A couple of years ago we moved house to our current property. When we did, we used it the occasion as an excuse to clear out loads of junk that we as a family were no longer using.
You can probably picture the scene; children’s toys, odds and ends from the garden, clothes and various other bits and pieces that were left in the house we’d just bought or we’d bought with us but weren’t using any more. Some of it was sold on Ebay and some of it given to charity. I was particularly proud of a child’s climbing frame that I rehoused after tweeting about it.
While I don’t live the environmentally friendly lifestyle I’d ideally like to, I do try and do the ‘green thing’ whenever I can. It was, therefore, important for me to make sure as much of our unwanted possessions were given new homes where they would be used.
Unfortunately the house move was somewhat blighted by the fact we’d moved from a property with a horrendous damp problem. Damp and mould had worked its way into various items including our bed, a baby’s car seat and several pairs of expensive shoes.
We had no choice but to hire a skip to get rid of all these damaged goods. It took me ages to find a skip company but little did I realise that a simple web search for skip hire UK would have had the desired result.
What I hadn’t appreciated was how much skip waste is recycled these days. Environmental restrictions and regulations for approved waste carriers are so tight they must recycle everything they possibly can.
Next time I hire a skip I won’t feel so guilty. I just hope that when it happens I won’t be throwing stuff out because it’s gone mouldy!