What exactly is a bottle recycling depot? It is a facility that sorts, scans and collects bottles from residential homes, small businesses and offices. In this article, I want to explain what goes on at these depots. As of late, I’ve been reading up on how to reduce plastic bottle waste. Here are some of the things I’ve learnt.
When you go to a bottle recycling depot, you will be given a collection kit. You then need to go inside and empty the bottles into the collection kits. Once you have emptied them, all you need do is place the collection kits in your car boot or somewhere outside your home. These depots do not get people’s mailboxes so that you can leave all your unwanted bottles there for collection. If you live close to one, there is usually another collection centre that collects everything else that the first one missed.
Once you have emptied all the bottles, sorted and collected them, it’s time to head back home. Most of these depots will sort and store your waste paper. It may take a week or so, but eventually, you should receive your waste paper. At this stage, it’s worth making sure you know what is in your waste. You may find out that all your weekly shopping bags are full of paper and plastic.
One of the main problems with bottle reusing is that people put air fresheners and hair sprays into their bottles. Many of these will end up in the bin for recycling. This should be avoided as it encourages people to put harmful chemicals into their bottles. I’ve heard of some cases where the chemicals from air fresheners have been found in the bottle.
Another way to avoid waste is to purchase reusable bottles. It’s a good idea to use reusable bottles which are also biodegradable. These are more expensive than the non-biodegradable ones, but they can cut down on how many bottles your home ends up with. When it comes to using these bottles, it’s essential not to throw them away.
I hope this article has given you some ideas on how a bottle recycling depot can help you. There are many different bottle recycling depots out there, but they are properly registered with the local council. Ensure they do not allow plastics in their bins and take all bottles, caps, and stoppers to be recycled. If you are unsure whether a recycling depot is right for you, do some research online.