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  • How to Reduce Your Waste in 2024

    As we step into 2024, the urgency to address our environmental footprint is more critical than ever. McCarthy, a leader in waste management, deeply understands the repercussions waste can have on our planet. With over 20 years of dedicated service, McCarthy is not just about managing waste; it’s about reducing it at the source and finding sustainable solutions that benefit our communities.

    Understanding Waste Impact

    The journey towards waste reduction begins with awareness. Every item discarded thoughtlessly has a life cycle of negative impacts—on landfills, wildlife, and even our climate. McCarthy champions the cause of not just managing but minimally generating waste, aligning with global efforts to preserve our environment for future generations.

    Strategies for Reducing Household Waste

    Minimising Food Waste: 

    Planning meals and shopping smartly can drastically cut down food waste. Innovative apps like Olio connect communities, allowing us to share surplus food instead of disposing of it, embodying the adage, “One person’s surplus is another’s supply.” =

    Not only can planning meals help reduce food waste, but it can also help reduce your overall food bill, meaning you are wasting less food and less money.

    Recycling and Composting:

    Recycling at home is getting easier with more opportunities from councils. DEFRA plans to make recycling even simpler in the next two years. 

    By properly sorting your recycling, you can significantly reduce the landfill burden. While many councils now allow more plastics to be recycled at home, most do not take soft plastics such as crisp packaging and bags. These can now be recycled at local recycling centres and supermarkets. 

    Composting is a great choice for organic waste such as vegetable and fruit peels and green waste from around the garden. Composting organic waste not only turns potential methane into nutrient-rich soil but can also help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. 

    Donating and Repurposing:

    Many of us have clutter in our homes. When we decide to clean up, our first instinct is often to throw things away. But instead of tossing everything, consider donating or selling items you no longer need. This could include clothes you don’t wear or furniture that is taking up space. By doing this, you can declutter your home and possibly help someone else in need. 

    Donating to a local charity not only can help clear some space but can help to improve someone’s life making you feel even better. 

    Sustainable Consumer Choices:

    Opt for products with minimal packaging, reusable over disposable, and items made from recycled or sustainable materials.

    When you need help, we’re here

    No matter what choices you make, there will always be times when you need to clear a lot of waste and you need it gone fast, and for these times we at McCarthy have a number of solutions to help. 

    Skip Hire. 

    For bigger jobs, like house clearouts or big improvement projects, hiring a skip is not only a great way to get rid of all your waste in one time but can also be a fast way of clearing the waste so you can get on with the job. 

    We offer a range of skips perfect for a wide range of jobs, from traditional builder skips for most jobs to drop-end skips, great for clearing heavier materials and using a wheelbarrow, or an enclosed skip for those times you want to make sure no one else is dropping their waste in your skip. 

    Cage Tipper Hire

    Our Cage Tipper Hire is great for jobs that are too big for the car but don’t require a skip. These can be single items or maybe a room clearance. Our Cage Tipper Hire can be booked the same day from as little as 30 minutes, and even better for you, our professional team will load the waste onto the tipper. 

    If you are unsure what you need or just to discuss your options, just get in contact with our specialist team, and they will be more than happy to help.