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Why Choose Wellington Waste for Your Household Waste Disposal Needs?

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Having a big clear out? When you’ve spent hours sorting through your household waste, loading it into your vehicle, and are finally ready to dispose of it, the last thing you want to do is sort it all over again at a waste disposal site. That’s where Wellington Waste steps in to make your life […]

Responsible Waste Management: Understanding and Handling Hazardous Materials Safely

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste demands careful management to ensure the safety of both people and the environment. Unlike general household rubbish, hazardous waste cannot simply be disposed of in standard landfill sites. It requires specialised handling and disposal methods to prevent harm. But identifying hazardous waste isn’t always straightforward. Let’s delve into what constitutes hazardous waste and […]

E-Waste – The Problem That Isn’t Going Away

Taken as a whole, the UK does a much better job of waste handling than it used to. In 2018 the UK generated 222.2m tonnes of waste. Of that, nearly half was recycled or recovered and 22.8% sent to landfill. Much still needs to be done. Nearly 23% of waste going to landfill is still […]

Cheaper Than a Skip, Less Faff Than the Recycling Centre

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Margaret and Dave have been doing a bit of home improvement work. Quite a lot of home improvement in fact. Now it’s time to decide what to do with all that waste the work generated. They could take it all down to the local authority recycling centre. But the waste contains plasterboard and some felt […]

Be A Better Informed Recycler

Better informed people will be better recyclers. So let’s clear up a bit of confusion and a few potential misunderstandings. Here’s our run-down of some common recycling myths and misunderstandings. Recycling Logos Symbols don’t always mean what a regular person would assume they mean. Starting with the dreaded green dot. The ‘green dot’ logo doesn’t […]

How Well Does the Rest of the World do at Recycling?

Visit a German city and you’ll soon notice people walking the streets carrying large bags that don’t seem to weigh much. Watch closer and you’ll see them retrieving empty plastic bottles from park benches, bins and other places they might have been discarded.  The plastic bottle deposit scheme allows anyone to get a small cash […]

Upcycling is Great for the Planet and for People

The Wellington Waste crew are all big fans of upcycling. Any time you can find a new use for an unwanted item it’s one less thing that would either go into landfill or be recycled. People come up with endlessly creative ways to repurpose what would otherwise be waste. Some even make a side income […]

End the Throwaway Society in Favour of the Circular Economy

The circular economy is arguably one of the most vital ideas in modern times. It affects all of us. And it’ll have implications for our children, grandchildren and generations beyond. Yet it seems 90% of us don’t know what it is. The idea behind the circular economy is easy enough to grasp. It means reusing […]

Getting Rid of Your Construction Waste the Right Way

In 2020, England generated 53.6 million tonnes of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste, of which 50.0 million tonnes was recovered. Construction waste can cause harm to animals, local ecosystems, and human beings. It is crucial that it is disposed of in the right way. Click the image to download the infographic:

Careful What You Throw Away – It Might Just Be Worth Something

  The ‘throwaway society’ is a bit of a cliché. But it’s one with a ring of truth to it. It’s all too easy to throw away perfectly useful things simply because we no longer want them or they’re cluttering up our homes. Although we love dealing with the things people throw out, and ensuring […]

What to do With Your Old Kitchen Cupboards and Appliances When Renovating

Are you planning a kitchen renovation? What are you going to do with all of your old kitchen units, worktops, appliances etc afterwards? It can be a laborious task and likely you’re going to need a hand. Here’s our easy guide to kitchen renovation waste removal to help you get started: