What Happens to Household Waste


Many UK homeowners are starting to ask this question, as most hire a skip and the waste is collected, but have you ever wondered what happens to that old furniture, or building rubble? The experienced general waste collection in Newcastle, for example, would involve recycling up to 90% of all domestic waste, including all of the following:

  • Timber and paper
  • All forms of plastic and rubber
  • Building waste
  • Gardening waste
  • Old appliances and devices

The waste management company would have extensive arrangements with many recycling plants, which ensures a high ratio of reusing, and with hardly anything ending up in a landfill, the impact on the environment is minimal.

Environmental Collaboration

The waste industry has seen many changes, and eco-friendly practices are the norm, and when you are looking for domestic waste removal, spend a little time browsing the supplier’s website, just to make sure they are accredited and approved. There are huge recycling plants across the UK, and each specialises in a specific field or recycling, and they are supplied by the local waste management companies that service the local community.


Gone are the days when you could just drive into a landfill and dump your waste, and with every stage of the waste disposal process documented, there is accountability with waste disposal. When you buy a composite building material, the chances are it was made from recycled waste, and with more and more people trying to reduce their carbon footprint, our planet will be a cleaner place for all living creatures.