Monthly Archives: January 2014

How to Cut Down on Your Household Waste


Cutting down on household waste can be achieved by recycling, and by taking care regarding the products that you buy.

Many household items can be recycled, though some items will need to be separated and put into separate containers such as for glass. Cans (including aerosol cans), tins, metal lids, and foil and foil trays can all be recycled, as anything that is made of steel or aluminium can be recycled many times.

Plastic bottles can also be recycled or even washed out and used again as a container.

Paper is very recyclable, and magazines, newspapers, brochures, catalogues and envelopes can all be recycled.

Electrical goods that are no longer used can be taken to a household recycling centre.

Rechargeable batteries are preferable to disposable batteries, and the former can be recycled via recycling banks.

Ways of reducing waste include buying items with little packaging and local, fresh, loose produce.


Why Opt For Our Grab Hire Service


Our grab hire service is a less expensive and faster option to traditional skip hire. It’s an ideal service for any type of work that is reliant on bulk waste disposal. The type of projects that a grab hire service are appropriate for include commercial, construction and highway work, plus sizeable domestic work.

Our grab lorries come in three different sizes, and these can hold waste that ranges from 9 to 18 tonnes. The vehicles, which can be 4, 6 or 8 wheelers, are better equipped to transport and remove waste than is the case with skips. As a crane is utilized this means that waste that’s over fences or walls can be reached.

Both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, can be disposed of safely and efficiently via our grab hire lorries. These materials include asbestos, limestone, green waste, hardcore, sand and ballast, and crushed concrete.



Cardiff House Renovation on a Budget


Get your frugal fingers at the ready because it’s time to start your home budget renovation by using these tip top tips.

When renovating your home on a budget, one of the most important things you can do is re-use and recycle. Don’t go spending your money willy nilly on items you really don’t need. Use items you already have in your home and give them a new coat of paint instead. You can also use websites such as Gumtree to see what others are throwing away and visit salvage yards for old kitchen and bathroom ware. If your frugal hands are really tingling for some free loot, look out for a skip on the road full of goodies, but ask for permission before diving in.

Shopping on the cheap is also a great way to save money. Using stores such as Ebay, which has many bargains for larger household items, can be massively beneficial as some sellers put up their items for ‘collection only’, which attracts only a few bidders. Boot sales can also be a window into a universe of cheap treasure, with tools, as well as soft furnishings easily found and able to be restored to their former glory.

If you do have loads of junk you simply can’t have in your house anymore, instead of throwing it out hire a skip company. Not only is it simple, but it ensures all of your junk doesn’t lie, decomposing for years on a landfill.

Changing your home is as much about being creative with the resources you have or can discover out and about as it is being canny with the pennies, but you’ll soon have a place you can call unique, and most importantly, home.

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The Low Down on The New Scottish Waste Regulations

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It’s a new year and with it comes a slew of new government and council imposed rules and regulations to take note of. For residents of Scotland, this includes a brand new set of waste regulations put in place to reduce the country’s environmental impact and to encourage Scots to get more involved in recycling by going the extra mile with their food refuse and general rubbish.

The implementation is particularly aimed at businesses who are thought to be slipping when it comes to managing their rubbish by simply disposing of it all in one disorganised bin. The new rules will mean businesses will have to physically separate their rubbish into several different bins instead of simply having one and has thus far received a mixed response from local business owners who will have to put aside time to organise everything.

While the recycling of plastic, glass and cardboard is a necessity, regulating other waste can prove difficult for already time starved small and medium sized businesses, and investing in an alternate, independent rubbish collection may be considered by many to avoid adhering to the new regulations.