Recycling Waste Collection
Recycling Waste Collection

Recycling Waste Collection in London

To recycle is to break down old things and use them once more. This is a process that everybody should know since it enables us to use a small amount of the resources given to us by nature. Recycling is one of the many ways you can preserve the environment, and it allows everyone to show some love to mother earth.

Would you like to begin a project on recycling? Here are some ideas that can help you:

Old uniforms

Everyone becomes bigger and unable to wear certain clothes, particularly school uniforms at a point in their life. This means we are quite right to say you may have some old uniforms that are not your size again.

Here's what you can do:

  • Adjust the clothing. Since you've grown much bigger than your uniform, you may get it altered. Areas like the sleeves, hem, and waist can be adjusted to fit again.
  • Hand over the clothing to others. That you can't wear them any more makes it even perfect for those you're older than to wear school clothing. Your brother or sister you're older than can make good use of this clothing. Your friend who has got a smaller body size can use this clothing too.
  • Via local sales where you live or online such as GumTree, where sales of clothes are typical.
  • To local clothing banks in your borough. A number of them can reach you to get these items. Get more information about this from your dad or mom. Donations of old school clothing can be made to charity shops where you live.

What can happen to old uniforms?

It isn't good to throw away old clothing. These items are mostly dropped at landfills, and the sad thing is that many cloth materials are not degradable. Hence, recycling becomes a much better choice, particularly in cases where less privileged people get these clothes from clothes bank and charity shops.


Have you got waste papers from old workbooks you no longer use? It is time to turn them into something useful.

Here's what you can do:

  • Local recycling. Have your local paper recycling site recycle your old paper - many of them offer this service. The staples will be removed at the mill.
  • Pet bedding. Your old school workbooks can form a nice bed for your pet. Use the paper (ensure the staples are removed) to cover the space your pet lies in and even around their cage.
  • Doodle pads. Some sheets of paper from your old school books can serve as pads for recording information from a landline telephone. Get some and keep close by.

What can happen to paper?

The paper mills typically sort paper and put them through a process to break them down into pulp and make new paper.

Packed lunch waste

There are times you don't eat some foods that make up your lunch, or you may be filled. Don't throw it away; make use of your school recycling services to turn it into something useful.

  • School recycling. You can recycle the lunch you don't eat at your school recycling plant. Ask your teacher if your school has one.
  • Production of compost. A great way to turn food waste into good use is by making compost from it. Again, seek permission from your school authority for this. Food waste from your teacher's lunch can also be turned in. This compost can find use in your school garden (if there's any).

What can happen to packed lunch waste?

Food waste dumped in landfill will emit dangerous gases that can poison health. The good thing here is these gases can be converted to energy for home use. Have we talked about the benefit of compost in farming? Farmers can use this compost as organic fertiliser to grow crops. In spite of this, some materials just won't come under recycling, such as paper for wrapping, wax paper, and so many others. So, should you give up on recycling? Not at all. Recycle what's recyclable, and the environment will thank you later.

Fun time recycling

Here, adult supervision is important because these recycling activities need someone older to guide children.

Don't see recycling as a task that demands all the seriousness in the world. It's a fun, but educative activity that children will love to participate in, provided the ideas are interesting.

See the one below.

Paper recycling for children

Children will have so much fun learning how to recycle paper with simple tools they can find around them.

The following materials are needed for children's paper recycling:

  • Iron
  • Newspaper
  • Measuring cup
  • Blender
  • Water
  • Square pan
  • Bucket
  • Window screen
  • Hand towels

Here is the procedure:

  • Tear up the old newspaper into small sizes and soak it for 30 minutes in a bucket filled with water.
  • Take out a handful of the wet newspaper, load in your food processor and let it grind till it turns mushy.
  • Transfer the paper that is now slurry to your measuring cup, then pour around 3cm of water into the square pan.
  • Keep the window screen on the pan and add one cup of pulp onto the screen.
  • With your fingers, distribute the pulp all over the window till it feels slurry.
  • Raise the window from the pan so that the water can be drained.
  • Place that side of the screen carrying the slurry pulp on a towel and very slowly detach the screen and let the pulp remain
  • Place another towel on the pulp and iron it. Alternatively, you can process the pulp with a rolling pin.
  • Keep the pulp to dry for one day.
  • You now have recycled paper for fresh use.

Junk collection contest

Gather the children and challenge them to a junk collection contest at your local beach or park. The child with the largest volume of junk in half an hour wins. Though fun, this teaches children how clutters can harm the environment, and at the same time, you will be performing community service.

Artful recycling

Waste can be transformed into beautiful things that children and adults find fascinating. Check out these concepts:

  • Children schoolwork can be saved like a work of art by arranging the pages of their workbook like frames and murals
  • Beautiful garden ornaments can be made from car hubcaps splashed in great paints
  • Stringed casters and trays can be made from unwanted bottle corks

Trash for making instruments of music

  • If you concentrate on making percussion instruments of music, not the woodwind type that may be difficult, it becomes simpler to get musical instruments from rubbish.
  • You can make drums easily from plastic containers that have been trashed. Because of their different sizes and shapes, these containers can make enjoyable music of different sounds for children.
  • Trash containers can be decorated with plastics that can be stretched to make them appear idealistic.

Public speaking contest

Children are different, and not all of them may jump at the idea of talking about certain concepts like recycling in public, although it is a useful tool in helping children learn how to recycle. Making it a contest can boost children's morale to seek ways to know more about recycling and how too much rubbish affects the globe. Pupils can learn greatly from this activity.

Should you like these inspirations or have questions you want to ask, feel free to give us a call on 02037450967. If you like a word in person, visit our office at 12 Hay Hill London, W1J 8NR.

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