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Rubbish Removal Sydney

Simple Tips on Sorting Waste for Recycling

Sydney’s zero waste campaign to “reduce waste sent to landfill and keep streets clean” means that everyone should try to sort out waste that can be reused and recycled or made into new items.

It’s difficult to control waste segregation in public places but possible in households and workplaces. To make recycling easy, it is important to know what items you don’t need can still be recycled and what should be sent to the rubbish removal tips in Sydney and put them into different bins for each waste group or classification.

  1. Biodegradable waste

Biodegradable waste refers to rubbish that living organisms like bacteria can     completely break down and decompose within a short time or less than a year after disposal.

Leftover fruits, vegetables, biopolymers and wet paper waste are examples of biodegradable waste. If you have a backyard, you can dig a compost hole for biodegradable waste.

However, dairy products and meat should be buried or sent to the rubbish tips to avoid bad odor during decomposition.

  1. Glass waste

Glass bottles, jars and containers can be reused or recycled. Remove their metal or plastic caps or lids if they are for recycling.  There’s no need to remove the labels. So, wine, beer and soft drink bottles are for recycling. Even broken bottles can be recycled but they are hazards to the workers. Wrap broken bottles and send to rubbish removal tips in Sydney.

Glass containers for recycling should be empty and dry. Although washing them is not required, it’s better to do so to prevent any bad odor in the recycling bin.

Glass waste that is not for recycling includes oil bottles, mirror glass, light globes, laboratory glass containers, drinking glass, window glass, auto glass and other glass items are not for recycling. They are made from tough glass types that are not easy to melt and recycle.

Make sure to sort properly because even a few grams of drinking glassware can make a ton of recyclable glass classified as contaminated.

  1. Plastic waste

Plastic waste includes water and soft drink bottles, food containers, trays and tubs,  empty bag, other containers, boxes and PET bottles; as long as they are made of plastic. To prepare plastic waste for recycling, you can wash it to remove content food residues. Remove also the caps or covers of plastic bottles for recycling.

Plastic bottle containers of shampoo, soap and cleaning products are recyclable.

However, thin plastic bags, plastic toys, household items, bubble wraps, margarine containers, oil bottles, polystyrene meat trays, and dirty plastic products are not ideal for recycling.

  1. Paper and cardboard waste

This type of waste includes many paper and cardboard items such as magazines, egg boxes, cardboard, writing paper, newspaper, phone book and other cardboard/paper products. You have to remove plastic wrapping and dirt from paper products.

Cardboard and paper wastes are not for recycling if they are dirty or laminated/waxed. Pizza boxes can’t be recycled if they are contaminated with food residues.

Paper towels and tissues are not ideal for recycling because they were treated to be tough which make them more difficult to recycle.

  1. Metal waste

Metal waste includes every metal packaging product such as aluminum, steel and tin cans. Prepare them for recycling by making them free of food residues, grease and other contaminants. Then, flatten the items as much as you can. Any type of metal products that do not have contaminants is ideal for recycling.

There are other recyclable groups that are not listed. To be updated, contact your local waste and recycling authority for guidelines.

If you have no time to sort waste for recycling, Aus Rubbish Removals provides efficient and affordable rubbish removal in Sydney that includes waste sorting. Contact us today.

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Household Rubbish Removal

How to Prepare For Your Household Rubbish Removal in Sydney

Managing household removal may sound easy, but it is time-consuming. Sometimes, it is tough and stressful. You can avoid your household removal problems by hiring a household removal company. It can collect, segregate and remove the rubbish for you but it will take more time and labour if they do most of the job. It will also mean that you will have to pay more to the rubbish removal company.

Household rubbish removal is a recurring expense that you can reduce. How? You can save by reducing the amount of work to be done by the rubbish removal company. 

Here are some ways to prepare for an easy, efficient and fast household rubbish removal in Sydney:

1. Educate household members about proper household rubbish management

Household members who are old enough to understand should learn and practice proper household rubbish management. If necessary you can set and agree on some rules on rubbish disposal.
Among the important information household members should be aware of are: types of household rubbish, local laws on rubbish segregation and waste reduction. If the household rubbish is managed properly at all times, rubbish removal is easier and faster because the burden is shared by all instead of just one or two household members.

2. Reduce household waste

Waste reduction is an important part of proper waste management. Here are some ways you can reduce household rubbish:
• Recycle 
Separate rubbish that could be recycled into useful materials. Examples of items that are commonly for recycling are those that are made from paper (old books, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, etc. ), glass (bottles, glasses), metals, plastic and anything that can be reprocessed into new materials or products. Recycling prevents materials of value from being thrown away.

If you have no idea which household items can be recycled, contact Aus Rubbish Removal for help.
• Donate or Reuse
Have you accumulated many reusable glass containers? If they are too many for your own reuse, hold a garage sale or find out where you can donate them.
• Compost 
By composting, you reduce the weight of household rubbish for removal. You can compost food waste, green waste and other biodegradable wastes.

3. Have a schedule for regular rubbish removal and preparation.

 The preparation shall include the following:

• Cleaning and identifying items that have not been used for a long time. Analyse if you won’t need the item anymore or if you need them.
• Segregate rubbish as required, especially electronic rubbish because they usually contain chemicals and toxic metals like lead or mercury that are harmful to humans and the environment. 
Electronic waste includes television sets, computers, vacuum cleaners and other electrical devices.
• Pack some items if necessary so that they are ready for pick up by the rubbish removal company.

It is best to prepare your household rubbish without the pressure of knowing that it’s being picked up in a few hours. By reducing the amount of household rubbish, you don’t just save payment to the rubbish removal company, you also help save the environment. However, for toxic waste or rubbish that is too heavy to carry, get help from the experts.

For reliable household rubbish removal, enjoy the cost-effectiveness and expertise offered by Aus Residential Rubbish Removal Sydney. Call us today on 0402 244 036 to get a FREE quote.

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