Our service is also tailored to you, so we will come and collect your waste when you want. You also get a choice of bins, from your standard wheelie bin to bigger front loading bins.
For things that can be recycled, we offer a variety of different recycling services that cover different types of waste including cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminium cans and tins, and even computing hardware.
As of now, you cannot recycle crisp packets because they are made from a plastic film and not aluminium foil. If you scrunch up a crisp packet it will reform in some way, whereas foil will stay scrunched up.
Leicester-based Walkers Crisps has history dating back to 1824, with a butcher named Mark Butcher, who with his son, founded a bakery called Walker & Son. Walker & Son specialised in making pork pies. Meat rationing was put in to force during the Second World War. As a result, Walkers had to diversify. They initially looked at ice cream, but health and safety laws prohibited dairy and meat products to be made in the same factory. Instead, potatoes were chosen to be used, as they were not rationed. They continued to experiment with crisps after the war and in 1954, the first flavoured crisps were made, cheese and onion.
In 1971, the crisps side of Walkers was sold to the American company Standard Brands, which itself was later absorbed in to the global food conglomerate PepsiCo. 15 years after the crisps brand was sold, the pie business was bought out by Samworth Brothers. Today, both businesses are still based in Leicester and are as popular today as they have ever been.
Leicester has always been a city of diversity. Today it has big minority communities and this mix of people goes way back to when the warring Anglo-Saxons and Vikings put aside their differences and lived in peace in Leicester. This is said to be how the modern English language came to be because without this mix of different cultures and languages, English would have ended up with more complex grammar like German is today.
For more information on our general waste and recycling services, give us a call or fill in a form.