Waste removal and management is something we all take an active part in at some level, whether it be individually or professionally. The fact is, this is a very important part of society and the way we manage waste removal can determine the well-being of future generations.
This being the case, it can be helpful to examine our waste removal habits and always look at new, more efficient ways to go about it. Let’s look at some of the common methods and learn a little about them.
Composting and self-recycling
This is a form of waste removal and disposal that sits firmly with the individual. Just about anyone can compost; all you need is compost bin and a garden or plants to spread it onto once it’s properly decomposed.
Not only is this terrific for your garden, but it can reduce the load on tips and in landfill considerably. You can also recycle other everyday items that have other uses for you around the home, including everything from plastic bottles to books and shredded paper.
Everyone is familiar with the roadside collection, the most basic and one of the most important methods. Provided by councils to the home, the waste is taken to tips and often put into landfill or incinerated if it cannot be recycled. It’s important to fill rubbish bins correctly according to the category of waste (whether it is a green waste, recyclable or general) as this make the process more efficient for everybody. In Victoria, there are times during the year when you can dispose of greater quantities of waste and junk items. Check with your local council for more information.
Skip bin hire
Hiring a skip bin is a good option when you have a large quantity of waste that needs to be disposed of quickly. In these case, regular roadside collections aren’t really viable. It could be that you’re doing a lot of gardening, remodelling or building or moving house. Whatever the reason, most skip bin companies are to deal with any kind of waste - excluding that of a chemical variety (though it would be only in usual cases that you would be dealing with this at your home). There are waste removal providers that will come in and physically fill the skip for you if you don’t want to get your hands dirty, but keep in mind they can be rather expensive.
Generally, waste is taken to a recycling yard where it is sorted and either recycled or disposed of accordingly. However, this may not be true of all providers. When selecting a skip bin hire company, look for one that has a good reputation and upholds environmentally friendly practices if you can.
If you’re looking for more information on waste disposal or skip bin hire in your area, contact the team at Metro Bin Hire. We provide a range of skip hire and waste removal services and always do our bit for the environment.