According to The Department of Energy and Environment of the Australian Government, Australians generate an average of 2.2 tonnes of waste per capita. But what I find interesting is that 60 per cent of our waste is either recycled or recovered for embodied energy. As a skip bin provider, I asked myself the question; is it possible that increased skip hire could be the reason for such a large percentage of waste recovery?
There are several Skip Hire companies in Brisbane, 4 Waste being one of them. However, at 4 Waste, we do much more than just collect skips and take rubbish to the tip. We are passionate about rubbish. Not that we love rubbish per se, but we are dedicated to reducing waste in landfills and increasing resource recovery and efficient waste disposal. We are unarguably one the most affordable Brisbane skip hire companies and promise our customers that all waste we collect is disposed of in the most environmentally friendly manner with a focus on resource recovery.
The state of waste disposal and resource recovery
Even thought the statistics released by the Federal Government show an increase in waste recycling and resource discovery in Australia as a whole, this is not the case in Queensland.
While the waste generation percentage per capita is one of the highest in Australia, the rate of waste recycling as well as the resource recovery rates are quite low in Queensland. There could be a number of reasons for this negative report, but I am of the opinion that we need to step up our awareness game. If we take a careful look at the rate of skip hires in Brisbane, we might find a correlation to the low amount of waste recycling and resource recovery in the area.
How skip hire can help
Taking out the rubbish, especially when you have to go through the stress of lugging the load to the tip can discourage anyone. I know it could discourage me from actively pursuing recycling, if I didn’t know the importance. But I do know the importance of recycling and resource recovery and I have noticed that households that hire skips are usually better at recycling their waste.
This is mostly because using a Brisbane skip hire service cuts down on the stress of separating rubbish, taking one load to the rubbish tip, and then another to the recycling plant. That can get exhausting. When you contact a Brisbane Skip Hire company like 4 Waste Removals, we will take care of your waste by first providing you with a bin. You only have to load the skip with your waste and we’ll then come and remove the skip along with the rubbish for you. This takes care of the disposal aspect, but what about the recycling?
A good Skip Hire company will also sort the waste and take care of the recycling it for you. We provide the iconic 4 Waste Walk-In Skip bins for your junk waste or your green waste. We also sort through the rubbish to separate recyclable materials from non-recyclable materials and see that they are then taken to the closest recovery centre for proper treatment and recycling.
Recycling and resource recovery is increasing in Australia, but that is not the case in Queensland – waste disposal is very high, but the percentage of recycling and resource recovery is very low. This might be connected to the Brisbane Skip Hire Company you engage in. At 4 Waste, we are very concerned about the environment therefore, we do all we can to ensure that we dispose of your waste in an environmentally friendly way.
If you would like to contribute to the environment by recycling your waste and increasing resource recovery, contact Walk-In Skip bins for a Brisbane skip hire service that delivers on its promise. Give us a call today on 07 3343 3030 or alternatively; you can hire a skip online via the following form.