Spring cleaners and DIYers are being urged to plan ahead and make sure they don’t waste their weekends and bank holidays needlessly queuing at the local recycling centre.
This time of year always sees an increase in traffic at council recycling centres as homes throughout Essex have a clear out, but with a little preparation residents can save themselves time, help reduce congestion at recycling centres and still give their old furniture a new lease of life in a new home.
Rather than just loading up the car, here are some easy and free ideas of how to get rid of your unwanted items:
Alternatively reduce trips to the recycling centre by saving items up to get rid of in one visit rather than making multiple calls, or take your waste to one of the smaller sites which won’t be as busy; sometimes a slightly longer drive could actually lead to a quicker trip.
Site rules have changed at recycling centres, please check details before visiting.