What is the problem with landfill?

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What’s the problem with landfill?

Here at Alan’s Skips, we sort through 100% of the waste we take in, to divert from landfill. Why do we do this? Read below……………………

In the UK, we send over 15 million tonnes of rubbish  from our homes to landfill every year. That is the same weight as 1.5 million London Buses!

Filling our land with rubbish is ugly. And it also causes significant problems for our environment.

Landfill sites generate climate-changing greenhouse gases when biodegradable materials break down. Electronic and building waste often contain toxic substances like mercury, arsenic, and solvents. Combined with ‘leachate’ – a toxic liquid formed when all types of waste break down – these waste products pollute our soils and groundwater.

Recycling is at the heart of what we do, hence why we aim to be carbon neutral and achieve 100% diversion from landfill.