Blog: Materials Recovery Facility

7 surprising things that can be recycled…

In a world where we are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of sending waste to landfill, recycling practices have never been more important. We must all be sure to recycle all of our household items in our dedicated recycling bins and we must also do this in our workplaces too. Paper, card, plastic […]

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Our guide to disposing of hazardous waste

There are many items and materials that we use in our everyday lives and in the construction of our homes and commercial buildings, which once no longer needed, become hazardous materials. If these items are not handled and dealt with in the correct way, there could be health implications for those handling them and legal […]

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10 reasons to go for grab hire

Grab hire is a great option for disposing of waste generated at commercial construction sites and also a viable choice for some domestic projects, such as large-scale landscaping and driveway renewals as it enables large volumes of waste to be removed quickly and easily. For larger domestic projects, grab hire is ideal as much larger […]

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Recycling worksheet for kids

Are you home schooling your kids during the COVID-19 pandemic? Why not try our fun recycling worksheet? It’s entertaining as well as informative! Suitable for Primary-aged children. Simply print out the pdf and get started! DOWNLOAD AND PRINT! TJ Waste provides a range of waste and recycling services, such as skip hire, grab hire, commercial […]

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10 shocking facts about waste

The UK waste industry faces greater challenges each year as the population grows. We’re producing more and more waste but we’re also striving to manage the processes in better ways to limit the impact on our environment. Read on to discover 10 shocking waste facts that will blow your mind… 1. Each person in the […]

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Keep your home project on track with TJ

It seems like everyone is making the most of their extra time at home at the moment, with many people committing to home and garden improvements to keep themselves occupied. Whether you’re undertaking the project yourself or have employed someone to do it for you (with social distancing in mind) it’s a very useful thing […]

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The history and future of recycling

Recycling has taken place in various forms throughout history, with the Romans recycling bronze coins into statues and the first record of paper recycling taking place in Japan in 1031. Recycling grew out of necessity in the 1900s, particularly during WW1 and WW2 when things were not readily available. Recycling really started to take off […]

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A skip’s journey…

Most people have hired a skip or thought about hiring one in the past. If you have the need for one, now is a great time to do it as we can’t really do much else so we may as well use this time to do something productive!  Whether you’re taking on some DIY projects, […]

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Opt for skip hire over illegal fly-tipping

During the coronavirus lockdown period, there’s been a surge in fly-tipping in some parts of the UK, with the Countryside Alliance reporting a 300% rise in some areas following the closure of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). This increase in fly-tipping has put additional pressure on local authorities who may already be finding it challenging […]

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