8 Facts About Rubbish Removal That Will Blow Your Mind – Part I

8 Facts About Rubbish Removal That Will Blow Your Mind – Part I

The Brisbane City Council (BCC) and the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) both consider pollution from illegal dumping of kerbside waste to be a problem as indicated in a report published by the EHP. This kerbside waste typically consists of green waste, mattresses and other old household goods.

As the owner of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, a company that provides rubbish removal in Brisbane, I’ll take this opportunity today to list some of the more little-known facts about rubbish removal in Brisbane. This is going to be the first of two articles – there are many facts that you should be aware.

1. Costs associated with rubbish removal

In Brisbane alone, half a million dollars are spent every year in cleaning out illegally dumped kerbside waste. While the Gold Coast City Council spends a million dollars in cleaning out kerbside dumping, local governments in NSW spend over $10 million in removing dumped waste from landfills.

2. What people think of illegal dumping of kerbside waste

In online surveys conducted by the EHP, only 5% of people admitted to dumping kerbside waste illegally.  However, 14% of the respondents consider it acceptable to place old household goods on the kerbside.

The main reasons for illegal dumping of kerbside waste according to the survey was laziness (40%), avoiding costs (18%), leaving goods for someone else (13%) and no other alternative (13%). These numbers may not be indicative of the entire Brisbane population, but they do show what most Brisbane residents think of the illegal dumping of kerbside waste.

3. Dumping suburbs in Brisbane South

Illegal dumping of kerbside waste happens across every suburb in Brisbane South and beyond. However, some suburbs see much more dumping of waste as compared to others. While Darra, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga and Sunnybank see the highest amount of dumping, Parkinson, Forest Lake, Graceville and Algester see the lowest amount of waste dumping in Brisbane.

4. Income and employment across dumping suburbs in Brisbane

The income of Brisbane residents varies as we move from lower dumping suburbs to higher dumping suburbs. While the overall distribution is more or less comparable, 29% of people in high dumping suburbs have a low income as compared to 23% in low dumping suburbs. This statistic indicates that income in the lower dumping suburbs is higher than the income in the higher dumping suburbs. Concerning employment, more people in lower dumping suburbs are employed as compared to people in the higher dumping suburbs.

Conclusion:

Illegal dumping of kerbside waste has been identified to be a growing problem by the BCC and the EHP. According to a report released by the EHP, over $0.5 million is spent every year in cleaning out illegally dumped kerbside waste. The Gold Coast City Council spends over $1 million every year in cleaning out illegally dumped landfill waste. While most people attribute laziness to be the number one reason for illegal dumping of waste, avoiding costs and lack of alternatives are also reasons behind illegal kerbside waste disposal. Brisbane South includes both high dumping suburbs (Darra, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga and Sunnybank) and low dumping suburbs (Parkinson, Forest Lake, Graceville and Algester). People living in lower dumping suburbs enjoy higher income and more employment than people living in higher dumping suburbs.

To ensure that you don’t engage in illegal dumping of kerbside waste in Brisbane, count on our rubbish removal services at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. We’ll ensure that your rubbish is treated in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.

To hire our rubbish removal services in Brisbane South, get in touch with us today!



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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, or golden cane trunks. Branches must be under 13cm 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.