Results of new research increase WEEE recycling costs

At the end of 2018, The ICER (Industry Council for Electronic Equipment Recycling) undertook research that tested plastic samples from different WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) streams. The results of this research showed there to be POPs (persistent organic pollutant) at levels higher than regulations allow. As a result, WEEE regulations have tightened and […]

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Waste recycling

Where does my waste end up?

In the UK it is estimated that we generate around 230million tonnes of waste each year with England responsible for around 85% of the UK total. The Landfill Directive, generally aimed at local authorities requires the UK to reduce the amount of (BMW) biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill, with targets agreed across the EU. […]

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What size skip do I need?

Don’t choose a skip based on its price. At Nationwide Services we find that many people tend to order their skips based on price but booking the wrong sized skip for the job simply based on cost has some pitfalls and could incur extra charges. Ordering a skip that is too small for the amount […]

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Skip Hire

Skip Hire – What can and can’t go in a skip?

Confused? Here’s our guide about what you can put in a skip.. The rules can be a bit tricky regarding what can and can’t be placed in skips, as some skip hire companies do differ in terms of what they accept, so it’s always best to check. However, here’s some general guidance which is pretty […]

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What is Fly-Tipping? – Fly-tipping is defined as the ‘illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it’. Tipping a single mattress, electrical item or a bin bag full of rubbish in the street or anywhere else that is not licenced to receive it causes a local nuisance […]

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