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Food Recycling Tips That You Can Start To Use Right Away!

Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on December 11th, 2015

Up to 60% of the waste that we put in our bins can be recycled, and that is why skip hire in Norwich is so essential when it comes to improving our recycling rate. Many people still find it extremely difficult, or confusing, to separate their waste according to the colours of their bins.

One of the things that you can’t put in skips, however, is food waste. Now, although it usually is biodegradable, food waste is unsuitable for skips as it can attract pests and leave an extremely unpleasant smell.

So, lowering the amount of food waste that we produce is absolutely essential, and there are a variety of ways that you can start to lower your food waste immediately!

Great Tips And Tricks To Reduce Your Food Waste!

  1. Change Your Bad Habits! – Now, you may not think so immediately, but you will definitely have bad habits that you need to shake if you’re going to reduce the amount of food waste that you create. This isn’t just aimed at you, however; the entire country has issues when it comes to recycling.

    A recent survey discovered that as many as 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if the system made it easier for them to do so. To try and limit your own confusion, it can be useful to have a few separate bins inside your own home, allowing you to quickly and easily separate your waste before you throw it away. If you colour co-ordinate them to your council-supplied bins, then you can actually organise your waste beforehand, and make it that much easier to get rid of your rubbish.
  2. Keep A Small Food Caddy Nearby – The best way to filter and recycle your food is to keep a small food caddy, bin or container nearby. If you store this somewhere out of the way, but within easy access, you can dump and wasted food in there. Natural foods are better here, including vegetable waste, fruit peelings, fish bones, uneaten bread and much more.

    Once the bin is full, you can either dispose of it as part of your overall household waste or, simply, dump it into a compost or natural waste bin if you have one.
  3. Get A Compost Bin! – Following on from the previous point, if you don’t have a compost bin, get one! You can easily turn your food waste into your own compost, whether your council has supplied you with one or not. Over time, any food that you throw out will turn into your own great compost, which will be ideal for adding to garden soil and plant pots.
  4. Use Newspaper Wrapping! – A great way to reduce your environmental impact, and save yourself some money, is to use newspapers and scrap paper bags to dispose of your food waste. Not only will this save you money, as you don’t need to buy waste bags (or pay the 5p tax), but it will avoid creating another waste produce to dispose off. Finally, it will also offer you a great way to line your food caddy to help keep it clean.

By following these easy tips, you can drastically reduce the amount of food waste that your household produces. For other kinds of waste, however, you can always rely on professional skip hire in Norwich.

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