Knowing what to do with your excess waste can be really difficult. Anything than the usual general waste or recycling can often end up sitting in your garden or in your spare room simply because you don’t know what to do with it. However, some Australians have attempted other rubbish removal methods that should certainly be avoided! As with anything, there is a right way, and a wrong way with waste disposal. So here are 6 rubbish removal mistakes that you are probably making that you should stop making immediately!
Fact 1: Disposing of hazardous waste with general waste
One of the most common, and alarming mistakes being made by Australians every day is disposing of chemical or hazardous waste alongside their regular waste. What you may not know is that it is actually illegal to dispose of your old paint, vehicle fluids and batteries in the general weekly bin collection. This is simply because this chemical of hazardous waste requires special handling and proper disposal. Therefore, it should never be dumped with your regular rubbish. It is essential to separate your chemical waste from your general waste. So, if you can’t dispose of it in a general bin collection, what are you supposed to do with it? Well, in order to properly dispose of any chemical waste, you should hire a specialist rubbish removal company. These companies will have the correct knowledge and equipment to properly get rid of any chemical waste that you may have lying around your property. It is far safer for your family, and the environment if you hire someone to come and get rid of it!
Fact 2: Believing that all paper and plastic can be recycled
Another common rubbish removal mistake that people make revolves around recycling. Specifically, what can and cannot be recycled. Contrary to popular belief, it it is not possible to recycle all types of paper and plastic. Items such as wax paper, soiled paper, pet food bags and pizza boxes are not able to be recycled. Throwing these items into the recycling bin is not helpful for anyone! So next time you are thinking about throwing a box or a plastic bag into the recycling bin, think again! If you are unsure about what you can and can’t recycle, look on the item and see if it has the recycling symbol- if it does not, it is probably because it is non-recyclable.
Fact 3: Disposing of waste on your own
One of the most common rubbish removal mistakes made by Australians every day is the idea that you can dispose of all waste by yourself. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whilst you may believe it is easier and cheaper to get rid of it yourself, rather than hire a rubbish removal company, you are very wrong. What you are actually doing is wasting your own time, and harming the environment! Putting your excess waste in a landfill is not helping anyone. Instead of doing this, a better option is to hire a professional. By hiring a rubbish removal company, you will be saving yourself time and energy and probably money! Furthermore, it is better for the environment as the waste will be disposed of correctly.
Fact 4: Not taking advantage of skip bins
Skip bins have a bad rep, many people think of them as being expensive and pointless, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. By not hiring a skip bin, you are making rubbish removal far more difficult than it needs to be! Companies offer many different sizes and shapes of skip bin, to suit almost any need. The best thing about these bins though? You can essentially chuck all of your excess junk into it in one go and get it taken away for the professionals to deal with. This is such an easy way for you to dispose of your old mattress, fridge and TV! Just think, after an afternoon of moving things from your house, or garden and into the skip bin, you could be free of them forever! And all without the annoyance of trying to fit it into your car and paying to dispose of it at a dump! A skip bin is an easy way to get rid of everything in one go!
Fact 6: Burning waste
Another common, and all together wrong rubbish removal method used by many Australians is burning wastes. This is probably one of the most important waste disposal methods to avoid. This method is exceptionally bad for the environment due to the fact that it causes a lot of air pollution and can lead to health problems such as heart disease. Basically, burning your waste is bad for you, and the environment!