3 Benefits of Sorting Rubbish Before Disposing of It

3 Benefits of Sorting Rubbish Before Disposing of It

You may not be aware of it, but Australians are amongst the highest generators of rubbish in the world. Now it’s impossible for us to suddenly generate waste in lower amounts. However, there’s one thing we can do – sorting rubbish before disposing of it.

As someone who offers rubbish removal in Brisbane Southside, I always urge people to sort rubbish before disposing of it. You may not realise it, but the benefits are tremendous.

So, continue reading this post as I discuss some of the benefits of sorting rubbish before disposing of it. I’ll also offer you some handy tips on best sorting waste ahead of removal, so make sure to read through until the end.

1. It is better for the environment

If you don’t sort your rubbish and simply dispose of it, your recyclable and non-recyclable waste will reach the Rochedale landfill in Brisbane Southside. While this causes the loss of recyclable resources, it also consumes landfill space rapidly. Moreover, some types of organic waste decompose in landfills to release greenhouse gases. All of this is immensely harmful to the environment.

However, by sorting your rubbish at the source, you can ensure that recyclable waste doesn’t get dumped in landfills. This reduces the consumption of landfill space as also the emission of greenhouse gases. And, your recycled waste can be sent to a recycling depot to be put to good use.

2. It is practical

Sorting your waste before disposal may seem like a chore, but it is very practical. This is because if you hire skip bins to dispose of your waste, there are some considerations you should make. For instance, companies that offer rubbish removal in Brisbane Southside, including us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, accept only certain types of waste in our skips.

We accepted only 100% garden waste in our garden skips and mixed or general household waste in our junk skips. If you sort your waste beforehand, you’ll know what type of skip to hire. You’ll also get an idea of how much waste you have on hand so that you can estimate your skip hire costs.

3. It’ll save you from additional expenses

Like I mentioned, sorting your waste allows you to estimate how much waste you have on hand. This, in turn, will help you estimate your skip hire costs as well as save you from additional expenses.

When you segregate your waste, you can sort and remove soil, bricks and timber from other waste materials. Such heavy waste materials are not permitted for disposal using skip bins. By sorting heavy waste materials from other waste, you’ll save yourself from unnecessary additional costs.

How to best sort your waste ahead of disposal?

To sort your waste ahead of disposal, you must be able to differentiate your recyclable waste from non-recyclable waste. Thankfully, this is quite easy. A simple rule to keep in mind is that paper and cardboard, glass, metals, certain plastics, electronic products and organic garden waste are all recyclable.

Carefully remove your recyclable waste from your non-recyclable waste, and only hire a skip for rubbish removal. Also, remember not to include food waste or garden waste with other recyclable waste. This is because garden waste and food waste go through a different recycling process as compared to other recyclables.


It is always a good idea to sort your rubbish before disposing of it. Sorting rubbish ensures that your recyclable waste does not end up in landfills unnecessarily. It is also more practical for you and saves you from bearing additional costs in waste disposal. To sort your waste ahead of disposal, make sure that you know how to differentiate recyclables from non-recyclables.

And, for affordable rubbish removal in Brisbane Southside, consider the experts at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.


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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm in diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.