The Benefits of Segregating Waste

17th November 2017

The Benefits of Segregating Waste

Are you looking to implement a waste strategy in your home or workplace? If you are thinking about ways you can be more environmentally friendly, why not think about how you can segregate your waste?

Waste segregation is simple to implement and can make the recycling process a lot easier. Read on to find out more about segregating your waste!

The Waste Segregation Process

One of the easiest ways to segregate your waste is to have different coloured bins for different types of waste. This means it will be simple to keep the various types of waste separate and therefore easier to recycle.

The types of waste that you have will impact how you segregate it. This type of segregation is perfect for general household waste such as paper or cardboard. If your waste is hazardous you will have to segregate it from other forms of waste and dispose of it correctly.

Types of hazardous waste that The Waste Group can help you dispose of include…


We can help with this complicated form of disposal for you, see our FAQs for more details.

What are the benefits?

A great benefit of waste segregation is that it makes the recycling process so much easier! If your waste is separated you’ll know exactly how and where to recycle it, making the waste management process as straight-forward as possible.

There are also some legal obligations involved. According to the Waste Regulations 2011, paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass at source must be segregated unless not technically or economically possible but check with your local household recycling service for their guidelines and these services vary between regions.

Finally, segregating waste is of course extremely beneficial for the environment. Your waste will go to the correct place and will be disposed sustainably.

We hope you have learnt all about waste segregation in this blog post, and the benefits of including it in your waste strategy.

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