Do Modern Homes Still Have Asbestos in Them

By |2020-09-15T10:40:57+10:00September 6th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Sydney is a highly urbanised and developed city, and you can immediately tell so by looking at the series of contemporary houses built across the capital. Modernisation is a huge indicator of advancement. Contemporary homes are not only known for their sleek and minimalist style but also their energy-efficient and eco-friendly composition. More than [...]

How Do I Recycle My Microwave?

By |2020-09-14T08:49:41+10:00September 4th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Not all people have the privilege of a fast and efficient kitchen appliance. But, with a microwave at home, you can serve a variety of dishes that will surely satisfy your family’s palates. Additionally, it heats leftover food and cooks easy-to-make recipes — which are both convenient solutions whenever you have a busy schedule.  [...]

Plasterboard Recycling

By |2020-09-14T08:28:27+10:00September 3rd, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Due to the continuous rise in residential and commercial buildings around the globe, it is an undeniable fact that construction and demolition (C&D) waste are also increasing in numbers. According to RMIT University, Australia produced about 20 million tonnes of C&D debris and dumped 33% of it in landfills between 2016 and 2017. And [...]

How to Recycle Your Bike in Sydney

By |2020-09-14T08:10:13+10:00September 2nd, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Biking has a lot of positive effects not only for your body but for the environment as well. It is an excellent form of cardio exercise and a hobby where you can meet a diverse group of cyclists in the community. Moreover, it is the best alternative transportation since it’s not fuel-dependent. You can [...]

How Does Littering Affect the Environment

By |2020-09-14T07:56:54+10:00September 1st, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Over the years, Australia is dealing with waste management problems. China stopped importing the country’s plastics and recyclables in 2017, which prompted the authorities to boost their efforts in local recycling capacity and lowering the landfilling rate. However, these goals would be impossible without the cooperation of the communities. And littering is not helping [...]

5 Places You Can Recycle Your Printer

By |2020-09-14T07:47:29+10:00August 31st, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Working in the modern era provides convenience and efficiency at the same time. You can now process office documents, projects, and proposals in a computer and produce hard copies fresh from printing machines. However, with the bulk and countless paperwork to print, there will be a time when a printer can’t handle the never-ending [...]

Knowing the Difference Between Asbestos and Fibro

By |2020-09-15T10:52:14+10:00August 29th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Fibro and asbestos are often confused terms in the construction industry. These two are composite building and construction material used to fireproof and insulate houses and establishments. The thermal stability and fire resistance or asbestos and fibro, combined with strength and durability that allows them to last long, are qualities that make them ideal [...]

The Current State of Australia’s Recycling Crisis

By |2020-08-31T08:43:21+10:00August 27th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Australia is one of the biggest rubbish generators across the globe. Over the years, this problem of waste production continuously swells up, consequently generating around 67 million tonnes of rubbish in 2017. Of that amount, only 37% was recycled.  Australia is, thus, facing a recycling crisis. We create more waste each year than we [...]

Metal Waste and Disposal: Australian Statistics

By |2020-08-31T08:27:31+10:00August 26th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Metal is one of the most abundant elements in the world. Different types of metal like steel, iron, aluminium, copper, and bronze produces packaging materials, household and commercial items, and industrial equipment. Precious metals like gold, silver, bronze, and platinum also have various uses ranging from jewellery, electronics, all the way to medical technologies. [...]

How is Metal Recycled?

By |2020-08-31T01:06:29+10:00August 25th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

No matter its form nor what it’s made of, metals are precious materials. The lustre, conductivity, malleability, and ductility of metals, among other properties, reinforce the multitude of benefits and uses metals have to offer. From household to commercial and industrial settings, metals make up a wide range of objects, structures, and machinery.  The [...]

What Can You Do With Those Old Bicycles

By |2020-08-30T23:56:15+10:00August 23rd, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

The production of bicycles every year is estimated to be 130 million around the world. Considering this fact, it may not surprise you why there are so many old bikes in Sydney's garage resting with rust and full of dust. Bicycles have long been known to have many uses ever since before. These are [...]

War on Waste: Is Australia Winning?

By |2020-08-30T23:25:55+10:00August 21st, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Information|

You're likely wondering how Earth got into this mess of too much waste, and what Australia is doing to address the high peaks of rubbish in the landfill sites and in the ocean. Since the country is one of the most wasteful countries in the developed world, it alerts every local council in the [...]

Cigarette Litter Facts

By |2020-08-24T11:56:06+10:00August 9th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling|

The world throws trillions of cigarette butts into the environment every year. These cigarette litters are everywhere, scattered along with green spaces, sidewalks, roadsides, beaches, and waterways. If you see cigarette filters on Australia's streets, remember that you see some parts of the 7 billion littered every year in the country. Despite the harmful [...]

7 Responsible Ways to Get Rid of Junk in Your Home

By |2020-08-11T01:18:25+10:00August 7th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling, Rubbish Removals|

When you have piles of junk at home, you probably thought of cleaning and getting rid of those unusable items. Since no one wants to live with junk, your eagerness to wipe out every single trash in your home becomes stronger.  Junk comes in many shapes and sizes. From a stack of old newspaper [...]

The Benefits of White Goods Recycling

By |2020-08-24T17:23:19+10:00August 5th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling|

Landfill holds most of Australia's white goods, and that fact is not helping the environment at all. Whether you want to be an advocate of nature or earn a benefit out of your white goods, bringing it to landfills will not help you in either way. That is why most homeowners shift their attention [...]

Common Items in Your Home That Can Be Reused and Recycled

By |2020-05-07T01:56:36+10:00April 29th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling|

Currently, our world is facing turbulent times, where all of us are advised to manage our waste to help curb the global temperature. Moreover, several eco-friendly campaigns, such as the Green Earth Movement, encourages people to reduce, reuse, and recycle their rubbish. More often than not, your daily activity is generating a significant amount [...]

Common Commercial Waste Items That Can Be Recycled

By |2020-06-08T17:02:56+10:00April 16th, 2020|Did You Know, Recycling|

Small enterprises and big businesses alike are among the most that produce waste. This kind of waste is called commercial waste. Accumulation of things and business activities generate large tonnes of garbage in order to produce products that are for their respective markets. Even with non-business activities, waste is still a result of such [...]

Health Practices That You Should Do When Handling Your Rubbish

By |2020-04-28T13:47:54+10:00March 22nd, 2020|Recycling|

Nothing is more satisfying than enjoying the view of your room after a day’s worth of rubbish removal. You have poured resources and effort to make your household as pristine as can be. However, your efforts could mean nothing if you do not implement health practices when handling rubbish. This is due to the [...]

The Dangers of Throwing Your Old TV and Stereo into the Environment and How to Prevent Them

By |2020-06-08T14:30:42+10:00February 22nd, 2020|E-waste, Recycling|

Electronics like television sets and stereos are common things nowadays. In as much as they are useful there comes a time where you no longer need them. Perhaps it may be because they are outdated or they are faulty. Whether the case, many people usually throw them away.  Even though this looks like an effective [...]

How are Used Coffee Pods Disposed?

By |2020-02-27T15:42:40+11:00February 11th, 2020|Recycling|

Have you ever asked yourself what happens to your coffee pods once you have thrown them away? Well, the answer is simple; many of them are deposited in landfills. This is something we should put an end because it is detrimental to the environment. We can do this by developing ways to make use [...]

Things You Need to Know About Glass Recycling

By |2020-06-08T14:31:30+10:00January 29th, 2020|Recycling|

There are tons of waste generated each day from different households, companies and institutions. Most of these waste ends up in a landfill, or in the ocean, destroying marine life, water quality underground and natural beauty of the world. To reduce the amount of waste, we are all encouraged to adopt the recycling habit. One [...]

Top 5 Recycling Myths Most People in Sydney Believe to be True

By |2020-01-22T02:19:03+11:00January 22nd, 2020|Recycling|

Recycling is a practice that has been taking place for some time now. It came about as a means to combat the increasing rates of pollution, and it works till today. Furthermore, the speed at which it is spreading across the globe is rather impressive. Even with that being said, there is still a lot [...]

Plastic Recycling By the Numbers

By |2020-01-08T15:32:10+11:00January 6th, 2020|Recycling|

The world of recycling encompasses a lot of things. Plastic happens to be one of these things. Unlike other items, plastic recycling is not a straightforward process. There are a lot of things that one should know before embarking on plastic recycling. The most important thing you should know is the plastic numbers. Many plastic [...]

How to Deal With Hard To Recycle Items

By |2020-01-08T10:45:28+11:00December 16th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Some items are usually tricky to recycle. Some of them are usually toxic to the environment if proper measures are not put in place to deal with them. Such items are what we call “hard to recycle” items. There are instances where you have hard to recycle items in your home. This is not [...]

What to Do With Old Christmas Lights

By |2020-06-08T14:36:01+10:00December 14th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Christmas is a time filled with joy and laughter as people celebrate the festive season. People put up various decorations around the home to set the mood. One thing that never misses in almost every house is Christmas lights. The twinkling lights bring a feeling nothing else can. After the celebrations are over, people put [...]

How Rubber Can Be Recycled

By |2020-01-08T10:53:49+11:00December 10th, 2019|Recycling|

Rubber is a common item in every part of the world. It is used to make very many products like tires, medical gloves, matting, tubes, and many others. Rubber is basically a collection of polymers of isoprene, an organic compound. It also contains other organic compounds and water. The composition and uses of rubber [...]

8 Awesome Ideas to Recycle Old Baby Items

By |2019-12-13T09:23:25+11:00December 2nd, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Babies are a joy and great addition to every family. As they grow, parents want to ensure their babies are comfortable and they have everything they need. However, babies also grow very fast, and they outgrow these items, for instance clothes, furniture, toys, baby shawls among others, too quickly. As the baby grows, you could [...]

Things You Should Know About Recycling Old Lawn Mowers

By |2019-12-13T09:24:37+11:00December 1st, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Lawnmowers are powerful devices that can last for years or maybe decades if proper care is given to them. Just like any other machine, mowers also break down or get old and stop functioning. When this happens, people have different approaches to how they are going to dispose of the mowers. One of the most [...]

How to Properly Dispose of an Old Air Conditioner

By |2019-11-27T00:30:18+11:00November 20th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

If you own a house in a relatively hot area, it is highly likely that you may have an air conditioning unit to help you stay relaxed and comfortable at home.  Just like any other item, air conditioners also get worn out and eventually stop working. When this happens, most people take them off [...]

How to Recycle and Reuse Your Old Christmas tree

By |2019-11-27T00:20:31+11:00November 19th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

The holiday season is always a joyful time where people come together, family, and friends, to celebrate the year’s achievements, have a good time, and make memories. One of the most common practices during Christmas is putting up a Christmas tree. The large green conifer tree fully decorated in lights and other artifacts usually [...]

How to Recycle Rubbish at Home

By |2019-10-25T16:31:35+11:00November 14th, 2019|Recycling|

Households are among the most significant contributors of waste across the globe. What is more shocking is the fact that just a small chunk of this waste is recycled. There are many reasons why this happens, one of them is the fact that when people hear about recycling, they always think about recycling plants. [...]

The Truth About E-Waste Recycling in Australia

By |2019-10-25T16:12:02+11:00November 12th, 2019|E-waste, Recycling|

According to research, the number of e-waste produced every year is more than the number of aircrafts ever made. Therefore, there should have an amicable way of taking care of such waste or else the human race is in for a lot of trouble. One of the best options on the table is recycling. [...]

Which Countries are Aiming to be ‘Zero Waste’ in the Future

By |2019-10-23T12:00:07+11:00November 6th, 2019|Recycling|

According to recent studies, we as human beings are slowly causing our destruction by throwing away too much waste. We are polluting our rivers, seas, oceans, land, and everything that exists on earth. With garbage scattered all over, it is not long before we have people across the globe complaining of a shortage of [...]

4 Things You Can Do With an Old Trampoline

By |2019-10-18T09:17:54+11:00October 19th, 2019|Recycling, Rubbish Information, Rubbish Removals|

For families that have kids, trampolines are the most common items found in their backyards. Kids, all of all ages love playing with trampolines and joking around as they enjoy the day. Bouncing around on trampolines is also common in older people as it is not only enjoyable but also a form of exercise. [...]

Things You Can Do with Your Old TV

By |2019-10-15T10:42:44+11:00October 17th, 2019|Recycling, Rubbish Information|

Technology comes with updates and upgrades all the time. Over time, you may find yourself buying new items to replace the old stuff. One of these things you may have replaced is your old TV. So you are left with an old TV set that has probably been lying in your store or garage [...]

13 Amazing Ways to Recycle Timber Pallets

By |2019-09-13T09:10:05+10:00September 5th, 2019|Recycling|

As you go around doing your day to day activities, you may have come across wooden pallets deposited at a pit or garbage collection. You might even be the one who might have found the need to dispose of an old/damaged wooden pallet since you do not see its usefulness. In some cases, the [...]

Can Plastic Patio Furniture be Recycled?

By |2019-07-25T17:57:13+10:00July 28th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Don't bother dumping your old plastic chairs in the recycling container. Instead, donate them or give them a do it yourself improvement. Plastic patio furniture is not recyclable in the kerbside recycler container because the shape and size is a likely culprit of jamming the traditional MRF machinery.However, the local waste hauliers might accept it [...]

8 Reasons Why We Should Recycle

By |2019-07-16T16:05:31+10:00July 20th, 2019|Recycling|

Recycling is the process of turning used products into raw materials so that they can be used to create a different new product. There are three R’s of sustainability, reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling is part of the process of sustainable living so as to save our environment and natural resources. This helps us [...]

7 Ways To Recycle Your Coffee Ground

By |2019-07-18T13:27:48+10:00July 16th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Coffee is a popular energy powerhouse in most homes across the globe. It comes with a wealth of nutrients and antioxidants that are ideal for human health. However, while using a French press or a coffee maker, there are resultant spent grounds that are always tossed in the garbage without considering their use. Here [...]

Our Role in Environmentally-Friendly Junk Disposal

By |2019-07-02T14:54:36+10:00July 6th, 2019|Recycling|

The process of cleaning a home, especially if it has accumulated items that you would want to dispose of is usually an overwhelming task. Moreover, most people do not know the right time to get rid of the items they do not need in their homes. But when it comes to the removal method, eco-friendly [...]

10 Brilliant DIY Ideas for Upcycling Old Tyres

By |2019-07-02T12:01:59+10:00July 4th, 2019|Recycling|

With increasing numbers of vehicles, old tyres disposal is becoming a contemporary global problem. Though a number of them are recycled, they still pose harmful effects to the environment. Moreover, not all people have the necessary resources for basic recycling of the tyres.However, you can turn the dusty tyre into an important element for your [...]

Why Organic Waste Collection is Important to the Environment

By |2019-07-18T13:30:37+10:00June 26th, 2019|Food Waste, Recycling|

According to NWSD, organic waste, also known as green waste, consume 14% of the global landfill space. These waste occur in the form of food waste, garden waste, degradable carbon, plant and animal-based waste. Many people carelessly dump these waste devoid of the fact that they are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. In fact, the worse [...]

11 Interesting Facts about Mattress Recycling

By |2019-07-18T13:36:24+10:00June 12th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Good space of the global landfills is old mattresses tossed by different persons due to proper lack of basic knowledge on mattresses end life. Unlike any other household materials, the removal of mattresses vary in size and are very tough to manage upon reaching their end life. However, before you toss your mattress into [...]

33 Simple Ways to Go Greener at Home

By |2019-06-03T15:48:42+10:00June 6th, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

Climate change has been in the news for some years now. Countries and corporations around the world have been looking at sustainable ways to go greener. As an individual, you’ve probably been wondering if there’s anything you can do towards this course. Well, everyone can play a crucial role in keeping the environment clean [...]

6 Easy Upcycling Projects You Can Try at Home

By |2019-05-30T13:28:03+10:00May 31st, 2019|Recycling|

Whether simple or advanced, doing some simple projects by your own is always a thrilling and rewarding experience. It is always a norm to find your best friends toss used cans, tins, bottles and even beds in the garbage or tuck some in the back of their drawers. Little do they know that such [...]

Current State Of Waste Recycling In New South Wales

By |2020-06-08T14:13:16+10:00May 17th, 2019|Did You Know, Recycling|

With last year's ban by China on recyclable waste products, it is very evident that states and councils across Australia are still struggling with waste management. Among these is New South Wales. However, the ban comes at an appropriate time when the state direly needed a wakeup call for the realisation of the pre-set [...]

How to Make Recycling More Family-Friendly

By |2019-05-14T14:31:06+10:00May 3rd, 2019|Recycling|

Recycling does not have to be a hard task. Actually, it can be a fun activity for your whole family. By turning the normal boring recycling activities into games, you will never allow any other recycling opportunity to get to waste. Each day, people produce over 265 million metric tonnes of waste. Of the [...]

NSW Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative and What This Means for You

By |2019-07-18T13:39:43+10:00May 1st, 2019|Household Tips, Recycling|

In Australia, one of the rapidly growing issues is waste management, particularly because people are now producing more waste than they did a few years ago. Between the year 2002 and 2006, the generation of waste in the country increased by around 31 percent to over 43.8 million metric tonnes. The result was the [...]

What is The Best Way to Manage Garbage in Cities

By |2019-04-12T15:27:35+10:00March 29th, 2019|Recycling, Rubbish Removals|

Garbage management is one of the major problems facing our society today. There is so much garbage from households and industries that is released into the environment. Most cities do not have proper garbage management and most of the garbage is disposed of openly, buried or burned. This has major negative environmental influence such [...]

Do Labels Have to Be Removed When Recycling?

By |2019-07-18T11:42:40+10:00March 27th, 2019|Recycling|

Some years ago, recycling came with many restrictions and rules that made it appear somehow inconvenient but worthwhile. In addition to the other mandated recycling do’s and don’ts, people had to remove labels from jars, bottles and cans. But today, the more sophisticated recycling processes for metal, plastic and aluminium are more effective with [...]

10 Surprising Building Materials Made Entirely Out of Waste Products

By |2019-03-19T13:52:07+11:00March 17th, 2019|Construction Rubbish Tips, Recycling|

Recycling of waste products into building materials has lately become the norm in the construction industry. The essence of this practise is to put waste into good use and reduce the amount of trash that goes to landfills. Interestingly, contractors are increasingly joining the green building bandwagon by advocating for the use of recycled [...]

7 Junk Items That Are Not Recyclable

By |2019-03-14T15:05:47+11:00March 15th, 2019|Recycling|

Recycling is amazing. It creates a healthier environment, prevents unnecessary waste, and saves a lot of energy. Out of all the waste produced by humans, 75% is recyclable. Therefore, there are many types of waste that shouldn’t get into your recycling bin. Some items can easily damage recycling equipment, and it’s important to know [...]

5 Simple Tips on Sorting Rubbish for Recycling

By |2019-01-23T16:11:08+11:00January 20th, 2019|Recycling, Rubbish Removals|

Sorting rubbish for recycling is an easy process that neither requires special resources nor a lot of time. When you sort out waste, the important thing is to separate any biodegradable item from household waste. The concept here is very simple: not every item that you don’t need is garbage. This means that there [...]

How is Waste Managed Around the World?

By |2018-12-04T11:37:17+11:00December 1st, 2018|Recycling|

It is apparent that the world, at large, is experiencing a lot of problems when it comes to proper waste management. According to data from the World Bank, the rate of waste generated is only expected to increase. In 2016, the world’s cities generated approximately two billion tonnes of solid waste. This amounts to [...]

Australia’s Current and Future Recycling Programs

By |2018-11-26T13:54:43+11:00November 27th, 2018|Recycling|

It is true that Australia competes against the rest of the world in a number of ways and recycling is no exception. In certain aspects such as newspaper recycling, Australia has been the leader for many years. However, there are other areas where it has to pull up its socks. According to the recent [...]

How to Sort and Recycle Household Waste More Efficiently

By |2018-10-30T09:32:37+11:00October 28th, 2018|Household Tips, Recycling|

It is common knowledge that our planet has limited resources. This implies that we should use these limited resources available as sparingly as possible. The best way to utilise the natural resources more sensibly is to limit the number of things that we use in our daily lives. It would also be a good [...]

Impact of Plastic Pollution on Marine Life

By |2018-10-09T17:07:06+11:00October 18th, 2018|Recycling|

There is no doubt that plastic is useful. Plastic is not only affordable but equally versatile as well. These factors make it ideal for a broad range of applications and it is widely believed that its use will only increase. The world’s population is expected to increase, which implies that the consumption, use and [...]

13 Household Rubbish You Didn’t Know That Was Recyclable

By |2018-10-04T08:30:31+10:00October 4th, 2018|Household Tips, Recycling|

If you wish to save the environment and stay green, recycling is the name of the game. You have probably already heard of several things that can be recycled to reuse natural resources. Let’s explore 13 surprisingly recyclable items that you can find around your house. 1) Wine corks Your local recycling centre may [...]

Can You Recycle Concrete?

By |2018-09-14T09:05:57+10:00September 10th, 2018|Construction Rubbish Tips, Recycling|

If you are looking for an old-style wall or footpath to be put into your building project, then you would be wise to hire concrete contractors who work with recycled material. This product is a great option. It comes from all of the old chunks that used to be in footpaths or walls that [...]

5 Clear Signs You Should Remove Your Existing Mattress

By |2019-01-23T16:32:58+11:00August 29th, 2018|Household Tips, Recycling|

Sleep deprivation is something that is often overlooked but is extremely important to your well-being. If your mattress is surpassing 10 years, this could be one of the main reasons why your sleeping experience is being affected. Sometimes you wake up every morning feeling stiff, tired or sore while other times painful red bite [...]

Old Carpet Removal & Repurposing Ideas

By |2018-09-14T08:43:12+10:00August 27th, 2018|Household Tips, Recycling|

If you know about deep cleaning, you can keep your carpets in shape for years. Stains and grime can be removed and in many cases, the carpet will end up looking new. However, carpets do get old, worn out and out of fashion with old designs that looks dated. In that case, replacing it [...]

Most Common Items Illegally Dumped in Sydney

By |2018-08-23T14:18:00+10:00August 23rd, 2018|Recycling, Rubbish Removals|

Illegal dumping refers to disposing of large items and rubbish quantities in areas you are not supposed to. These are areas such as illegal landfills, roadsides, car parks, roadsides and even in private lands that are not approved by the EPA (Environment Protection Authority). There are various reasons as to why we see many [...]

Glass Recycling Process in Australia and the Benefits

By |2018-09-24T11:57:29+10:00August 7th, 2018|Recycling|

The environment is the sum of external conditions that affect the existence of living organisms such as animals, plants, and human beings. Any changes in the environment can affect the survival and behaviour of all organisms that exist in the environment.The environment equilibrium undergoes adverse changes caused by pollution, population explosion and natural resource degradation. [...]

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