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The growing trend of waste reduction in homes to try reaching zero-waste levels is gathering momentum. Are you one of those making a contribution to helping with the world’s waste problems?

These days, throw away or disposable is commonplace. In this article we aim to give you some pointers that will assist you to reduce your waste at home.

The aim of a zero-waste lifestyle is to have a home that does away with all waste, that means no plastic, no packaging, or junk. Do you think this is possible? 

Well, to many it’s a mountain to climb, so our advice is to take it in small chunks, and eventually you will get there. Help make a difference by reducing your personal waste. Imagine how the world would be if everyone did it!

We should all be aware of the Three R’S waste management, and now, author Bea Johnson has added two more to delve even further in increasing the effectiveness of managing your household waste. 

Naturally, we at Rubbish Removal Chester take a keen interest in any recommendations on how to reduce waste, so we thought you’d also be interested.

Here are ones you know, and some new ideas too!


  • Refuse

Let’s not get saying “No” confused with junk or refuse. We’re talking about refusing to buy things like plastic, polystyrene and other potentially polluting packaging. This will be a great start to reducing the wrong kinds of stuff in your home.  

They are mainly single-use stuff, like coffee takeaway cups, takeaways in packaging that’s not biodegradable, plastic utensils and straws, and many others. You will always be tempted by specials which mainly are designed for takeaway consumption. Be aware of what is good and bad, and rather try taking reusable containers.


  • Reduce

Thinking about what we buy and whether we really need it is the first place to start. From there you create self-awareness about your reducing program. Not only will you start saving money, but you also will start helping the environment. 

Help reduce your energy footprint by starting to lead a more sustainable life. You will see it's quite easy, and just requires a little effort.

Here are a few examples:

  1. Refills are a logical way to start reducing your usage of plastic, especially things like bottled water, and reusable carry bags when you go to the supermarket.
  2. Save yourself money by using less energy. Households that do that have changed their lighting to LED, and installed smart thermostats which help regulate the use of your electrical appliances, in order to get efficient energy usage. 
  3. By not continually buying DVD’s or CD’s, but rather streaming your music or movies you will reduce the amount of hardware build-up in your home.
  4. Invest in smart appliances as advanced energy-efficient technology used in these household items will go a long way to reduce your energy usage. 
  5. Reduce plastic by changing from liquid hand soaps and shower gels to soap bars. This simple move eliminates the plastic packaging associated with them. Worldwide, the cosmetics industry produces in excess of 120 billion plastic packaging units a year, most of which are not recyclable.

Give us a call at Rubbish Removal Chester to help you with your initial appliance removal so that you can start decluttering your old appliances and start afresh. This will be the first step in the right direction. 


  • Reuse

Do we always have to buy new? Clearly you don’t want someone else’s junk in your house. But there are lots of perfectly good reuse items that are disposed of. How about looking at the many ways to reuse, as a simple way to reduce pressure on our environment. We think of furniture from an antique store, perfectly good, used building materials, that need a sanding down or coat of paint. Windows, doors, and roofing like tiles can still be fully functional and available at a fraction of the cost of new.

  1. Many fast food outlets already have replaced plastic straws and other forms of packaging with more eco-friendly alternatives. 
  2. It’s well documented how damaging used diapers are on the environment. By changing to cloth or reusable diapers you will help make a valuable contribution to helping reduce this burden on our landfills. 
  3. Do your part by getting your unwanted goods reused. We at Rubbish Removal Chester do home and estate cleanout services designed to assist you or a relative, with the onerous job of clearing household goods. By agreeing to donate these used items to a thrift shop or a charity you will ensure that someone is able to access them for further use.


  • Recycle

The best known “R” which is the most publicized “recycling’ is a very broad definition and relies on others to take waste and do something with it so that its disposal won’t affect the environment. 

Recently recycle programmes have been severely compromised due to COVID-19 lockdowns and staff illnesses. This has affected the way in which waste has been responsibly disposed, resulting in an increase in activities like fly tipping and illegal dumping.

All of us have a role to play in thinking recycling all the time to make a difference.


  • Rot

    There is a lot of household waste that can decompose and be useful for your garden. As the materials start to rot, beneficial bacteria, worms and other organisms that will break down the food and garden waste, will live in your new compost heap. Many gardeners start a worm farm as a way to speed up the process. All these efforts will help waste removal companies, and local councils reduce their load, and this will take pressure off landfills as a result. We hope we have inspired you and helped you on your path to a more environmentally friendly way of life.


Follow these leads to start implementing your new sustainable lifestyle. While it may seem an exceedingly difficult task, you just have to start somewhere, taking small steps. By following the five R’s guidelines, you are sure to get there.


We at Rubbish Removal Chester are committed to making a difference. Our professional waste removal services are provided right here in the Chester community, so please call us first anytime you need declutter or need advice, we will come out and give you the service you expect, and more!

Please contact us today for a No Obligation quote for your waste removal and house cleanup: 

Chester 01244 953100

Email: enquiries@rubbishremovalchester.co.uk

Website: https://www.rubbishremovalchester.co.uk/