The importance of waste disposal

The importance of waste disposal

With so many documentaries on the TV, it’s no surprise that the public has become more alarmed about waste. And although the household recycling rate in the UK has increased to 44%, more than 55 million tonnes of waste materials are sent to landfill each year!

Let’s outline the importance of waste disposal, the problems with landfill sites and what makes our Bolton skip hire services the perfect alternative.


Landfill sites

Landfills contain rubbish from residential properties and businesses and are ideal for items that cannot be recycled or reused. Local authorities and industries take waste materials to the landfill site where it’s compacted and buried beneath the ground.

Needless to say, disposing of waste in this way is quick and easy to do but it isn’t the most sustainable method.


The problem?

Here in the UK, we have set ourselves the target to recycle 50% of all waste by 2020 and an ideal way to achieve this goal is to reduce the amount of waste that’s wrongly sent to landfill.

One of the main problems with landfill sites is that they won’t be around forever. When the site is full, it’s capped with a clay or plastic liner and soil, then grassed over – meaning it cannot be used again.

In addition to this, there is a shortage of space and we currently export some waste across Europe but this could be risky business – especially with Brexit and other trading issues currently up in the air.

Landfill isn’t great for the environment either. Harmful greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are produced at these sites which increase the risk of global warming.


The solution?

An ideal place to start is the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ mantra. Make sure that items that can be recycled are recycled and before throwing things out, check to see whether they can be reused for other applications.

In an attempt to reduce the amount of waste ending up at landfill, the local council supplied homes all across the country with recycling bins and bags – allowing you to sort general waste from food, paper, plastic and garden waste.

Skip hire is also a good idea and can help you to get rid of waste fast, without harming the environment.


Skip hire

Here at Chorley Skips, we specialise in skip hire, covering all Chorley, Bolton, Leyland, Wigan and Preston.

Skip hire Bolton is suitable for domestic and commercial projects and allows you to dispose of waste in one go, instead of going back and forth to the landfill site.

When we collect full skips from your site in Bolton, we sort the rubbish. We recycle 90% of items and identify what can be reused/burned to generate electricity – leaving us with fewer materials to send to landfill.


Benefits of skip hire Bolton:

  • Choice of skips (ranging from 2-cubic yards up to 40-cubic yards)
  • Suit every project scale
  • Cost-efficient
  • Time-saving
  • Sustainable disposal
  • Protect the environment
  • Hassle-free
  • Convenient – tailored to your exact requirements


What next?

If you’d like to know more about our Bolton skip hire services or skip hire in other areas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01257 475 300 or email Our team will be more than willing to guide and advise you to ensure you find out everything you need to know.

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