Ever wondered where the rubbish from your skip bin goes?
After you’ve spent the weekend clearing out the garden or tearing down walls for a home renovation, you’re not likely to be too phased about what happens to the rubbish you put in a skip bin. You’re just happy to wave the skip bin goodbye and get your rubbish out of sight and out of mind, right?
But where does your skip bin rubbish go when it leaves your house?
Clean and green rubbish removal
Gone are the days where your rubbish was taken from your kerb to be dumped in a stinking, fly-magnet hole in the ground. These days, priority is placed on environmentally-conscious waste management and removal. You won’t catch your skip bin hire company hightailing it from your place to the tip. Disposal of the rubbish you place in your skip bin is serious business. Rubbish must not only be disposed of efficiently and legally, but with the environment in mind.
You’ll be pleased to know not all rubbish is destined for landfill. Valuable materials, that are not waste, can be recycled and reused. It is your skip bin hire company’s responsibility to ensure their waste management system is environmentally responsible with a focus on clean and green rubbish removal.
Recycling skip bin rubbish
Whether you’ve booked a mini skip or a 6m skip bin, all skip bin rubbish collected is taken from your kerbside to a sorting station. The sorting facility determines which materials will be recycled or rejected. It ensures all recyclable materials are salvaged to be reused or redistributed back into society.
Standard recyclable materials include paper, plastic, metal and glass. Once sorted, they will be sent to other facilities for processing into new recyclable materials, such as plastics, glassware and cardboard boxes. You’d be surprised how much rubbish can be recycled. The aim of taking your rubbish to the sorting facility is to ensure as little rubbish as possible ends up as landfill.
Your green waste will be separated from regular recyclables and will be disposed of, or recycled.
All items that you put in a skip bin skip bin that can’t be recycled are considered to be landfill materials.
What you can do to help
While you’re not expected to sort the rubbish you throw in your skip bin, you can play a part in assisting with green recycling. This means separating your green waste from every day recyclables when you’re loading your bin. It’s tempting to throw anything and everything on top of each other in your skip bin, but taking the time to consider the items you plan to dispose of can assist with environmentally-conscious waste removal.
Not sure how to group items in your skip bin? Here’s a simple guide:
Construction resources – metal, steel, tiles, bricks, aluminium and gypsum board.
Green waste – grass clippings, tree branches, stumps and clippings.
Old furniture – lounges, tables, chairs, beds or home office furniture
General household waste – toys, books, boxes and any other general waste items
Electronic equipment – televisions, computers and laptops, stereos, plus any additional unwanted electrical goods.
Careful consideration of the items you place in your skip bin will make it easier for the sorting facility to separate items and ensure anything that can be reused is recycled.
Know what can’t go in a skip bin
For the safety of the environment and the staff who collect your skip bin, there are items that should not be disposed of in a skip bin. These include:
If you dispose of these items in your skip bin, you could be faced with a penalty. Use your common sense when filling your skip bin and keep skip bin staff and the environment in mind. If you need to dispose of any of the above materials, contact your local council for advice. The last thing you want is to be faced with a fine or have your load rejected. If you’re ever unsure of what can and can’t go in your skip bin, your friendly skip bin staff are happy to steer you in the right direction.
What can go in a skip bin?
If you have a big clean up on the cards, a skip bin is the perfect solution for your rubbish removal. Why fill up your and your neighbour’s wheelie bin with trash when you can dump it in a skip bin and have it taken off your hands?
Skip bins are ideal for construction sites, home renovations, yard work and your standard spring clean. You can place all kinds of construction resources in your skip bin from metal, steel, tiles and bricks to gypsum board.
You can responsibly remove unwanted electrical goods, including televisions, computers, laptops and stereos in a skip bin, plus old furniture and general household waste. Planning a backyard blitz? Skip bins are popular for garden cleanouts. All green waste, including grass clippings, tree branches and stumps can be disposed of in a skip bin for potential recycling.
Environmentally-friendly rubbish removal
Hiring a skip bin is the perfect way to ensure rubbish removal from those big jobs around your house, garden or construction site is handled with the environment in mind. When it comes to environmentally-conscious rubbish removal, there is no contest between hiring a skip bin and using your own ute or trailer. It is far more environmentally-friendly to use a skip bin and have your rubbish separated at a sorting station, than fill up a trailer with bricks, tiles, household goods and green waste and have it taken to the dump to be thrown in together.
Not only do skip bins save you the hassle of making trip after trip to the dump, they ensure your rubbish is disposed of carefully. Leave waste removal in the hands of the experts. Your skip bin hire company do their utmost to ensure their waste management system is environmentally responsible.