Zero Waste Scotland is on a mission to turn Scotland into a waste-less society, new waste management regulations are coming into force for businesses at the beginning of next year. The regulations aim to revolutionise the way waste is presented for collection, so what does this mean for your company and are you prepared? (more…)
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The UK’s Environment Agency has, this month, announced that the number of waste-related criminal convictions for the year 2012/13 fell to a record low, with levels dropping by almost 100 convictions since 2011.
Here at AMA Skip Hire we make going green one of our top priorities which is why we’re thrilled to report that September 2012 will mark the birth of weekly kerbside food collections throughout Inverness, Culloden, Smithton, Ballock and Milton of Leys in a new effort to decrease the amount of food waste making its way to Scottish landfills. 30,000 households are set to be involved in the scheme which will see fruit, veg, bread, dairy, fish, meat, pasta, tea bags and other food waste responsibly recycled rather than being sent to a landfill where it would decompose and release harmful greenhouse gasses into the environment. (more…)
Despite countless green efforts by the city council an illegal dump has been discovered in Glasgow that could cost taxpayers up to £700,000 to clean up as well as hundreds of thousands of pounds in unpaid landfill tax. The site, located behind an industrial estate, is thought to contain thousands of tonnes of rubbish that was has been left behind by a former skip company. The company in question were given permission by The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) to bring rubbish to the site for the purpose of recycling on the understanding that they would ship un-recyclables to licensed landfills, not to run the area as a scrapyard. (more…)
As one of the UK’s most prominent cities, it might not be a huge surprise to learn that Glasgow City Council have recently confirmed a huge £6 billion worth of development is now taking place in the area. With recent investment drives and Government backed programs, not to mention the impending 2014 Commonwealth Games, confidence in the city as an opportunity for growth has been boosted with palpable vivacity across a number of new projects, with new sporting facilities, hotels and office developments featuring predominantly in the plan.
Whether you are living alone or in a busy household, you will tend to accumulate things that you may not really need over the course of several years. Most of us tend to hoard newspapers, little knick-knacks and lots of plastic, glass and aluminium bottles and containers, but this can take up unnecessary space that could have been otherwise put to better use. AMA Skip Hire has, therefore, put together some tips that will help you organise a home clear out.
London’s building industry is today seeing a surge, which is fuelling the growth of the building development industry in all of the United Kingdom. The statistics tell a story in themselves – 15 % of the houses built in the country as a whole were built in London.
From a busy house of four or more, right down to living alone, the amount of waste we find ourselves outputting can be staggering. Ever feel like you only took the bin out ‘the other day’, and here it is, full to the brim just hours later? Surely this can’t be good for the environment!? Well, certainly not if you’re failing to organize your household waste and get a system going to take care of it! We love systems here at AMA, so we thought we’d offer up some tips on getting your very own in place so you can be greener, cleaner and more environmentally friendly in your home!
Leicester and the surrounding area is undoubtedly a region of intense growth and development. It seems every other week a new project has begun, whether that’s redoing old streets and roads, building new homes and industrial buildings, or putting together plans for some of the most impressive technology parks the country has to offer! The area itself is an attractive proposition for both families and businesses, offering centralized location with access to all major cities with ease, and as a result a wealth of industry is growing there, as well as some beautiful rural outskirts that make for ideal places to bring up children. And speaking of children, it seems the latest development is set to benefit the kids of the area directly.