Wastes and Recycling - Rubbish Removals

Recycling today has become a necessity rather than a fad that it once was. With dwindling resources and increasing costs for raw materials and landfill, recycling seems to be an easy way to take care and save money for our community.

Recycling involves the processing of used materials and resources into new products that can be reused. This leads to the reuse of scarce resources, prevention of wastage of useful material, and to reduce energy use and pollution. Recycling is the third component of the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' waste hierarchy.

Although almost all waste materials can be recycled, there are some which are either easier to recycle or need to be recycled as they are more of a threat to the environment. These materials and the methods used to recycle them are listed below.

o Aggregates and concretes: These items are crushed along with brick, asphalt, dirt and rocks. This is then used as gravel for new projects.

o Batteries: Batteries have helped to make our life very easy, but their disposal remains a big problem. Most of them contain toxic heavy metals and thus making them tough to recycle and necessary to be recycled at the same time. Lead acid batteries are usually recycled successfully.

o Biodegradable waste: Composting is the way to go for biodegradable waste. Kitchen waste and garden waste should be placed in compost heaps to allow it to mature into a natural fertilizer.

o Glass: Glass is recycled quite easily. The used glass is crushed and added to the raw material mix in the melting furnace. This mixture is then blown or moulded to produce new glass products.