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Top tips to reduce waste

2nd Apr 2020

Reducing waste and recycling more is something we strongly believe in here at Mr Rubble, with ongoing environmental problems and local authorities experiencing rising pressure to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill we can all do our part to decrease waste. As part of the Sheffield and Rotherham communities, we make sure we recycle as much as we can from our skip hire skips and we have a dedicated recycling centre for our skip waste too. The top tips below can help us all do our part for the planet.


By simply sorting your rubbish by recyclables and non-recyclables you’ll be helping to ensure that the recyclable items can be taken and turned into new items rather than ending up in landfill. Separating your rubbish is quick and easy with minimal time and effort being taken. Simply sort your rubbish as you go and you’ll be helping to make a positive difference.
Try to avoid buying products with excessive or unnecessary packaging
Plastic waste is a big issue and there has been plenty of articles and social media posts about this matter. To help reduce your plastic usage, try to buy less items that are wrapped unnecessarily in plastic and look for items in biodegradable or reusable packaging instead.

Start composting garden and food waste

One of the easiest ways to reduce the amount of waste going in the bin is to start using a compost bin for natural waste. This will allow all of your food waste such as vegetable peelings to be turned into compost which will not only reduce the amount of waste going to landfill but can also be used to help fertilise your garden.

Dispose of larger items at recycling centres or by hiring a skip

If you have some larger items that you would like to recycle skip hire is an excellent option, especially if the items are too large to fit into your car to take to the local recycling centre. When you hire a skip, you can easily clear out large amounts of waste in a short period of time. Try to go with a professional and ethical company that will correctly dispose of the skips contents. Mr Rubble are dedicated to recycling, if you are in need of skips Rotherham or skips Sheffield, we can provide skip hire and we recycle 93% of all waste we receive.

Repurpose and reuse where possible

Before throwing items away consider if they have another use or can simply be used again. Maybe the local school will benefit from the egg boxes or maybe you can reuse the plastic bag next time you go to the shops. Be mindful about waste and help make a difference from your own home.

These are easy steps that can be taken from the comfort of your home, by following these top tips you can reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and help the environment. If you are in need of skip hire in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas, contact Mr Rubble today and rest assured knowing that we recycle as much of the waste as possible.