Waste Concern Announce Ways to Make Rubbish Collection Easier

Top Quote On hearing the news that powerful lobbies were being set up to force households to further separate their waste, independent waste collection company Waste Concern give their reaction, and their solution. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 04, 2011 - Independent household waste collection company Waste Concern gave their reaction to news that a powerful lobby were planning to campaign for a law to be passed to force households to separate their waste. The Campaign for Real Recycling is lobbying for a different interpretation of EU law, which could mean an end to using just one or two recycling bins. This contrasts with complaints by consumer group The Tax Payers Alliance. They say councils often already expect rubbish to be separated into up to nine bins before council refuse collection services arrive.

    Currently the UK government interprets an EU law binding them to separate recycling from household waste as simply removing it from the stream of rubbish which enters landfill sites. 40% of councils are estimated to use 'co-mingled' collections, meaning recyclables of different types are collected in the same container. The Campaign for Real Recycling argues that this interpretation is not correct, and that households should instead separate all their rubbish before collection. The team at Waste Concern gave their comments:

    "There have been a lot of changes lately and no doubt more to come. We set up our service in direct response to the rise in fortnightly collections. We prevent household waste piling up between collections - we simply come along and collect it whenever our customers want. And there are other issues, such as councils imposing fines for homes putting bins out for council refuse collection services on the wrong day or not separating waste. Also, we take our environmental responsibility very seriously. Our system means people can put all their normal household waste into one wheelie bin. The refuse still gets recycled responsibly at a normal recycling plant, but it takes the away the need for people to separate materials at home. We've developed a very convenient way to better manage some very difficult existing rubbish collection arrangements."
    Local councils have pointed to improvements in their sorting technology and argue the 'co-mingled' rubbish collection strategy means a higher volume of household waste gets recycled. The team explained their own approach to home collections:

    "We collect all sorts of waste - non-recyclables; food waste; garden waste; and of course we separate out recyclable materials. We believe we are offering a service which benefits the whole community. There is a fundamental need for the sanitary disposal of waste - obviously no-one enjoys seeing rubbish piled up outside their home, or someone else's. We can do collections in the week between fortnightly council runs, or simply when the customer wants one. They can have as little or as many collections as they wish and our distinctive green logo wheelie bins come in the normal 240 litre size, or a much bigger 1100 litre size for those homes who need more capacity".

    Anyone concerned about managing rubbish in between existing refuse collection dates or looking for convenient extra services can become a customer by renting or buying the bins at economical rates. For immediate attention from one of the team, call them today on 0845 055 9665 or send an email to: info ( @ ) wasteconcern dot com

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