Since the kids are on holiday and you have a few extra days off work, it may be a good time to spend some quality time with your family. After the big Christmas feast, you all may be looking for a way to shed a few extra pounds too! So, how about walking the streets and picking up some of that extra rubbish removal we have littering the streets every year?! Your neighbors will love you for it and you never know what amazing stuff you may find!

See What You Can Recycle From the Rubbish Removal Bin

According to House Beautiful, the UK generates thirty percent more rubbish at Christmas than any other time of year. About a BILLION cards are thrown out! The amount of Christmas wrapping paper binned could wrap around Planet Earth seven times! This usually means all the bins in your neighborhood will be overflowing with packaging material, cardboard, card stock, and paper. Since it won’t fit in the recycle receptacles, it will likely get binned and or strewn around the neighborhood unless you intervene! If you see clearly recyclable materials in rubbish removal bins, or on the street, you can collect it all and then call Clearabee for a pickup. They will come to the rescue in a jiffy and you’ll know they’ll get it to a place that will recycle it.

Score New To You Stuff

Sometimes when people get new stuff for Christmas, they turn around and throw out their old stuff which is still perfectly usable, and in fact, often in great shape. Score for you and your family if you’re the team ambitious enough to work off some of those delicious Christmas calories walking the neighborhood! The stuff you find can be better than you find at a boot sale and it’s totally free for the taking! Can you imagine walking along and finding a bicycle (better check with the neighbors to make sure they’re binning it), an extra radio for the kitchen, wooden shelves, or even extra cans of paint in a color you like! If you score something spectacular, post a picture on Clearabee’s Facebook page.

Make Some New Planters

As you scan through the neighborhood rubbish removal, you can also be on the look out for any container that could be converted into a planter. Some of the best garden planters are made from unique found objects that no one would have thought of as a planter. Even an old loo can make pretty planter when you put an English ivy in it and have it cascading down. Toy boxes, old chairs, coffee tables, and even lamps have been turned into one of a kind planters.

Build a Brilliant Garden Fort

Just like building a fort on the beach with whatever flotsam, jetsam, and other treasures you happen to find, you can do the same with the overflowing rubbish removal after Christmas. Make a rule though that anything you pick up for the garden fort must be durable in the elements. If it’s cardboard, you could potentially make an inside fort and then make sure it gets recycled later. However, for the outside fort, you’ll want it to be made from materials that can withstand rain, snow, ice, and heat.

Take a List With You

Let it be known to your friends and family that you’ll be going on a rubbish removal treasure hunt and ask them if there’s anything they’d like you to be on the look out for. This will make it funner for the kids and you may be able to make someone’s day! You could also invite them along of course.

Turn It Into a Contest

If you have some competitive types in your group, it may make this activity funner for them if you have a contest to see who can find the coolest discarded item. Of course, then every time someone finds something great, you’ll have to keep going to top it. This way, you’ll get even more exercise.

Take a Second or Third Patrol

The best stuff always gets found and claimed within a few hours of being binned or put on the street outside an overflowing rubbish removal bin. So, you and your family may want to turn this activity into rounds every two hours or so.

Have Fun With It

Patrolling the rubbish removal bins after the holiday is not only a great way to spend quality time with your family, and maybe find some cool loot, you may also meet some of your neighbors you have never met or perhaps haven’t seen for a while. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped clean up after the holiday and saved some recyclables from the landfill.