Among the key players of the world economy is small and medium enterprises (SMEs). They comprise 90% of the world’s businesses and provide 50% of employment.
This is also true for Australia, where SMEs contributed 32% of the country’s GDP in 2018-2019. But, along with the economic wealth they generate are 6.5 million tonnes of commercial and industrial wastes every year. Only 56% of them are recycled.
But, if these businesses generate so much waste, how are they dealing with it? The quick answer is through companies offering commercial junk removal services, like Kurt’s Rubbish Removal.
Here at Kurt’s, we understand the mental stress that waste hoarding brings. If you’re a business owner and having trouble with waste management, you can trust us to help you remove these 10 types of junk safely and cost-effectively.
1. Food Waste
Commercial spaces also generate food wastes in the following forms:
- Food scraps from offices and restaurants
- Expired food products in supermarkets
- Leftover food ingredients in bakeries and restaurants
Businesses must store these wastes in durable and sealable containers to avoid cross-contamination. Afterwhich, rubbish removal services can process them to either of the four destinations:
- Anaerobic digestion plants
- Food waste dewatering systems
- Pump and vacuum systems
- On-site food composting
2. Packaging Waste
Manufactured products are packaged to contain, protect, preserve, and deliver to the customers.
Unfortunately, the materials used for packaging like plastics, paper, glass, fibreboard, and many more become considerable wastes. Australians, in particular, throw approximately 1.9 million tonnes of packaging yearly.
Since these are usually hard to recycle, packaging wastes end up in landfills.
3. Liquid Waste
These wastes include the likes of industrial wastewater, sludge, and oil or grease. Sometimes these can be hazardous when mixed with flammable, corrosive, or toxic chemicals.
Fortunately, companies are required to have a standard disposal mechanism for hazardous wastes. But, for small amounts, you can count on rubbish removal experts.
4. Electronic Waste (e-Waste)
Electronic wastes or E-wastes are composed of discarded electronic items, such as electric wires, computer peripherals, and broken computers and monitors.
Since these wastes contain toxic materials, they should be handled and recycled with utmost care. Consequently, E-waste recycling facilities are all over Sydney.
You can drop them off yourself in these facilities or ask expert removalists to pick and bring them for you.
5. Office Rubbish
Are you having issues with productivity and complaints from clients due to office mess?
Fortunately, commercial junk removal also includes decluttering offices to make them presentable to both guests and clients and create a stress-free atmosphere.
Office rubbish includes paper, old furniture like cabinets, shelves, desks, tables, chairs, and even broken electronic equipment like printers and vending machines.
6. Heavy Equipment
Australia is known for its beautiful infrastructure. But their construction wouldn’t have been possible without heavy equipment, like backhoes and cranes, doing all the lifting and moving of bulky stuff.
But, when these equipment become too damaged to function, they become liabilities instead of the project’s production and operation and threaten the employees’ safety.
Luckily, expert removalists have the appropriate methods, equipment, and experience to remove damaged heavy equipment.
7. Warehouse Rubbish Waste
Warehouses store many things, so it’s only natural that they also have considerable amounts of waste. These include some of the following:
- Spoiled Perishable Goods
- Over-produced Products
- Unusable boxes
- Scrap Metals
8. Construction Debris
After building commercial spaces and offices, construction rubbish like excess wood, hollow blocks, and bulky chunks of concrete occupy a significant amount of space outside the establishment and near roads.
Apart from being unsightly, this waste may also cause injuries If not properly managed.
9. Demolition Waste
Dilapidated commercial spaces like warehouses, offices, inns, and supermarkets are demolished to avoid safety risks, sell empty lots, or build new and sturdy structures.
However, this often leaves big chunks of worn-out roofing materials, rusty metals, degraded concrete, and shards of glass, which are just as dangerous.
Fortunately, there are rubbish removal companies like Kurt’s that provide demolition and rubbish removal services. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
10. Garden Waste
These wastes include grass clippings, hedge trimmings, etc., from gardens of commercial areas like hotels and resorts.
Commercial junks will continually increase with your company’s growth. There might not be much we can do about it, but you have to do your part in managing these wastes.
With Kurt’s 20 years of rubbish removal experience in Sydney, you can trust us to dispose of your commercial wastes safely and recycle where possible while you manage your business without stress.
Give us a call at 0428 255 438 or contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.