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Recycling Roundup

History of Recycling Bins

You probably only think about your recycling bin when it’s time for your regular trip outside to deposit your recyclables. But like pretty much everything we take for granted these days, recycling bins have an interesting history. Here’s our guide to the history of recycling bins.

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How Much Rubbish Do UK Households Produce? Is it Actually Going Down?

Do you ever look at your full kitchen bin and wonder how it fills up so fast? You’re not alone. The latest government figures show that UK household rubbish reached 26.4 million tonnes in 2019. So what’s the bigger picture? Do we need to do better? Here’s what you need to know.

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Top Food Recycling Bins

How much food waste goes into your household waste bin? According to Wrap, 70% of the food we throw away is edible. However, instead of eating it, we send it to landfill where it rots away and contributes to climate change. You could be recycling it instead. Want a top food recycling bins? Here are our picks.

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What Can Businesses Do to Improve Recycling?

According to WRAP, UK businesses produce around a quarter of the UK’s waste. Businesses have a legal and ethical duty to manage waste responsibly and recycle as much as possible. However, there are business benefits too. Here’s how business recycling can save you money and how you can do it better.

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Can I Get Paid for Recycling?

Dear Recycling Bins... I try to do my bit for the environment, but at the moment I’m struggling. The cost of everything is going up at an unbelievable rate. Are there any ways that I can help the environment and get rewards? Could I get paid for recycling?


Thank you for your question. The cost of living is soaring at the moment so every little saving helps. The good news is that yes, you can get paid for recycling! Here are some ways you can have more cash in your pocket and send less to landfills.

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UK Recycling Statistics 2021

It’s been a funny old year. One that many of us would rather not repeat. But it hasn’t been all bad. Countries came together at the recent COP26 Climate Change Conference. World leaders pledged to do more to help combat climate change, and UK recycling statistics are up, albeit slightly compared to previous years.

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Top 10 Office Recycling Bins

You want your business to up its recycling game, but which recycling bins should you invest in? You need quality recycling bins that are going to fit into your space and not break the bank. Here are our top 10 office recycling bins.

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What Happens To My Recycled Food Waste?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled food waste once you have put it in your food waste recycling bin? Is it composted? Does it generate green energy? Well, that depends on your local authority and how committed they are to combating global warming and lowering carbon emissions.

Sadly, much of our recycled food waste goes straight to landfill, where it degrades and produces harmful greenhouse gasses such as methane. To overcome this, we need to reduce the amount of food we waste, redistribute edible food to those in need, and turn it into animal feed. But there’s only so much we can do at home.

Here we’ll explain what happens to your recycled food waste, what food producers and manufacturers need to do to help lower this global problem, and what you can do to reduce the amount of food wasted at home.

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Recycling Roundup 16th September

In this weeks Recycling Roundup Guernsey has cut the amount of general waste it collects by half after making some big changes to its recycling services. Also waste bosses at Edinburgh City Council have said that a deposit return scheme would reduce waste but also might lead to more expensive waste management contracts and a woman from Chippenham was told to dump her broken council recycling box because it "couldn't be recycled"!

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Recycling Roundup 19th August

In this weeks Recycling Roundup changes are coming to waste and recycling collections in some parts of Aberdeenshire where collections will take place on a three-weekly cycle from 10th September. Also, UK snack giant Walker’s Crisps has partnered up with recycling specialists TerraCycle to recycle more packaging and raise funds for life-saving services across Scotland and the Authorities in Rome are trialling a scheme where people can recycle bottles in return for free journeys on the city’s public transport...


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