4 Rubbish Removal Mistakes you’re probably making

4 Rubbish Removal Mistakes you’re probably making

Rubbish Removal

Rubbish removal is one task that every household in Brisbane has to deal with. Every day, we generate a considerable amount of rubbish in our homes and workplaces. However if this rubbish is disposed of improperly, it ends up reaching landfills, causing considerable harm to the environment.

I’m sure you’re thinking that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your rubbish is disposed properly. However, take it from someone who offers rubbish removal in Brisbane – you’re probably making a few mistakes unknowingly. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you out.

Continue reading this post as I list 4 common rubbish removal mistakes that you may unknowingly be making. Hopefully, after you read through, you’ll realise how to remove your rubbish correctly.

1. Disposing chemical/hazardous waste with regular waste

One of the most common mistakes I see people making with rubbish removal is disposing chemical/hazardous waste with regular waste. Some examples of chemical/hazardous waste include paints, fluorescent lights, solvents, batteries, cleaning products, pesticides, electronic waste, metal waste and vehicle fluids among others.

Chemical/hazardous waste needs special handling and proper disposal. This type of waste should never be dumped with regular waste. If you haven’t been separating your household waste from chemical/hazardous waste, you must start doing so from today.

To dispose chemical/hazardous waste properly, you should hire a company that offers rubbish removal in Brisbane. Expert rubbish removers, such as 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins will dispose your chemical/hazardous waste in a proper manner.

2. Thinking that all paper and plastic can be recycled

I’m quite sure that you think that all types of paper and plastic can be recycled. However, contrary to popular belief, this isn’t true. The fact is that not all types of paper or plastic can be recycled. Wax paper, soiled paper, dryer sheets, pet food bags and pizza boxes are some types of non-recyclable paper. Also, soiled plastic bags and bottles, bubble and plastic wrap and plastic wrappers are non-recyclable.

So, the next time you throw away paper and plastic into a recycling bin, think twice about what you’re throwing away. If you’re unsure about what is non-recyclable, you should seek the help of experts who offer rubbish removal in Brisbane.

3. Disposing waste on your own

Probably the most common rubbish removal mistake that I see is people trying to dispose waste on their own. Sure, you may think that it’s easier to dispose waste yourself rather than dealing with a lengthy process. However, this is a big mistake and it can be extremely harmful to the environment.

By collecting your trash and dumping it into your nearest landfill, you’re not doing anyone any favours. The waste that you dump into the landfill decomposes in the absence of oxygen and this process creates harmful greenhouse gases.

Instead of disposing waste on your own, seek the services of a professional company that offers rubbish removal in Brisbane. And, to be clear, this process is actually simpler and (often) more cost-effective than disposing waste yourself. Plus, this also ensures that your waste is disposed in an environmentally friendly manner.

4. You’re not taking advantage of skip bins

Finally, if you’re not taking advantage of hiring a skip bin, you are certainly making rubbish removal inconvenient for yourself.  And, unlike standard skip bins, walk-in skips bins can make waste removal all the more convenient.

Walk-in skip bins feature a unique hinged rear door, which can be swung open. This allows you to carry or wheel rubbish directly into the bin, making it much easier than lifting waste over the sides of a standard skip for loading. Moreover, walk-in skips also allow you to pack your trash into the bin properly. You can pack in more waste and dispose larger amounts of rubbish in one go.

However, not all Brisbane rubbish removal companies can provide walk-in skip bins. Thankfully, 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins is one company that can. Hire one of our unique walk-in skips and it’ll change the way you dispose waste forever.


You’re probably making some common rubbish removal mistakes unknowingly. These include disposing chemical/hazardous waste with regular waste, thinking that all paper and plastic can be recycled, disposing waste on your own and not taking advantage of walk-in skip bins.

To make waste disposal easy and hassle-free, consider us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins for rubbish removal in Brisbane.

Give us a call at 0413 333 330 to talk to our rubbish removal experts today!

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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.