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When Should you Hire a Skip?

Had a clear-out at home and have rubbish you now want to get rid of? Or perhaps your company is moving office and there is old furniture that needs scrapping? Should you hire a skip or head to the tip?

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Can you recycle yoghurt pots?

Dairy UK says over three quarters of adults in the country eat yoghurt. More than half of those do so at least twice a week, which amounts to a lot of plastic pots. But can you recycle them? The answer isn’t straightforward. All plastics, in theory, are recyclable, but it is not always technically or economically viable.

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Can you recycle fireworks?

Most of us missed out on a Bonfire Night event last year because of the size restrictions on gatherings. Even though the rules have changed for 2021, and the Government is attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus in other ways, November 5 is unlikely to be ‘normal’.

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Can you recycle tea bags?

Not that we need an excuse to put the kettle on, but National Tea Day on April 21st is the perfect invitation. And when we do, all but four per cent of brews will use a tea bag.

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Can you recycle old toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes?

While the importance of brushing is clear, can we choose more carefully what we do with our toothbrushes once we’ve worn through their bristles?

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Is polystyrene recyclable?

Polystyrene’s versatility is one reason it is among the most common types of plastic. From takeaway food trays through to a packaging material, it has dozens of uses. Like many plastics, however, it is slow to biodegrade. While that is a useful attribute in terms of practicality, it makes it more important to dispose of used polystyrene correctly. Fortunately, it is recyclable.

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Does Santa Claus recycle?

While there may be some debate whether he lives in Lapland, at the North Pole, or even in Spain as the Dutch believe, it’s a well-known fact that Father Christmas has a very modern outlook on life, as seen in revealing documentaries such as Elf and Santa Claus: The Movie.

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Can you recycle Christmas decorations?

After unwrapping presents and polishing off any leftovers, the Christmas holidays often leave us with more rubbish to get rid of than usual. It means our recycling bins are overflowing too, including plenty of decorations. However, it’s also common for the wrong things to end up in them. This makes recyclers’ jobs both more complicated and costly.

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Remember to recycle your pumpkins this Halloween

The UK grows around 10 million pumpkins each year, and as these giant squashes love plenty of rain, this summer has meant a bumper harvest for farmers across the country. The growers have a deadline to hit, with the vast majority of the pumpkin crop being snapped up by consumers in the week prior to October 31st.

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