Your scheduled general clean-up day requires comprehensive procedures. Cleaning every corner, decluttering shelves, arranging furniture, and clearing damaged items are some of the intricate jobs you need to do. And you know at the back of your mind that you cannot do all of them alone.
Also, dealing with a lot of wastes puts you under a lot of pressure. You need to sort and recycle them to avoid paying fines from illegal dumping. Add to it the strict implementation of rubbish disposal.
Local council pickups don’t collect hazardous and bulk wastes. So you need to come up with a plan to discard them in a safe and environment-friendly manner.
Here are five eco-friendly ways of discarding household wastes to guide you:
1. Reduce producing a large amount of waste.
Just a little trivia, Sydney produced 1.84 million tonnes (50.3% from the total) of domestic waste based on the Local Waste Report 2018-2019. There was an increase of 2.1% compared to the data from 2017-2018. And the government continues to boost its efforts in decreasing this number by the end of 2020.
Thus, you need to cooperate by reducing your numbers even in a small-scale. Here are some ways to do it:
Purchase the bigger option
If you have the financial capability, it is better to buy bottled or wholesale items instead of the retail ones. You will not just reduce your rubbish after consuming them. But they are also cheaper when you compare and sum up the volume and price.
Avoid plastic use
Plastic decays for about 20 to 1000 years depending on their composition. Since it is a lot of time, people are now avoiding its use. So, help reduce plastic products and choose better alternatives such as eco-bags, tumbler, and metal straws.
Maximise emails and online resources
Technological development allows us to work and connect online. It is also a way to discard your paper waste as documents, news articles, and paper works can now be uploaded on the internet.
2. Reuse items as much as possible
There are times when you throw your stuff away without thinking if they are reusable. Reusing items will help reduce the wastes in landfills. It will also benefit you from purchasing one-time use products. Listed below are some reuse methods for you:
Plastic cups are reusable.
Check the bottom part and look for the triangle symbol with numbers. If you see 2, 4 or 5, then they are safe for reuse.
Metal straws can save animal life.
Have you seen the video where a turtle got a plastic straw stuck on his nose? It’s very alarming that this kind of rubbish affects innocent animals. And seabirds are the most affected. According to a study, 90% of them have plastic waste inside their stomach.
So whenever you think of them. Use metal straws and refrain from using plastics starting today.
Use eco-bags every time you shop.
Be efficient and use eco-bags during your grocery errands. They are more durable than plastic and paper bags. And more eco-friendly because you can save a landfill’s space and a tree from being cut down.
3. Recycle products
Environment advocates pursue the public to recycle more. It is an effective way to make something usable from the wastes that you accumulated.
Here are some recycling ideas for you to do at home:
- Practise composting using old papers.
- Create simple furniture from the woods of the broken fixtures.
- Utilise plastic bottles as food or tool containers.
- Use cans as pots for your gardens.
- Make artworks from different wastes.
- Sew clothes to produce tote bags.
- Turn shredded papers into pillows for pets.
- Design your lawn with stone or brick debris.
There are many ideas on the internet you can check to recycle waste materials. Also, you can teach your kids to practise recycling as early as now, so they would carry it on in the future.
4. Resell valuable materials
There’s a hidden treasure on your wastes. You can sell them depending on their condition or recyclability. Contact private scrap centres that can take your rubbish in exchange for money.
Moreover, you can put up a garage sale for your old but usable items. Or post them online to reach more interested buyers.
You can also opt for donation. Many institutions can take them for their needs. You will not earn, but there’s no more happiness in life than helping others.
5. Remove wisely
If you have no more time to think about how to deal with your wastes, then it is the best choice to get rubbish removal services.
As mentioned earlier, the local council pick-ups don’t collect all types of wastes, and you need to sort them yourself. Moreover, hiring skip bins to discard them is also not ideal because there’s a high chance that all of them will just end up in landfills.
Thus, you need to get the services of rubbish removal that are experts in dealing with all kinds of wastes -— no matter what the sizes or how dangerous they are. They are authorised to sort and transport your rubbish to recycling centres or drop-off points.
There are no more left for you to do as they will take care of all of them. And that is the wisest choice to make.
Producing large piles of your wastes at home gives a real headache. You also need to think about how to discard them in eco-friendly ways to abide by the rules and protect the environment.
Bear in mind that reduce, reuse, recycle, and resell of rubbish are just simple steps you can do in your home. But they have significant impacts on saving the world.
We have recycling and composting allies that will undoubtedly maximise on your wastes and turn them into something useful.
Our removalists are trained and knowledgeable about different types of rubbish, even dangerous materials. So just worry about cleaning, and we will take care of the clearing.
Don’t hesitate to call us at 0428 255 438 or you can also book your appointment directly from our website. We are available 24/7!