The Three R’s of Recycling

In the modern world, recycling is an essential requirement of households and businesses alike. Landfills, slow eroding plastics and other waste are not a healthy addition to our environment and must be dealt with appropriately.

If you are considering hiring a skip for recycling in Edinburgh, then there are three essential tenets of recycling that you should consider in order to make your business more environmentally friendly. We here at Buchanan Skip Hire consider them to be the Golden Three of recycling.

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The first step in the fight against waste is to reduce it from the outset. It seems simple, but it’s harder than it looks! Over-packaging of products is one of many issues which increase waste, so you should try to reduce the amount of products that you buy with large amounts of packaging. This will have a large impact on the reduction of your company’s wastage.


Don’t just restrict your waste reduction to the rubbish either! Consider your energy use elsewhere, simply turning off a light in an unused room can make a world of difference with very little effort.

Recycling becomes an easier task the less you actually have to recycle!


One way to further reduce your wastage is to simply reuse what you have. Throwing things away, buying more and then throwing them away again can become an unhealthy cycle. Especially in a business where you may have to order products in large quantities. This includes things like containers, papers and more depending on the type of business that you run.

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The final R of recycling is – drum roll please – recycling! Everyday items such as bags, containers, cartons, wood and even different types of plastics can be recycled. They are routinely disposed of without recycling for the sake of convenience. However, there are a lot of benefits for going that extra mile. Your business can gain a solid reputation for caring about the environment, you reduce the wastage cost overall, and in some industries, there may be a legal requirement for your waste recycling. These can be easily adhered to by a dedicated waste removal and recycling initiative.

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Making sure that you recycle correctly and efficiently is vital, recycling is not only good for your business but also for the planet.  When you hire a skip from Buchanan Skip Hire, you can be assured that on average, 80% of your junk will be recycled! If you have any further enquiries about hiring a skip, then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on 01506 411141. Our helpful team of recycling specialists are always happy to help with any questions that you may have.

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