We undertake house clearance in all areas of Dumfries: Dumfries Sanquhar Carsphairn Thornhill Langholm Lockerbie Lochmaben New Galloway Dalry Newtown Stewart Stranraer Portpatrick Drummore Wigtown Gatehouse of Fleet Cairnsmore of fleet Castle Douglas Dalbeattie Annan Moffat Beattock Whithorn Kirkudbright Gretna Canonbie.
How Does Northern House Clearance Services Work?
- The first step is to CALL US ON 07966 311 536 for prices/quote.
- We will ask you a few simple questions in order to understand your situation.
- 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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House Clearance Dumfries UK Recycling Scheme Results
A new survey of local authorities, carried out by House Clearance Dumfries shows that almost 26 million tonnes of municipal waste was generated in England and Wales in 2012/13. Household waste accounted for 23.82 million tonnes (over 90%), of which 1.54 million tonnes was recycled. This gives a national household recycling rate of 6.5%. The waste was dealt with in the following ways: 83% went to landfill, 12% was either recycled, composted or used in energy recovery and the remaining 5% was incinerated without energy recovery. House Clearance Dumfries manager commented, “These figures show how much work there is to do if we are to achieve both significant levels of recovery from municipal waste and a high level of recycling of household waste.”
Quarter of the UK population is just not interested in recycling
House Clearance Dumfries has revealed that a quarter of the UK population is just not interested in recycling. It also shows that more people than ever are aware of recycling facilities but cannot be bothered. Another major finding was that the younger we are the less likely we are to be ‘green’. Only 27% if 20 to 34 year olds regularly recycle, while 44% of people over 34, and over 50% of over 45’s. The survey shows that many people ‘pass the buck’ when it comes to recycling.
Although 47% of the people questioned could not be bothered to recycle their waste, they generally think that local authorities and manufacturers should take responsibility for ensuring more packaging waste is recycled. House Clearance Dumfries commented, “there’s still a major job to be done when it comes to getting people to actually turn good intentions into actions.”
There was good news for aluminium can recycling: 15% more people are recycling UBC’s, although many are unaware of the true value of cans. “If we could get across the true value we stand more chance of overcoming the lethargy of the British public. At present we remain a nation of people with good intentions who can’t be bothered to recycle their waste material and yet, for aluminium cans, we’re throwing away £27 million’s worth every year.”