Here at ProJunk we help you remove your unwanted junk. We help you clear out your house, your office or your garden waste, and give you the opportunity to transform the space into something new and exciting, or allow you to move out and move on in a fast and efficient way.

That said, it’s also important to be mindful of the things we throw away, and think about how we can reduce our harmful impact on the environment.

So let’s look at some of the ways you can lessen your waste and start recycling better in the home.

Find out what can and can’t be recycled

Not sure which materials you can recycle? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But finding out is easy. The the next time you throw something away, just take a look at its labelling. It should tell you which parts of the packaging are suitable.

Over time you’ll know almost instinctively what you can and can’t recycle, but if you’re ever in doubt, just consult the web. There’s loads of advice out for budding recyclers!

Make it easy

Not knowing what can and can’t be recycled is one thing, but do you know what stops a lot of people from recycling their household waste?


So start by making recycling easy. Make room next to your bin for a recycling container, or go one better and buy an all-in-one recycle bin. Then you’ll have no excuses!

Work it into your routine

When we work activities into our lives, they quickly become routine. And once you’ve turned an activity into a routine, you’re much less likely to give it up.

So work recycling into your daily, weekly and monthly activities. Pick one weekend every month to visit the bottle bank and make sure you do it three or four times. It’ll soon sink in and become second nature.

Head over to recyclenow where you can quickly find information on your local recycling banks.

Why throw when you can sell?

Re-use is a form of recycling, and what would otherwise be thrown away is put to good use. So instead of throwing that piece of furniture away, why not advertise it for sale? It might not be worth much to you, but for someone else? You never know.

Work on lessening your waste!

Some waste just isn’t your fault. The flyers and letters that accumulate in your post box are a prime example. But you can stop these by contacting the Royal Mail and opting out of receiving addressed advertising.

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