OK, Londoners, it’s time to get serious about rubbish and what you do with it. Naturally, London is going to produce a whole lot of waste, given that it’s a major metropolis, but even so, homes and businesses throughout the Greater London Metropolitan area are producing way, way too much rubbish that just goes to the landfill. In fact, London is notorious in the world of rubbish disposal and waste collection for having one of the lowest recycling rates in the country.
Here’s a few little snippets and stats just to give you an idea of the problem:
It’s time to reverse this trend, which is why Precision Junk Removal is letting Londoners know that getting rid of household waste and commercial waste the responsible way isn’t as hard as you think it is.
Our Waste Collection And Disposal Services
At Precision Junk Removal, we want to help tidy up your place as well as London as a whole. This is why we offer a range of waste collection services for homes and businesses. We’re licensed waste removal agents, and we are able to take away rubbish and unwanted odds and ends of all types, including:
We know that every little bit helps when it comes to rubbish removal, which is why we offer both regular services for collecting rubbish and recyclables from homes and businesses on a scheduled basis as well as on-call junk collection for those times when you’ve had a good clear-out and/or you’ve decided that it’s high time that you did something about those piles of junk sitting around in your garage, garden, attic or wherever. What’s more, because we know that when you’ve made the decision to get rid of rubbish, junk and clutter, you want to have the whole thing over and done with, we offer same-day rubbish removal services London wide!
Our Commitment To Sustainability
We look at a number of factors when sorting out household and/or office junk and waste to ensure that it’s dealt with responsibly:
More Facts About London’s Waste And Rubbish Disposal Habits
Domestic Food Waste
The domestic food waste produced by just one borough of London in a year can produce enough energy (through anaerobic decomposition and methane capture) to meet the electricity needs of a primary school. The amount of edible food (i.e. not food that has gone off, or inedible parts such as rinds, skins and peels) thrown away by Londoners in a year would fill 42,000 buses).
Paper & Cardboard
Paper and cardboard make up about 20% of the typical rubbish produced by London households (the percentage is higher for offices).
Most Common Recyclables
The most commonly recycled material is paper – this includes carboard packaging waste, old books, newspapers and more.
Great Use for Plastic
The plastic from 25 2-L drink bottles can produce enough material to make a polar fleece jacket for an adult.
Londoners flush and tip far too much waste down the drain that just shouldn’t go there. Fat, food waste and sanitary products combine in the sewers to make what are known as “fatbergs”. The biggest one of these every recorded, which was found in London’s sewage system, weighed as much as 17 adult African elephants. That was just ONE fatberg!
If every person in London recycled just one glass jar a week, that would save enough glass to completely replace all the windows in the Shard. Imagine how much could be saved if we also recycled all our glass jars and bottles!