The message of Christmas is that it’s better to give than to receive but, by a strange reverse logic, Christmas time tends to make us become hoarders – of all the stuff we receive as a result of others’ gifts.


Now comes news that hoarding is not so bad – and it might even help save the planet.


Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has introduced steel waste hoarding containers for its regular customers. Not only is this a simpler, safer and more cost-efficient way of storing waste, Waste King also believes that it makes segregating the waste easier – thus enabling the maximum amount of waste to be recycled and keep any resulting landfill tax paid to a minimum.


Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director, explained: “When it comes to waste storage, using steel hoarding is an excellent choice – from both an environmental and a cost-effective perspective. These containers offer excellent security since they’re difficult to break or climb over. They offer excellent privacy since each ‘side’ of the hoarding comprises one solid sheet of metal.


“They meet safety standards since they act as a solid barrier separating the waste from the outside world – and they offer great flexibility, since they can be customised via a range of accessories to meet customers’ particular needs. The panels have also been proved able to withstand wind speeds of up to 50mph,” he added.


The company’s steel waste hoarding containers:

•           Won’t rot or degrade

•           Are made of high quality steel components and won’t burn

•           Are portable and, thus, re-usable – which can save customers’ money

•           Are ‘profiled’ and, so, deter graffiti artists and bill stickers

•           Can accommodate changes in direction and elevation

•           Can incorporate mechanical gate locks with unique entry codes

•           Can be provided in customers’ corporate colours, to enhance their professional image – and customers’ signage can be added, using special adhesive tape


“In addition – or as an alternative to – these steel waste hoarding containers, we provide a steel waste cage,” said Andy Cattigan, Waste King’s operations director.


“Fast, cost effective and easy to erect, these cages offer a similar excellent degree of security since they’re difficult to break or climb over – and, with the addition of trampoline sheeting, they can provide privacy, as well as separate customers’ waste from the outside world. Moreover, like the waste hoarding container panels, the cage can be customised. It won’t rot or burn; can be re-used, and deters the graffiti artist and bill stickers.


“Once customers have put waste materials into their cage or container, a Waste King team of Environment Agency-licensed operatives can come along to sort, clear and then dispose of all the items,” Cattigan explained. “It’s cleaner as far as the environment is concerned, neater for the customer and, frankly, easier for us to sort, segregate and dispose of the waste.”


A key claim of Waste King’s is that it guarantees to recycle 85 per cent of all the waste – whatever it is – that it collects. In reality, the figure is now well over 90 per cent – mainly thanks to Waste King’s meticulous waste segregation policy.