Our Commitment to a Greener Planet
About 145 million tonnes of solid waste are produced in the UK each year by households, commerce and industry, including construction and demolition. Landfill sites receive over 60% of this waste for disposal. Approximately 20% of this is household waste!
Green Planet Clearance are fully committed to helping the environment. We recycle 90% of all house-hold waste. We are fully licenced waste carriers we have developed a strict recycling policy which helps us to keep as much waste as possible out of landfill and enables us to keep our own carbon footprint low and with it that of all our customers.
We prevent household waste from going to landfill every year by donating and putting to reuse items from electrical goods, to furniture, clothing, bedding and other recyclable items.
We donate up to 50% of all house-hold items to local charities and other organisations. All reusable, resalable and recyclable items of use are donated to charity shops for example whereas bedding, clothing etc. is donated to homeless organisations and animal sanctuaries.
35% of all your waste is taken to fully licenced waste recycling centres who separate each waste item into waste categories for waste recycling such as wood, metals, plastics etc. 90% of this waste is recycled.
Our relationship with local auctioneers means many of our house clearance items of all values are appraised by specialists, from modern furnishings and appliances to antiques and collectables and sold at the auctions.
10% of all waste sadly goes to landfill which is an inevitable by-product of simply producing so much waste as a nation and so much waste that cannot be recycled. However, more and more is being done to turn landfill waste into reusable energy through gas sources and so on. Long-term the aim is that even landfill waste can be put to good use.