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Why Choose Wellington Waste for Your Household Waste Disposal Needs?

Cluttered Garage

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 […]

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:

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 […]

The Problem of Plastic Waste

The world is seemingly drowning in plastic waste. A study in 2020 reported that the amount of plastic alone that man has created is greater in mass than all land animals and marine creatures combined. Because plastics are cheap and strong, manufacturers choose to use it over other materials. However, the chemical structure of most plastics […]

What if I can’t Have a Skip?

  Many people assume that they can’t have a skip if they live somewhere that has restricted access, or if they have no driveway. If you’re considering a large DIY project – a remodelling of your kitchen or bathroom, perhaps – you might be held back by the thought of getting rid of all that […]

What to do When You Have a Lot of Building or Garden Waste

  If you‘ve carried out a large DIY or garden landscaping project you’re bound to have a large amount of waste to get rid of. The chances are that you’ll want to dispose of it all quickly because it’s a bit of an eyesore and it’s in the way. So, what are your options? Can […]

Net Zero and Waste Management

The waste management sector produces about 4% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. There’s no denying that we’re part of the climate problem – but we’re also an indispensable part of the solution that will get the country to net zero carbon. We can certainly do something about our operational carbon footprint as an industry. As […]

How You Can do Your Bit to Fight the Fly Tippers

  If you want to know how much of a problem the country has with fly tipping, just type ‘fly tipping’ into Google and click on the News tab. You’ll see daily reports from across the country of communities blighted by illegally dumped waste. Councils reportedly face over 20,000 fly tipping incidents a week, with […]

Bioplastics – The Answer, or Part of the Problem?

In a zero carbon, more sustainable future, we will need to be less reliant on extracting petroleum from the ground and processing it into plastics. Yet on the other hand, plastics are incredibly versatile and useful. Could bioplastics be the answer? Plastics are part and parcel of modern life. They protect products from contamination or […]