House Clearance Glasgow – Scotland v England Recycling Figures

We undertake house clearance in all areas of Glasgow: Bearsden Bishopbriggs Bowling Busby Cambuslang Clarkston Clydebank Duntocher and Hardgate Elderslie Erskine Faifley Giffnock Johnstone Kilbarchan Linwood Milngavie Newton Mearns Old Kilpatrick Paisley Renfrew Rutherglen Stepps.

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  • We usually just require 24 hours notice. We like to turn up at 9am on the day of our appointment and stay until the house clearance is complete.
  • Once we have removed all of the furniture, junk & rubbish from the house we will issue you with an invoice for your records.
  • We ALWAYS keep household items to one side which we know can be either re-used or donated free to charity. Our house clearance charges are fair & we do NOT add 20% VAT on the final price.

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Scottish recycling rates lower than reported

House Clearance Glasgow can report that Scottish recycling rates are well below those reported by the Accounts Commission for Scotland in March, according to research carried out by Audit Scotland. The recycling rate for household waste is believed to be just 3.8% compared to the 5.7% figure produced previously. This figure shows that Scotland probably has the lowest recycling rate in Europe, and recycles even less than England and Wales (c.8-9%). There are some success stories in Scotland: House Clearance Glasgow can report that Perth & Kinross has steadily increased its recycling rate to 12.9%, compensating for falling prices for glass and paper by collecting organic waste. Dundee showed that ‘deprived’ urban areas can also achieve relatively successful rates, at 8.1%. Fife however saw its rates drop from 8.1% in 1997/9 to just 1.8% last year due to declining markets for materials.

Recycling rises in England and Wales

The amount of municipal waste recovered or recycled in England and Wales rose to 17.3% for the year 2012/13 (compared to 12.7% in 1996/97), with household recycling rates rising from approximately 7% to 9.5%, and energy recovery increasing from 6% to 8%. Just under 5 million tonnes of municipal waste had some form of value recovered from it in 2012/13, up from 3.4m tonnes in 2010/11.

The Department of the Environment’s latest analysis of municipal waste arisings was released last month and is based on reports from local authorities, but is subject to revision. Current figures suggest that 28 million tonnes of municipal waste was generated last year, up from 26m tonnes in 2013/14. 90% of this waste was produced by households, accounting for 25.1m tonnes last year: equal to 25kg per household per week (1.3 tonnes/year).

House Clearance Glasgow notes that significant changes were reported on the waste collected. Last year, kerbside collections covered 40% of households, increasing the total amount of paper and board collected. Centralised composting schemes have expanded, mainly though the collection of green waste at civic amenity sites.