- October 9, 2017
- Posted by: Mackers Skip Hire
- Category: Information
Mackers Skips is one of the leading skip hire companies for domestic, commercial and industrial waste management in Essex. Based in Laindon, clients come to us from throughout the region, including in and around Southend. With a business focused on responsible waste management, we understand first-hand the benefits of recycling and encourage our clients to use trusted skip for hire services to dispose of waste in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.
In this blog post, we’re discussing the importance of recycling and how using skip hire in Southend can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Why is Recycling Important?
Responsible waste management is essential for protecting the environment. According to recent studies by The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, our recycling rate in the UK is falling, with figures showing only 44.3% of household waste was recycled in 2016. To reach the European Union target for recycling at least 50% of household waste by 2020, something needs to be done to improve recycling rates.
Recycling is all about finding effective ways to get rid of waste, ensuring it is dealt with in an eco-friendly way, such as with a reputable skip for hire and waste management company. Whether you’re disposing of household furniture or clearing large amounts of construction debris, waste management should be part of everyone’s daily routine and we are all responsible for using trusted recycling methods, such as skip hire in Southend.
The main benefits of recycling include:
- Conserving natural resources such as water and trees
- Reduces the amount of waste ending up in landfill sites
- Saves energy as recycled raw materials take less energy to make than producing products from original raw materials
- Reduces carbon emissions, helping to tackle climate change
- Reduces incineration, which releases gases into the atmosphere
- Protects our landscape, wildlife and minimises air pollution
How Does Skip Hire Help the Environment?
Licensed waste carriers such as Mackers Skips are dedicated to protecting the environment and disposing of waste using eco-friendly methods. When choosing skip hire in Southend, you are taking an important step to reducing your carbon footprint.
A skip for hire holds a large amount of waste that can be recycled and we are committed to recycling the majority of the waste collected in our skips. This reduces the amount of waste going to landfill sites in the local area and helps to improve our regions recycling rates.
Interested in recycling with skip hire in Southend? We collect and recycle various building materials, green waste, wood, plastic and non-electrical appliances such as:
- Non-Toxic Domestic Waste
- Non-Contaminated Soil
- Plastics & Packaging
- Non-Electrical Appliances
- Bricks, Wood & Metals