Household Waste Trends: 2017 and Beyond

Household Waste Trends: 2017 and Beyond

Last year, the Australian population grew to 24 million. As we grow as a nation, we generate more household waste. In fact, we generate more than 50 tonnes of household waste every year and this is estimated to be growing at a compound rate of 7.8% annually.

I am certainly troubled by these figures and you should be too. If our waste keeps growing at such an alarming rate, we’ll soon be facing even more serious health and environmental concerns that we do today.

As a waste removal expert, I thought that I should take this opportunity to discuss household waste in our country. Continue reading this article to find out more about the current trends of household waste in Australia.

The current state of household waste in Australia

Did you know that on an average, we produce 2 tonnes of household waste every year? This is primarily because consumption has seen a growth with the growth of the economy.

Household waste that is put into garbage bins consists of almost 60% of organic waste material. Of this, 20% is garden waste, while 40% is food waste. Almost one third of this organic waste will end up reaching a landfill and decompose in the absence of oxygen.

This anaerobic decomposition will result in the production of methane and other greenhouse gases.

Local councils are introducing separate food and garden waste organic bins to reduce the amount of waste reaching landfalls. Some councils are also adopting anti waste technologies to sort waste and recover recyclables.

Thanks to some charitable organisations and involvement by the government, many new types of waste can be recycled now. These include batteries, mattresses and polystyrene among other items.

About 17% of households in Australia fill a recycling bin to maximum capacity. If you’re one such household, you should opt for a 340 or a 360 litre recycling bin as offered by some councils, including Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Alternatively, you can hire mini skip bins in Brisbane to dispose your waste – recyclable or non-recyclable – effectively and efficiently.

Using mini skip bins to dispose household waste properly

Hiring a mini skip bin makes household waste disposal incredibly easy. All you have to do is to arrange for a skip to be delivered to you and fill it up with your waste. Waste removal experts will collect the skip and dispose the waste for you. Alternatively, you can also opt for a hands-on rubbish removal service and have professionals clear waste from your home.

For reliable and affordable mini skip bins in Brisbane, look no further than 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. We offer green skip bins for garden waste and junk skip bins for household waste.

Our unique skip bins, expert waste removers and affordable prices make us one of the best skip providers in Brisbane. Furthermore, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and same day delivery of skip bins.

Our skip bin prices start upwards of only $275 on a 7-day hire basis. This works out to be even cheaper than the council’s rates.

So, hire our skip bins and we’ll make household waste disposal incredibly easy for you!

Conclusion:

With the growth of the Australian population, household waste has also grown at an alarming rate. Currently, Australians produce 2 tonnes of household waste on an average every year. Most waste which reaches garbage bins consists of recyclable waste such as food waste or garden waste. Local councils are making efforts to sort and reduce recyclable waste from reaching landfills. The best way to dispose household waste is to hire 360-recycling bins or mini skip bins in Brisbane.

To hire affordable mini skip bins in Brisbane, get in touch with us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Call us at 07 3343 3030 to hire a mini skip bin today!



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