Recycling is now a must if we wish the planet to survive for the future of our children and the generations to come.
Here at Allsorts we try to think of the way things used to be. Where children could play at a stream without the fear of being poisoned. Where we could not walk 100 yards without seeing a tree. Where all forms nature (flowers, birds, wildlife) survived in abundance in the gardens and hedgerows amonst us.
Things have changed in the last 30 - 40 years in such a manner that the nature has been taken out of the meaning natural.
Example: If you take a washing machine, electric cooker, or tumble dryer to your local tip/recycling center, that appliance is then put into a pile and then collected for scrap metal... all the working parts of that machine then go to waste...
Here at Allsorts we do things a little differently; when you ask us to collect an appliance for recycling you are saving a little of the earth's natural resources, because we will either repair the actual appliance, or test, reclaim, and then re-catalogue parts from these machines for reuse or resale and then recycle the remains.
Here is a list of how we recycle different things:
Once collected, the loads that we bring from Office or House Clearances are hand sorted into different piles to be recycled in different ways by ourselves and other recyclers.
Metals will be sorted into different types and passed to scrap metal merchants or dealers for processing.
Cardboard and Paper are sorted for distribution to Waste Paper Centres.
Machinery and vehicles are disseminated depending on their type, value, and state of disrepair.
Washing Machines, Cookers, Tumble Dryers, Dishwashers, PS2 & PSP Consoles, and Henry or Dyson Vacuum Cleaners are either repaired and put up for resale, or, if they are in a bad state of disrepair they are dismantled and their reclaimed parts are used to rework other faulty machines... The residue from the machines that have been disassembled is then recycled at the relative processing plants.
Plastics and woods are recycled via the relative agents or directly at their relative processing plants.