If you read my last blog post, then you’re aware of how much waste we produce. But, the real problem is, how much of the waste that is disposed of improperly can we recycle? Improper disposal of waste is extremely harmful to the environment because most waste is unable to decompose in landfills.
As a responsible individual, it’s important to do your bit to increase the amount of waste that we recycle. As the owner of a waste removal company in Brisbane, I’ll offer you some useful tips on how you can do this. So, continue reading on to discover my top 5 recycling tips that’ll definitely make you a better person.
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1. Separate recyclables from your waste
The easiest way to contribute is by separating recyclable waste from general waste. After separating recyclable items from your rubbish, you can place them in your recycle bin, or for larger items, take them to your nearest recycling depot. This way, recyclable waste will be diverted away from landfills at the source of waste itself.
Identifying recyclable waste is quite easy. Just remember that paper and cardboard, glass, metal and firm plastic can be recycled. Other recyclables will carry an indication that they can be recycled. Make sure to separate all your recyclables from your rubbish. For more information on this, read ‘A beginner’s guide to recycling’.
2. Don’t put recyclable waste in plastic bags
It may seem like a good idea to collect recyclable waste and pack it in plastic bags. While this will make things convenient, it will undo all your recycling efforts.
This is because recycling depots won’t open plastic bags due to various safety reasons. So, when your recyclable waste reaches a recycling depot, it will simply be sent to a landfill.
3. Don’t put food packaging into recycling bins
Cardboard boxes and paper bags, which are commonly used in food packaging, are recyclable materials. However, these bags and boxes often get soiled by accumulating grease from food. When this happens, they require special treatment before they can be recycled.
So, the next time you order pizza or take-out, make sure not to carelessly dump the packaging into recycling bins. Remove all food from the packaging and put it into recycling bins only if it isn’t too soiled or greasy.
4. Don’t put organic garden waste in recycling bins
While organic garden waste is 100% recyclable, you must not dump it with other recyclable waste. This is because organic garden waste is composted by a special process. Dumping it with other recyclable waste won’t do any good.
The proper way to dispose of organic garden waste is by hiring a garden bag or green skip bin such as those we offer at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Our skip bins are affordable and we’ll ensure that your garden waste is completely recycled. For more information on green waste disposal, read ‘How to dispose of garden waste efficiently’.
5. Dispose of whitegoods properly
Many types of whitegoods and e-waste that we dispose of can be recycled. However, most people dispose of their whitegoods and e-waste with other types of waste. Avoid doing this.
Check with your local council if they can make arrangements for proper disposal of your whitegoods. Alternatively, you can count on expert waste removers such as ours at 4 Waste Removals. We’ll help you out with proper whitegoods disposal.
In order to recycle properly, make sure to separate your recyclable waste from other types of waste. Don’t put your recyclable items in plastic bags and don’t put food packaging into recycling bins. Also, avoid putting organic garden waste into recycling bins and make sure to dispose of whitegoods properly.
And, if you need professional help in removing their recyclable rubbish, count on us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. We’ll ensure that as much of your waste is recycled as possible.
Get in touch with us to find out more about our skip bin hire services today!