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Why hire a skip to dispose of your garden waste?

why hire a skip to dispose of your garden wasteIf your garden is beginning to resemble the Amazon rainforest, or you’re planning an ambitious new landscape project then it might be wise to hire a skip to help you on your way. There are plenty of other options available to you but in our opinion, skips are the way to go, and here are a few reasons why.

When it comes to disposing of garden waste, some people believe that a garden fire is the way to go. Unfortunately, though, it’s not always a practical idea – or sometimes, even legal! While garden fires are allowed by some councils in the UK, there are strict guidelines to follow and getting it wrong can leave you with thousands of pounds worth of fines – much costlier than simply hiring a skip for the day. It’s not just the legality you have to consider but also the practicality. Often the waste from your garden such as grass, rubble and soil won’t burn at all.

One way to get rid of garden waste is to use the green bin provided by your council, however, your bin can fill up very quickly, particularly on larger garden projects, and with many councils only collecting garden waste a couple of times a month it can take you a very long time to get rid of your waste and begin to enjoy your garden again.

Another option that people go for when cleaning away garden waste is to drive their own green waste to the local tip. While this is a cost effective means of getting rid of garden waste, once again it’s not always practical as you may spend more time in the car and driving to and from the tip than actually working on your garden project. What’s more you also risk damage to your car as garden waste can scratch and soil your interior.

Here at LSPS we offer a fast and reliable skip hire service in Leicester and the surrounding towns and villages of Leicestershire with extremely competitive rates. We offer mini, midi, and maxi skips plus Roll On – Roll Off containers.

With our online booking system, you can have a skip arranged for delivery with just a few clicks of your mouse. Find out more here: or alternatively contact us on freephone 08000 083 7807.

Common ways that waste is recycled

common ways that waste is recycledThe world is beginning to wake up to the importance of recycling at home. However, while many home owners are taking great steps in doing their bit with sorting through their waste to divide up things like paper, card and plastic not many of us are so sure as to what happens to that recycling. Here we will look at some of the common ways that household waste is reused.

Card and paper
Some recycling rules can leave even the most experienced of home recyclers scratching their heads, but card and paper is one type of waste that almost everyone knows can be easily recycled. Once it arrives at the recycling plant, paper is separated into types and grades. It is then washed with a soapy water which removes inks, film, glue and staples and is then mixed with water to create a ‘slurry’. This slurry is then spread using large rollers and is left to dry. It is then cut up and sent to retailers to be reused!

From jars of jam and curry to bottles of beer, glass bottles are a common item in our recycling bins. Once glass arrives at the treatment plant is sorted by the colour of glass and washed, it is then crushed and moulded under high temperatures to create new bottles and jars ready to be sold in shops.

Aluminium foils and cans can come from fizzy drinks, microwave meals, frozen foods and all manner of other products. Once aluminium arrives at the treatment plant is it sorted, cleaned and then melted which removes any previous coatings and leftover residues. It is then left to cool into large blocks called ingots. These ingots are then rolled out flat and reshaped into new packaging ready for the shelves.

Globally we have a serious problem with plastics finding their way into the oceans and harming marine life, which is why it is absolutely essential that we not only reduce the amount of plastic we buy and use but also that we recycle it. Most plastics (other than those with unsafe chemicals like anti-freeze and bleach) can be recycled. Once they arrive at the processing plant they are cut, washed, dried and then repurposed into things like clothing, fences, furniture, packaging, bins and more.

Here at LSPS, recycling is of great importance to us and we help businesses and individuals all across Leicestershire to reduce the amount of their waste that ends up at landfill sites. Our Waste Transfer Station is open to traders and has an extensive range of state-of-the-art equipment.

To find out how about we can help with your waste disposal needs please contact us on 0800 083 7807 or visit our website for further information.

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