for household rubbish which cannot be recycled. Wheelie bins or bags are provided, depending on where you live and the type of property. Household recycling collections – these are also provided by district and borough councils. The collection is regular and is for various items that can be recycled. What those items are depends on the service but can include paper, cardboard, aluminium, glass and certain types of plastic. Recycling banks – these are provided across the country and are usually situated in car parks or near supermarkets. Items that can be recycled in this way include glass and paper, plastics, cans and textiles. Bulky waste collections – this collection is for items such as washing machines, televisions, carpets, furniture, mattresses and other white goods, Organised by district and borough councils, there is usually a fee. Asbestos, building rubble and black bags of waste can also be disposed of via this collection service. Garden waste – this service is provided by some district or borough councils and produces compost from the garden waste. The service that has to be paid for. Household waste recycling centres – there are household recycling centres in many of the towns and cities throughout the UK, not just in Yorkshire. These sites will accept electrical items, home, garden and building waste, paper and cardboard, household and hazardous items. Private waste disposal services – there are a variety of different companies offering waste disposal services throughout Yorkshire. They are able to handle all types of waste and will also offer useful advice and waste disposal information. Oates Environmental is one such service provider. Based in various locations throughout Yorkshire, you can call on them for a variety of waste disposal services.
LizzieWeakley posted a blog entry in Lizzie Weakley's Green BlogWith the holidays officially upon us, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of what truly matters this time of year. Amidst all the shopping and festivities, some of the most rewarding acts of cheer this season are performed for the good of one's community. Nothing brings a town or urban borough closer together than small but heartfelt acts of generosity, from volunteering with local shelters and charitable programs to taking extra care to keep things clean and looking their most inviting. In the latter case, here are just a few of the ways cleaning up your community can ring in the spirit of the holidays. 1. Teach Them While They're Young When our children see us taking joy in an act of kindness, they're all too happy to join in! Bundle up your little ones and make an afternoon of cleaning up the neighborhood, collecting discarded trash, shoveling drives and walkways, and making those small but effective adjustments that transform any community into a welcoming abode. 2. Flex Your Winter-Green Thumb Community gardens and parks often fall to neglect when winter hits and the snow begins to collect, which is truly a shame. By clearing paths and walkways, trimming back greenery, and even hanging lights or garlands (where permitted) outdoor public spaces can enjoy just as much holiday traffic and activity as the warmer indoors. 3. Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice You're probably well aware of just how much garbage and debris a household can accumulate over the holidays, and the overflow can eventually spill over into unwanted spaces, considerably dampening the cheer. By collecting, sorting, and properly disposing of waste before it qualifies for snow sledding, you can make way for the real attractions of the season. You should consider having a waste removal company such as Ware Disposal to help remove the garbage and debris in your area. 4. Pick Up For Those In Need Often the elderly and physically impaired aren't able to get out and give their properties a good holiday cleaning, so why not lend a hand? Offer to clear the gutters, drives, and walkways to make room for festive decorations and easier mobility, and pick up any trash that may have gone undetected. It will not only be a great help to your neighbor, but spread the best kind of holiday cheer. Whether it's sweeping an elderly neighbor's walkway or tidying up the public park, taking some time out of your busy holiday schedule to give your community a boost goes a long way to ensuring a happy, healthy season for all.
Dealing with waste is one of the present-day challenges that modern societies face. In the constant battle with tones and tones of waste, modern methods have to be developed in order to provide adequate solutions. Waste disposal methods take many forms, some of which more popular than others. Which one is used depends on a variety of factors, such as technological advancement and present features in the location where waste removal takes place. Here are few of the top techniques used for waste disposal: Filling a landfill - undoubtedly the most largely used method today. In essence, the method is all about burying waste in land, which is where the name comes from. Usually, a pretreatment is executed before actually burying the waste. This features eliminating the dangers and odours of the waste. The main drawback of the method is that it comes with a certain free land requirement. That is exactly why the method is becoming less and less popular, as available land is little, the method of waste clearance is being reconsidered on a global scale. Incineration - burning the waste at high temperatures in specialized facilities is another method of waste disposal. As a result, solid waste is reduced to gas and residue, which is 20-30% less than the original volume. In that lies the main benefit of this method and the reason why it is largely preferred in countries that have no available space for landfills. Recycling - converting products of waste into usable materials is the essence of recycling. It is a method, which helps preserve raw materials and energy and in that way provides great benefits. As a very positive side effect, recycling also helps prevent air and water pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling should be a top priority not only for waste collection companies, but also households. Resource recovery - the process of extracting useful components and parts of discarded waste is known as resource recovery. The collected materials are then used either in the creation of new products, or are alternatively converted into heat, fuel or electricity. Composting - composting is a bio-degradation process, which is applicable for waste of organic nature only. Think plants and kitchen waste that can easily become nutrients and food for your garden. The process is eco-friendly and preferred in organic gardens, as it provides a supply of nutrients at any time. A place to store the compost long enough so that microbes can decompose it is required. Plasma gasification - this method is similar to incineration in that plasma torches operating at over 10 000 degrees F turn liquid and solid waste into synthesis gas. The molecular bonds of the waste collection going through this method of disposal are broken. The benefit is that through this method renewable energy can be created, all while destroying dangerous materials. These are the most popular methods for waste disposal currently used worldwide. Each holds drawbacks and benefits, which should be considered before being implemented.