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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:

What’s the True Cost of Hiring a Skip?

The true cost of hiring a skip is an easy one to answer. Perhaps a better question is what’s the true cost of not hiring a skip? To see skip hire costs just pop over to our online quote page. Punch in a few details (such as where you want the skip, what size and […]

Become a Recycling Hero – Global Recycling Day

The theme of this year’s Global Recycling Day is #RecyclingHeroes which recognises the people, places and activities that display how the Seventh Resource and recycling contribute to an environmentally stable planer and greener future. Currently, England only recycles around 44% of our waste. Click here to download the infographic. At Wellington Waste, we aim to […]

Some Weird Stuff Ends Up in Skips

People throw away the strangest of things. To the point where you wonder ‘did they really mean to throw that in the skip?’ As a specialist waste and recycling firm we like to think we’ve seen it all – but maybe we haven’t quite. We’ve never had to deal with live ammunition, for example. Unlike […]

Understanding the Waste Hierarchy

The waste hierarchy is sometimes misunderstood and sometimes wrongly interpreted as, ‘recycling is an inferior option and not worth doing’. This is a long way from the truth. The waste hierarchy isn’t intended to be a league table against which we can judge each other’s behaviour. It’s there to provide a model that will help […]

What does ‘Zero to Landfill’ Really Mean?

The phrase ‘zero to landfill’ is a shortened version of ‘zero waste to landfill’, and encompasses the philosophy of reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Although the term ‘zero’ is used, sadly not all types of waste can be processed and might still end up in landfill. But the important point is […]