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Staying Safe During Covid-19

It’s been over a month since the UK Government announced the official lockdown, some of you may have been in self-isolation for longer. This is to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and protect everyone around us, including our NHS. We’ve outlined in this blog some tips to help you stay safe and well, and keep occupied.

Tips for staying safe at home

The Government have told us to only go outside for food, health reasons or to work if you cannot work from home as you can spread the virus even if you don’t have the virus. This means that we’re spending more time at home. But, how do you stay safe even whilst you’re at home?

The first tip is washing your hands frequently and thoroughly with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel, this kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because your hands touch many surfaces, they can pick up viruses and touching your eyes, nose and mouth, these viruses can enter your body.

If you cough or sneeze, it’s important to follow good respiratory hygiene such as covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue which you then dispose of immediately.

We also recommend that you wash your hands after pulling in your bin when it’s been emptied, your refuse collector could have emptied up to 2000 bins before touching yours.

Tips for keeping busy at home

They’re loads of tips we can suggest to keep busy at home from reading a book to taking up a new hobby.

It seems that home improvements have been keeping people busy lately, when B&Q opened it’s doors here in Nottingham on Thursday 23rd April, hundreds of people turned up to get their hands on their stock. Just a couple of weeks before that almost 400 cars turned up to use the click and collect service at the Riverside Retail Park, which resulted in the Nottinghamshire Police having to assist staff.

Maybe you could try an upcycling project, check our blog here for some fun ideas, and to see even more ideas follow us on social media by clicking the icons below.

One method of keeping busy that has been popular has been clear outs, from wardrobe clear outs to garden clear outs. However, with this, we’ve seen a rise in flytipping. So, if you’re struggling to manage the waste your producing, which naturally you will be producing more, we can help. From on-demand waste collections to skip hire or even just help with overflowing rubbish. We can even provide you with pallets so you can keep busy with your garden work.

Staying safe when you have to leave the house

If you do have to leave your house, they’re several ways that you can stay safe, such as ensuring you always stay 2 meters away from people.

The World Health Organisation are also urging people to use contactless payments, the contactless limit on your bank card has been raised from £30 to £45. WHO claim that as physical cash changes hands multiple times, it’s much more likely to pick up bacteria and can cling onto the virus.

You can read many more tips to staying safe while out here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11320568/coronavirus-stay-safe-leave-house/

   

 

Clearing out your work space?

Like many of us across the country, you may have reduced business due to the restrictions in place while we tackle the Coronavirus. That doesn’t mean the time has to be spent being unproductive, it’s time to get those jobs done that you’ve been meaning to start but just haven’t had time for in normal business. Maybe that’s clearing out an old office, or sorting your archive cupboard, or maybe even disposing of redundant products. Now is the time to get those jobs done that you keep putting off, so you’re ready to bounce back once this is all over. And to help you during this process we’ll act as a single point of contact for all of your waste disposal needs, so you don’t need to waste time finding different companies, you can focus on clearing out your workspace.

Can you really collect all types of waste?

Our clearance teams are on hand to safely collect and recycle pretty much any type of waste product you have, but if you’re unsure what type of waste we’ll collect, here is a list of common items we remove from clearance jobs. Don’t worry if your items aren’t on here, get in touch with us and we’ll try our best to help!

Pallets – you can download our helpful resource on the types of wood pallets here.

Oil Rags

Tyres

Cardboard and Paper – Do you produce cardboard on a regular basis? Find out about our cardboard collection service here.

Baled Waste

Hard and Soft Plastic

Old Furniture

Rubble

Soil

Wood

Fabric

Newspapers and Pamphlets

We can provide a variety of services to suit your needs from skip hire, you can find out what size skip will suit you here, or we can offer on-demand waste services. Our on-demand waste service is a fast, and efficient all in one rubbish collection that we can offer nationwide. Get in touch to find the right option for you.

 

   

The solution for your distribution waste

Flame UK is in a unique position to support customers in Distribution, Logistics and Warehousing.

It isn’t only general waste we can collect, but pallets, card and polythene.

           

Coupled with our ability to provide vehicle maintenance waste materials such as oils, rags, scrap metal and chemicals.  We are also able to provide a cradle to cradle support system that helps our customer single source with confidence.

From excellent communication, account management and forward-thinking Flame UK promises to put your requirements first by taking the time to get to know your business.

 

 

Pallets

Our pallet collection service

Here at Flame UK, we offer a comprehensive pallet collection service. Whether you focus on pallets or have pallet waste from a wood recycling service, we’ll recycle them to a resource.

We make sure we focus on your needs, usage, and type of pallets.

All pallets we collect are sorted and graded to ensure you get the best possible commercial package available.  We can also include broken pallets with the load we collect, which helps you to reduce your cost even further.

We can organise our vehicle capacity to suit your needs, the volumes you generate, and your access capabilities.  Did you know that by collecting pallets from your site it can bring revenue into the business and reduce fire risk on your site? To find out more about the waste management services we offer, click on this link.

But, what do we do with the pallets we collect?

All pallets we collect will go through quality inspections, and we’ll carry out any repairs before they go into the market again.  Alongside our collection service, we can also supply you with usable recycled pallets. Many sizes and load capacity are available.  Part of our aim is to reduce vendors and help our customer become more efficient by completing your circular supply to you.

Contact us today to discuss the type of pallets you need and the waste pallets you generate. We may surprise you by what we have to offer.