The cost of putting your rubbish into landfill is going up and up, forcing companies to re-think the way they dispose of their waste, take more care of the amount of waste they do dispose, and look for either new and innovative ways to reuse or dispose of their waste, or constantly scour the market for cheaper disposal companies.

This April, landfill tax will rise to a hefty £80 per tonne, being the 7th consecutive year for rising landfill charges. Since April of 2011, landfill tax has risen by £8 year on year. Whilst £8 alone seems a small number, it must be considered just how much an average business will throw away in a year. The charge increases on landfill tax are much more than just inflation accommodation – to put it in perspective, in 2007, landfill tax was at £24 per tonne. Increases to landfill tax make the argument for recycling, and the pressure upon businesses to take it more seriously, stronger.    

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Focusing more on recycling can help a business cut down on how much waste simply gets thrown on a landfill, and in turn takes a hit on their bank accounts. It is no longer simple paper bi-products that can be recycled. Food waste, electronic waste, and more. A huge number of products and items can be recycled, although not always as a whole item – often, a little bit of dissection is required to find the parts that can be recycled. For example, the outer casing for certain hand dryers is 100% recyclable, whereas the inside mechanics may not be.

Spend the time to find out what you can and cannot dispose of differently to landfill. For the rubbish that does go to landfill – make sure you find a waste provider who can promise you a set rate. When the landfill tax increases to £80 per tonne in April, Direct365 promise not to relay those costs onto our customers. We like to think of it as just extra time, on us, to figure out your sustainable waste disposal plans…

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