10 Easy Ways to Become Environmentally Friendly

Being environmentally friendly is basically leading a life that does not put any harm to our environment. This means that you have to take personal measures to make the earth a better place for our communities and generations to come. The following are the measures you can take to conserve the environment effectively.

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  1. Protecting water sources.

Trying natural pesticides and herbicides can be a good way to start. You can plant species that can just naturally take care of the pest and weed problem in your garden. Moreover, personal body care items such as soaps and shampoos usually have a significant negative effect on the environment. Consider replacing them with natural versions.

  1. Avoid dumping hazardous waste materials

Environmentally hazardous materials may include paint, plastic substances and ammonia. The above only constitute a very small number of toxic wastes which are quite harmful to the environment.

  1. Plant more trees         

 We all need trees in this planet and the reasons are rather obvious.  Trees are necessary in the production of oxygen, timber, preventing soil erosion among other numerous benefits. Start planting as many trees as you can.

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  1. Buy recycled products

You should always go for recycled products when you visit a store. You can only identify them by the recycle symbol that is usually printed on them. That will make you environmentally responsible and eco-friendly.

  1. Install a better shower head

    Ensuring that you install a better shower head which is meant to preserve water and reduce the water heating cost is a way to show your support for the environment conservation campaign.

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  1. Re-use

There are so many things we usually throw away but can essentially be reused. Re-sealable plastic bags that held carrots today can hold crayons tomorrow. Change your mind set about reusing your things today and help save our planet.

  1. Buy locally grown produce

Buying locally grown products is vital in supporting local farms. This purchasing behavior encourages the maintenance of our planet’s protective layer by promoting natural production of environmentally safe products.

  1. Use both sides of the paper

So much paper is thrown away by an average person and is even worse when that person is an office worker. This should not be the case if you set your printer’s default option to print double sided (duplex). 

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  1. Maintain your vehicle

Vehicles have been one of the biggest contributors to air pollution at present. Most of these vehicles usually have poor systems because of their poor maintenance. Take the task to regularly maintain your vehicle and save our planet today.

  1. Join environment conservation groups.

These groups assist you to reach out to other people and educate them on the environment conservation methods.

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7 Signs of a Quality Rubbish Removal Company

When hiring a rubbish removal company, there are some rules and guidelines that should always guide you. Otherwise, you may not just end up paying them money for work not done; worse, you may find yourself with a load of rubbish with no idea of who to turn to. Therefore, it is always prudent to follow the below 7 factors, before hiring any company to remove rubbish from your premises;

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1. Open; a good rubbish removal company should be open and not shy about going public with their services. This includes being available on social media, or having a website. Being open means they are not afraid of giving clients promises, and later failing to execute them.

2. Customer care; good customer care also matters; you want a rubbish removal company that you can reach and talk to at any time of the day or night.

3. Experience; how experienced is the removal company? Do they have experience removing rubbish in a setting similar to yours?

4. Specialty; some rubbish removal companies are experts at removing waste from offices, houses, or in commercial property. Thus look for one that suits you, and is able to clear your rubbish effectively.

5. Integrity; you may wonder where integrity comes in? Look at it this way; the staff from the rubbish removal company will visit your home or office in the line of duty, and you may have precious items like jewelry, electronics, and phones, all there. You need a company whose staff can be trusted to do the job, and leave all your items intact.

6. Equipment; another thing to look out for before hiring a rubbish removal company, is how well quipped they are for the job at hand. Do they have specially designed trucks to handle all manner of waste? Are their employees well equipped and dressed to remain safe as they execute their job? If a company doesn’t have proper equipment for the job, go to the next one.

7. Licensed; a god rubbish removal company will be more than willing to share with you their license and other legal documents pertaining to proof of their suitability to do the job. This could include a license from the local authorities showing that they are not just authorized to remove rubbish, but also that that they are qualified to handle and dispose of any toxic waste.

Conclusion; If a rubbish removal company meets all the above factors, then chances are that it will do a great job.

We do night rubbish removal as well – Quick Wasters

Rubbish removal can be a bit inconveniencing, especially if you are the kind that leaves home early, and comes back late in the evening. You may find rubbish and junk accumulating in the compound, and unless you come up with a smart strategy to eliminate it, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed. Our rubbish clearance and removal services involve night removal as well! In other words, we’ll come collect the rubbish any time that suits you even if it means at night. This could be in the office, or at your home.

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• Our night rubbish removal services are reliable, and very efficient. Our personnel has got the equipment needed, and proper lighting in order to ensure that we leave your premises sparkling clean
• Also worth noting, is that we are always flexible and whatever night time you propose, we’ll be okay with it. Whether you arrive home past 8pm, or need the rubbish removed as early as 3am, we are always flexible. Thus you do not have to cancel your daytime engagements; just contact us, and we’ll agree on a suitable time.
• Unlike day time rubbish removal services, night removal is unique in that if it is in an office, there are fewer employees crisscrossing or interfering with our staff. Thus our night removal services are more efficient, and your employees will all wake up to a clean, and tidied up office.
• Bin emptying; another advantage of our night rubbish removal services is that we also empty the bins in the middle of the night, and leave other clean ones for your use. Whether in an office, or at home, arriving at work to clean and freshly smelling bins is always a nice way to start the day.
• Junk transporting; old sofas, car tires, car batteries, broken furniture, all this junk lying in your home compound could cause injuries, and should be therefore removed. The best time to collect and transport this kind of waste is at night, when there’s less traffic or preying by curious eyes. We have specialized trucks to transport all kind of junk, and take it for disposal or recycling.

Night rubbish removal services are the way out for those who find themselves too busy to have time for the same at the day time. Get to us today, and we’ll arrange to have all rubbish cleared at night when you’re present. For more information, you can check http://www.quickwasters.co.uk/blog

Why You Choose Us As Your Rubbish Removal Company In 2016

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2016 is just round the corner, and even as you anticipate the coming of the New Year, it is also time that you made up your mind about getting a good rubbish removal company in readiness for next year. After all, a clean office or home is a lovely place and everyone would wish to work or live in such. We have emerged as the leading garbage collection company in London, and its vicinity. Below are some of the main reasons why you should try our services;

Experienced; we have been offering garbage clearance services for several years now, and this has offered us invaluable experience. Regardless of the amount of garbage you want collected, or where it is located, you can always rely on us to handle it with ease and do a great job.

Expertise; apart from the long experience, our personnel is also highly trained on waste removal. From sorting the garbage into recyclable and non recyclable items, then separating the toxic waste, we are always equal to the task at hand

Flexibility; we understand that different clients have varying schedules, and as such, flexibility on our part is vital. We offer garbage clearance services on weekends, at night, or even on public holidays. Thus you don’t have to be inconvenienced in order to have garbage removed from your premises. Rest assured that we can always be flexible enough.

Eco friendly; our company greatly values eco friendliness and all our services are anchored on this concept. We don’t make use of harmful chemicals when disposing of any garbage we collect; neither do we dispose of toxic material carelessly. You can spare yourself the trouble of wondering where and how to get rid of toxic waste, as we go on to do that in the right way for you.

Affordable; our services are also relatively affordable, compared to what our competitors charge. We charge depending on the waste to be collected, which means that the more the waste, the higher the price, and the lesser the waste, the lesser the cost of clearing it. However, we also arrange with clients and bill them on a weekly or monthly basis, a flat figure that is constant regardless of the amount of the garbage available.

As we look forward to 2016, hire us today for the best rubbish clearance services, at home and both in the office.

What are the ‘Greenest’ Cities in the UK?

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The world is gradually moving towards embracing development agenda that is hinged on the need to protect the environment. Even as world leaders meet in Paris to make this happen, some cities across the world have made strides towards this end. Green cities are more than just about planting trees, embracing recycling, or reusing waste items. Rather, it is about governance structures, it is about making sustainable development decisions that are informed by a need to conserve the environment in every possible way. Below is a list of some of the greenest cities in the UK;

Newcastle; this city ranks as one of the greenest cities in the whole of the UK, beating cities such as London and Manchester. Local authorities have embraced recycling so much that they extend these services to flats and homes. In Newcastle, you’ll find chargers for electric cars and bikes located in almost every corner of the street. Newcastle’s annual carbon footprint of just 6.8 tonnes is considered to be relatively low.

Leicester; Leicester has planted over 10,000 trees since 2009. It has an effective and orderly public transport, very safe and attractive lanes for cyclists as well as for pedestrians.

Brighton; Brighton embraced green and eco friendly policies long before the world had discerned global warming. The city was the first in the whole of the UK, to elect a Green MP, Caroline Lucas. It is a low carbon economy, and businesses that have sprung up here have also embraced this trend.

Bristol; this is another green city, and it has plenty of green park spaces. Bristol’s council authorities plan to reduce the cities carbon emissions by up to 40% in the next decade.

London; London is the heart of the UK; it is home to 1/6 of the total population. For a world class City that is home to many companies and industries, London has made great strides in going green. From the ‘Boris bikes’, to constructing Superhighways for bikes, to the population embracing public transport; the city has clearly seen an improvement in its carbon emissions. Presently, 7 % more people are using the public transport, compared to last year. Lesser cars on the roads mean lesser carbon emissions.

Plymouth; this is a port city, and it too has made great strides towards going green. Plymouth boasts of one of the best, most effective recycling waste management programmes in the U.K.

Tips for Recycling your Christmas decors

Hark the herald angels sing;
“we should all recycle that thing;
Please the earth”, the angels cried;
“it’s easy with the Recycle This guide!”

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Christmas is beckoning, the excitement is palpable; it is only a few days around the corner. From the gifts, the tasty meals, to the Christmas home décor, we have figured it all out. But have you taken a minute to think what you’ll do with all the décor and items you’ll find yourselves with once Christmas is over, once the festivities have passed? Well, it makes sense to do so. As a friend of this earth, you can embrace some easy, cheap, and very effective recycling tips that will go a long way in helping conserve the environment.

Gift Cards; in this festive season, you are bound to receive plenty of Christmas gift cards from friends and family. After Christmas, you can re use the same cards for other purposes. Besides, you can creatively use them by trimming their edges with shears and use them as gift tags come 2016. This not only is a great way to re use them, it also saves you some coins. Still, the cards can be used to make children toys with ease.

Christmas tree; often, the authorities go round homes collecting Christmas trees, for recycling. The trees may be shredded into bits and the bits then used in public parks and other such places. Never miss a chance to give your tree for such noble purposes, and leave it to wither and dry up in your backyard. You can also slash the Christmas tree when it is still green, and then use it for mulching. Once it has withered or dries up under a shade, you can use it to mulch the plants and flowers within your garden.

Gift Wrappings; although we all get excited when tearing off gift wrappers for our Christmas gifts, perhaps we should consider being a bit gentle! The same shiny and colorful gift wrapping for a Christmas gift, can be reused to wrap another gift the following year. Consider unwrapping your gifts gently, and removing the wrapper when it is as whole as possible. You can even wrap a gift next year using wrappers of a different color, from two different gifts, and still make the current gift look colorful and creative.

Don’t waste your Christmas décor, don’t let it litter you home and lie in the compound uselessly! Visit for more information.  

Start 2016 Clean At Office and Home

People are fond of making New Year resolutions, often regarding individual goals and targets. While this is commendable, it should also be noted that cleanliness plays a huge role in helping you achieve what you have sent your eyes on. A clean home is a great place to live in, while a clean environment makes employees more productive and contented. It is thus the high time you made a decision to start 2016 in a clean environment, and maintain that trend all year long. Below are some tips you can embrace to position you for a clean start to 2016;

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Rubbish bins; whether it is in an office, or at home you can start by placing rubbish bins strategically around. Rubbish bins reduce littering in the compound, especially if placed along entrances and areas where employees congregate often.

Less Paperwork; in the office, you can have your fellow workmates reduce their paper work. In this day and age of the internet, almost everything that would be done on paper can be done via email. And if papers have to be used, always ensure you use both sides of the paper. This is a great way to ensure that you start your 2016 a clean and tidy office.

General cleaning; before the year comes to an end, you can organize with members of your staff, or family members to carry out a thorough cleaning of the home or office. This could include unclogging drainage systems, scouring the toilet seat and sinks, removing cobwebs, and so on so forth. Ending the year on such a clean note will ensure that everyone starts their new year in a clean environment.

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DIY; there are some easy and simple DIY tips you can make use of to enhance cleanliness in your home. Tasks such as slashing grass in your compound, or trimming over grown hedges is not only a nice way to exercise; it helps your place appear neat and well kept.

Rubbish Clearance Company; one of the most recommendable and effective ways to ensure that your start 2016 on a clean note, is by hiring the services of rubbish removal companies. These companies are experts in collecting garbage in both residential and commercial properties. Besides, they are able to handle any amount of garbage you may have, and dispose of it in eco friendly ways.

Quick Wasters Do Environmentally Friendly Recycling

Recycling of products has emerged as the cornerstone for most of the efforts the world is witnessing in a bid to save our planet. Recycling is a good way of being eco friendly; it helps recycle waste products and garbage into something that can be reused. And although many individuals have embraced recycling, it is only important that rubbish clearance companies embrace this trend too. At Quick Wasters, we pride ourselves in offering 100% eco friendly services to our clients. From the bags we offer for garbage collection, to the way we dispose of the waste, all our services are well thought of.

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While most companies will promise you that their recycling services are eco friendly, the truth is that this is often far from the truth. It is not enough that that a waste collection company promises to recycle your waste; what means are going to be used to recycle that waste? Could the process of recycling itself, be more harmful to the environment, than coming up with the recycled products? All these are questions we asked ourselves at Quick Wasters, before arriving at our recycling methods. We go to great lengths to ensure that when we have sorted and compiled all waste, we separate all recyclable materials. Having identified what needs to be recycled, we then come up with the best and safest ways to recycle it.

For instance, while materials like plastics are recycled by being melted high temperatures, most companies burn tones of fuels to make this possible. Yet, if the same plastic is exposed to direct sunlight for some weeks, it becomes easier to melt, and less energy is needed to melt it! Talk of being eco smart! We use such basic but effective tips to ensure that our recycling is eco friendly. Again, we ensure that the bins we use to collect litter from our clients are recycled from materials collected previously.

Don’t be fooled, recycling is one thing; recycling products in an eco friendly way is another thing. Quick Wasters has emerged as a game changer, and you can always count on us to use eco friendly methods to recycle any waste we collect from you. We are not just driven by a hunger for profits, which makes most companies throw caution to the wind. Rather, we are always guided by the principle of eco friendliness.

Our Clearance Solutions for Year End

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The end of the year means different things to different people. To some, it means the excitement of anticipating the New Year; to others it means a time to celebrate their achievements as the year lapses. However, to some, it means having waste and junk that has accumulated all year cleared from their premises. This is especially true for large commercial premises, or even homes that need to give their compound a facelift. At Quick Wasters, we are only too aware of this fact, and have come up with our clearance solutions for year end;

Commercial property; Clearing waste from a commercial property, including in offices requires a keen planning in order to make it effective and convenient for everyone. Seeing that offices may always be busy on weekdays, we advice our clients to consider having a flexible clearance company whose staff can be available on weekends, or in the evenings. What we do is that we provide our clients with recycled bins that are placed strategically around the premises. All employees are then requested to minimize littering, by dropping all their waste in the bins. Our bins have lids to reduce any foul stench from the waste, and we are even designing perfumed bins that will leave your office smelling nicely. We then pick the bins after every 2 days and leave you with other fresh ones. We are able to come even after work, so that we don’t inconvenience other employees.

• Home/ residential clearance; home clearance also requires special considerations, seeing that it is the place where you spend most of your time. As the year comes to end, you should make a point of having all junk and waste that has accumulated in your compound cleared. Our waste clearance solutions for homes include garden clearance. In other words, we don’t just collect the waste and junk littering your compound, we go ahead and trim any overgrown hedges within your garden, and basically leave the garden neat. Any waste that can be recycled, we always take it for recycling. Besides, we advice our clients on the need to utilize recycling, by making use of anything that can be reused.

In a nutshell, we are your partner of choice in as far as ending the year on a clean note is concerned. Regardless of the nature of the clearance, we have proved time and again to be equal to the task at hand.

How To Pick A Good Office Clearance Company

Office waste seems like waste that office employees can manage on their own. But as the company grows and expands, you’ll need to get a reliable and effective way to have all the waste in the office cleared and disposed of properly. Rubbish clearance services offer these services, both in homes and offices. When hiring an office clearance company, there are some basic considerations you’ve got to always consider;

  • Reputation
  • Experience
  • Flexibility
  • Specialty
  • Reliability

Our Clearance SolutionsReputation; an office dictates that everyone carries themselves with decorum and with high standards at all times. What is the reputation of the rubbish clearance company you wish to hire? How do they dress their staff, are they guys you would be embarrassed dropping by your office when you have clients? Do they have integrity, can they be trusted in an office alone without stealing or tampering with items left behind?

Experience; ask yourself, how experienced is the clearance company you are offering? Is the company experienced in collecting rubbish from an office setting like yours, or on the top floor? Or are they used to dealing with small and medium offices? Their experience should also include things like the ability to clear office waste several days a week, or even daily.

Flexibility; most offices work from Monday to Friday and during those times, they may not be able to accommodate waste clearance companies coming during working hours. Thus, opt for a company that is flexible, than can clear the waste at night after work, or even on weekends. Office employees don’t need to be disturbed and distracted often by waste clearance companies emptying smelly bins, and so on so forth, during working hours.

Specialty; while waste clearance companies are versatile in offering their services to both residential and commercial property, some do specialize in clearing office waste alone. Such would be a better bet. Such companies have specialized in handling office waste and offering office clearance tips and advice.

Cost; having borne all the above considerations in mind, you should also consider the cost of hiring an office waste clearance company. Rather than picking the cheapest, or most expensive, one should always balance a fair cost, with the above factors. Some will charge you for every waste cleared from your office weekly or monthly; others will charge you a standard rate on a monthly basis for all waste. The latter option is more preferable.