Depending on your industry, Christmas may be one of your busiest times of the year. If that’s the case for you, the seasonal uplift in business is likely to come with an unavoidable increase in waste being generated.
Now that the Christmas dust has settled, and the new year is here, it might be time to think about how best to legally dispose of your commercial waste.
This article will guide you through how to prepare your Christmas waste for disposal at our local recycling centres in Dorset and Somerset as well as facts about how much waste is accumulated over the Christmas period.
Disposing of your commercial waste
It is your duty as a business to ensure your commercial waste is disposed of in a safe and legal manner. So, if you have excess waste from the festive period and you now require a low-cost, fully licensed tipping facility, read on to learn about our Evercreech and Wimborne recycling centres.
Our Wimborne and Somerset recycling centres are the perfect option for the disposal of all types of commercial waste. Each site benefits from low minimum weight charges, automated weighbridges, concreted surfaces throughout and safe turning places.
We accept most waste streams including;
- General waste
- Commercial waste (loose and compacted)
- Builders waste
- Site waste
- Construction and demolition waste
- Dry mixed recyclables including glass, paper, cardboard, metal etc
- Green waste
- Wood waste
- Mixed recycling
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Top tips on how you can be more green with your Christmas waste
Even if it’s your old Christmas decorations or cards that you’re looking to get rid of, we have outlined some expert tips to help you dispose of your commercial Christmas waste.
It always seems a bit sad to put your Christmas cards in the bin when you come back to work, as chances are, someone would have taken the time to choose, write and send the card to your business.
If you don’t have time to be arty with your old cards, it’s always best to recycle them instead of putting them straight into the bin. However, please remember to remove all embellishments and glitter, and any batteries from musical cards as these cannot be recycled.
If you’re lucky enough to receive Christmas presents from your clients, or you choose to do an office secret Santa, you might end up with rubbish bins full of wrapping paper.
It’s important to note that not all wrapping paper can be recycled. Like Christmas cards, check for things like laminated surfaces, glitter or embellishments as these cannot be easily recycled. Also, remember to remove sticky tape and plastic bows before taking it to your local recycling centre.
If your commercial space opted for a real Christmas tree instead of an artificial one, you might be looking for a suitable way to dispose of it.
Christmas trees that are sent to landfill take years to decompose, which some experts believe to leave damaging effects to the environment. Instead of sending it to landfill, allow it to be composted by taking it to our Wimborne recycling centre, where they recovered and recycled.
Did you know? Facts about Christmas waste:
Waste disposal company Enviro Waste has reported the following facts about general UK Christmas waste:
- It has been estimated that the Royal Mail delivers around 150 million cards during the pre-Christmas period, with at least one billion cards ending up in the bin after December 25th.
- 277,000 miles of Christmas wrapping paper is used to wrap presents which is roughly enough to stretch to the moon!
- 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from gift sets and children’s toys will be thrown out, rather than recycled.
- 6,000,000 trees are thrown out after Christmas, creating more than 9,000 tonnes of additional waste.
- 6,711 tonnes of fresh turkey and 12,472 tonnes of frozen turkey are cooked each Christmas which amounts to around 4,200 tonnes of aluminium foil being thrown away every Christmas.
- 13,350 tonnes of glass is thrown out in the UK after Christmas.
Visit our Evercreech and Wimborne Recycling Centres
Our Wimborne and Somerset recycling centres are suitably equipped for all customers and vehicles; tradesmen in vans and skip lorries, businesses or individuals in cars. Our site is fully licenced which means you can trust us to look after your waste, and provide you with the appropriate documentation.
If you’re looking to dispose of your commercial waste after Christmas, our team of friendly advisors will be able to help you book in your disposal slots. From Christmas trees to glass disposals, we can help ensure your waste is disposed of legally, safely and for competitive prices.
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