Reducing your carbon footprint


Did you know electricity is one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions, so every time you make a coffee or turn the television on you are adding to global warming.

Recent years have highlighted to all of us the importance of recycling, recovery and re-use, now everyone is talking about the carbon footprint.

What is the carbon footprint?
The carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide.

At Wareham and Purbeck Skip Hire we recognise both the need to recycle and reduce our carbon footprint.

With the new regulations coming into effect 30th October 2007, for the pre-treatment of waste being disposed of at non-hazardous landfill.
Can companies be forgiven for believing segregation on site is fulfilling their responsiblities?

Not for us to judge, but if you look at the bigger picture, the majority of on-site segregation requires more skips to be delivered to cater for the different materials, the skips then have to be transported seperately to each recycling facility, often in neighbouring counties.

As one of the few companies in Dorset operating a fully licensed Waste Transfer Station specialising in the segregation of recyclable materials. We can deliver one skip for mixed waste reducing vehicle movements and carbon emissions.
All skips are tipped at our transfer station, we segregate materials by both by hand and machinery, either re-processing materials on site or stockpiling until transportation to the appropriate facility.

All recyclables are transported in 40 cubic yard container

Typical example:
Wood, plastic and cardboard segregated into 3 x  skips, delivered = 1 vehicle movement.
Every time 3 skips exchanged = 3 vehicle movements
Collection of 3 skips = 3 vehicle movements

Total for 24 cubic yards of recyclables = 7 vehicle movements

Wareham and Purbeck
1 x large skip of mixed waste = 1 vehicle movements.
Each time exchange  = 1 vehicle movement.
Collection = 1 vehicle movement

Total for 24 cubic yards of recyclables = 3  vehicle movements ( we don’t transport until we have 40 cubic yards)