The Rubbish Removal Journey: From Your Home to the Tip

The Rubbish Removal Journey: From Your Home to the Tip

The National Waste Data Report showed that although Australia’s population rose by 22% in a 15-year period, the waste generation for the same period soared by 145%. That is a lot by any reckoning and the bulk of it ends up in landfills. This is not particularly good for the environment because landfills cause pollution. For this reason, more rubbish removal companies, including 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, are doing their best to improve landfill disposal by providing environmentally friendly options.

In order to make the right choices when it comes to your rubbish removal, it is important for you to understand what happens after you hire a skip bin. It is natural to wonder about the rubbish removal journey in Brisbane Southside, as the journey does not end inside your skip bin. As a matter of fact, when your waste lands in the skip bin, it is just the beginning of the journey.

When we collect rubbish from your Brisbane Southside premises, it undergoes a very interesting journey. In this article, we walk you through the rubbish removal journey from your home right to the tip.

From Your Home to the Transfer Station

Skip Bin on collection truck

When you have finished loading your rubbish into a skip bin, it is collected and taken straight to a transfer station for sorting before it goes anywhere else. A transfer station is a building or a processing site for waste disposal.

Once the rubbish is in the transfer station, an excavator goes through the waste and sorts it out. Three things happen: first, waste that can be recycled is pulled out for recycling; second, the excavator takes out materials that are banned from landfills such as metals, cardboard, steel and such materials; third, what is left of the waste is then compacted and put on a truck for onward journey to the landfill. Rubbish removal in Brisbane Southside pretty much follows this process.

From the Transfer Station to the Landfill

The compacted waste from the transfer station is taken to the landfill and emptied. The waste is then worked upon by a bulldozer and a landfill compactor. The bulldozer’s job is to coral the waste so that it is where it’s supposed to be, while the landfill compactor is used to drive over the waste several times to ensure that it is compacted.

Once the waste has been compacted, it is buried underground, up to 16 metres deep. The rubbish is buried in layers with soil between each layer of waste. Trees, grass and shrubs are usually planted over an area that has been filled in. 4 Waste is an environmentally conscious waste removal company, and we do all we can to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill.

How Waste Management Sites Are Improving Landfill Disposal

Because of the environmental implications of landfill disposal, several waste management sites are using innovative solutions to improve how landfill disposal is managed. One waste management site uses landfill gas systems to extract methane and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, while others use technology to streamline the process and improve waste management.


When you place rubbish in a skip bin, it goes on an interesting journey from your home to a transfer station and on to a landfill. Environmental concerns mean that reputable waste management companies like 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins are doing all they can to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills, including sifting through your rubbish for recyclable materials. Several innovations are being implemented across different waste management sites to improve landfill disposal.

Contact 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins for rubbish removal in Brisbane Southside.

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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, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.