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 [...]

Requirements Before You can Perform Demolition and Excavation in Sydney

By |2020-08-24T17:23:39+10:00August 13th, 2020|Did You Know, Rubbish Information, Rubbish Removals|

Excavation and demolition sites are a busy place. The work there can be dangerous, and precautions must be taken when taking down a building and excavating a trench, tunnel or shaft. Many contractors work side-by-side and heavy vehicles come and go. With this environment, completing requirements is a priority to ensure the health and [...]

How to Deal with Excavation Rubbish in Sydney

By |2020-08-24T17:23:28+10:00August 11th, 2020|Did You Know, Rubbish Information, Rubbish Removals|

Sydney is one of Australia's cities with a fast ride toward modernisation. The current rate of metropolitan area expansion requires the development of public transport frameworks, such as metro, train, and tunnels. That also led to the construction of commercial buildings, the expansion of factories and the allocation of area for new residential buildings. [...]

10 Facts About Hard Rubbish You Should Know

By |2020-08-24T11:55:30+10:00July 28th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Appliances, furniture and other things at home become hard rubbish as they are destined to be. As old and damaged electronic devices and furniture piles up in your home, inconvenience will soon get you frustrated. That is why replacing things in the house and dumping old stuff will give you peace and order at [...]

How to Choose the Right House Demolition Company in Sydney

By |2020-08-24T11:55:24+10:00July 27th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

House demolition jobs are very chaotic and disorganised. There are lots of preparations that go into demolishing a home. Workers are also prone to accidents and potential life loss. That is why choosing the right demolition company is very important when you're planning for a house demolition.  From gaining permits to following safety rules, [...]

How Much Rubbish Do We Throw in the Ocean

By |2020-08-24T11:55:19+10:00July 26th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Sometimes, laziness in finding a trash can is one way of contributing to the rising number of rubbish every year. People think that if they drop plastic wrappers on the streets or let a few napkins get swept by the wind, it is not affecting the environment at all. But the problem is, there [...]

Coffee Cup Waste Statistics in Australia

By |2020-08-24T11:55:13+10:00July 24th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Australia indeed loves coffee, so it's no wonder why people associate mornings with the scent of fresh coffee brewing, or a fast ride to coffee shops before working. Yet what we didn't realize is that the coffee cups are slowly stacking up and polluting the environment. Commonly, coffee shops use paper coffee cups. But [...]

Improper Waste Disposal Methods That We Should Avoid

By |2020-05-20T00:58:21+10:00May 3rd, 2020|Did You Know, Rubbish Information|

The world is currently tormented by environmental dilemmas such as global warming, climate change, and calamities. Consequently, our misbehaviour towards waste management is among the common causes of these adversities.  Even in a small household unit, a small act such as improper waste disposal have a ripple effect on the environment as well as [...]

Is Residential Curbside Collection Legal?

By |2020-05-07T01:13:29+10:00April 26th, 2020|Did You Know, Rubbish Information|

Liberating salvageable items and goods from the residential curbside collection is a common practice in Sydney. You might wake up to see old leather lounge by the curb and believe it would go perfectly in your porch. Collecting reusable furniture, homeware, and appliances from the residential curbside collection are environmentally friendly. Also, being able [...]

Best Practices in Curbside Rubbish Collection

By |2020-05-07T01:32:51+10:00April 21st, 2020|Did You Know, Rubbish Information|

Curbside Rubbish Collection is a service provided by the councils to residential communities for rubbish disposal. Here, trucks collect waste and send it to landfills and recycling facilities where the good stuff is refined to raw material for reuse. The collection system varies between municipalities and local councils. Some of them operate standalone while [...]

Health Issues Related To Improper Rubbish Disposal

By |2020-04-01T13:34:47+11:00March 26th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Among the countless household problems surrounding trash is improper rubbish disposal. It is relatively easy to put rubbish in bins and let them sit by the curb until collection day, but it does not guarantee efficient and safe rubbish removal as your garbage would be sitting under the heat and rain for days.  Furthermore, [...]

7 Health-Related Facts About Rubbish

By |2020-04-28T13:48:05+10:00March 21st, 2020|Rubbish Information|

An average Australian generates about 1.5 tonnes of rubbish in a year. Most of this rubbish is in the form of disposable plastics and green waste. While the council bins are widely available throughout residential areas and households could just let their rubbish sit by the curb and wait for collection day, letting your [...]

What Removal Services Do With Scrap Metal

By |2020-04-28T13:50:13+10:00March 19th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Metals, together with plastics, are the most important materials for manufacturing industries. Your electronic gadgets, appliances, tools, vehicles, and nearly all essential equipment consists of different quantities of various metals. One important thing to consider about metals is their ability to be recycled without losing their overall properties. On a global scale, steel is [...]

Common Junk Items found in Retirement Villages You Need to Get Rid of

By |2020-04-28T13:49:05+10:00March 5th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Retirement villages are basically communities that provide an ideal place for seniors to live the fullest throughout their retirement. These places are fine-tuned with the essential medical equipment and basic necessities so retirees don’t need to worry about personal care. Retirees in these communities can focus more on connecting with people who share their [...]

Top 10 Common Misconceptions about Waste Management

By |2020-02-06T10:00:50+11:00February 5th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

The amount of waste materials in our environment is growing at an alarming rate. Basically, if something is not done immediately, we are bound to be doomed forever. That is why people are slowly moving towards embracing waste management practices. This is, in fact, a good step towards solving the garbage menace. In as [...]

Common e-Waste Items Found in Your Home

By |2020-01-29T16:42:29+11:00January 29th, 2020|Household Tips, Rubbish Information|

This is one of the most technologically advanced times in the history of the world. However, new advancements are still being made, changing how we communicate, socialise and live. Technology has made almost everything easier for us. We can communicate with people miles apart, monitor our kids while we are away from home or [...]

The Shocking Truth about Waste Management in Sydney

By |2020-01-29T16:44:39+11:00January 27th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Waste management is an issue that has been discussed for years now.  Although numerous nations have made huge strides in managing waste, a lot can still be done. All in all, if we go by the numbers, we are heading in the right direction. Let us put the global waste management scene aside. Basically, [...]

Equipment and Tools Used for Rubbish Removal

By |2020-01-29T02:18:04+11:00January 26th, 2020|Household Tips, Rubbish Information|

Cleanliness is an amazing thing. In as much as people love living in a clean environment, it actually does take a lot to clean. A huge part of cleaning an area involves rubbish removal. It may seem like a straightforward thing, but that is not exactly the case. There are certain ways of carrying out [...]

Waste Management Policies and Regulations in Sydney

By |2020-01-21T11:39:18+11:00January 15th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Australia is one of the highest producers of waste materials. It produces approximately 53 million tons of rubbish annually. Moreover, about 21.8 million tones usually end up in landfills. These are very alarming statistics. That is why the country is enforcing waste management policies and regulations. The fact that Australia is a huge country, we [...]

Stop Making These Hazardous Waste Mistakes

By |2020-01-08T20:52:59+11:00January 9th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Numerous factors come into play as far as hazardous waste management is concerned. Considering a wide range of guidelines and federal regulations to follow, many people do forget, overlook, or consciously choose to violate the rules due to their complexity. Some, however, prefer cutting corners to evade complex processes that may attract additional expenditure. Whether [...]

A Guide to the Types of Hospital Waste

By |2020-01-08T14:12:34+11:00January 5th, 2020|Rubbish Information|

Just like any other institution or organization, hospitals also produce waste. The huge difference is that this kind of waste requires special handling. You should need to be informed about the different types of waste produced in hospitals. Once you have done this, you will know how to handle them. If you are new [...]

What is the #TrashTag Trend?

By |2019-12-13T09:23:30+11:00December 3rd, 2019|Rubbish Information|

Looking at all the litter being thrown away in the streets, oceans, rivers, and seas, it is clear that we are all heading in the wrong direction. Recent studies show that we, as the human race, have a few years before we all reach a place of no return in terms of degrading the environment. [...]

The Problem with Rubbish Skip Bins

By |2019-10-25T15:53:13+11:00November 10th, 2019|Rubbish Information|

Every single person in the globe contributes to the disposal of waste in one way or another. Whether it is the banana peel or the bread wrapping paper or even industrial waste, one way or another, we get rid of the trash. There are many ways of discarding rubbish, and one of them is [...]

How Often You Should Clean Out Your College Dorm Room

By |2019-10-21T14:57:04+11:00October 31st, 2019|Rubbish Information, Rubbish Removals|

College life can be hectic sometimes as you need to balance a wide range of things every day. From your social life to studying, completing numerous assignments, attending class, staying fit, eating healthy, and cleaning. Speaking of cleaning, you should always wash your dorm regularly. So how often should you do this? We have [...]

Strip Out, Renovation, Defitting, Demolition; What are the Differences?

By |2019-10-18T09:57:37+11:00October 25th, 2019|Construction Rubbish Tips, Rubbish Information, Strip Out & Small Demolition|

While researching an upcoming project, you may have come across two or three construction documents or articles on the internet that mentioned striping out and demolition. In the piece, the words renovation and defitting may have also popped up a few times. Your inability to understand these four words probably made it difficult for [...]

How Long Does it Take for Rubbish to Decompose in Landfills?

By |2019-10-18T09:42:13+11:00October 23rd, 2019|Rubbish Information, Rubbish Removals|

Depositing waste in landfills is the most common way of getting rid of trash across the globe. As you go to throw away that bag of rubbish at a landfill, have you ever wondered how long it would take for the trash to decompose? From an environmental perspective, different items in the garbage bag [...]

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 [...]

How to Prepare for a Bathroom Demolition & Renovation

By |2019-10-15T10:16:52+11:00October 15th, 2019|Rubbish Information, Strip Out & Small Demolition|

Do you feel like renovating your bathroom? If you do, you have to understand the renovation process fully. The renovation process starts with demolishing the old bathroom to make space for the new one. Before you embark on demolition, you must ensure that a few things are in order and this is called preparing [...]

7 Costly Mattress Removal Mistakes to Avoid

By |2019-10-15T09:40:31+11:00October 13th, 2019|Rubbish Information|

Mattresses are big and bulky materials whose removal tends to stress a lot of people, and most of the time, they do it in the wrong manner. Improper disposal of mattresses may be attributed to many things, and one of them is the fact that people do not know how to remove mattresses properly. [...]

7 Things Not to Do at the End of Lease

By |2019-10-01T09:44:33+10:00October 11th, 2019|Rubbish Information|

In one or two months leading to the end of a rental lease, you will have to make several important decisions relating to your living situation. Even though most people focus more on finding a new home, the moving process involves more than getting a new apartment, packing up the stuff and driving away. [...]

Hard Rubbish: What is it and How to Dispose of it

By |2019-09-30T17:10:10+10:00October 9th, 2019|Rubbish Information, Rubbish Removals|

With the various classifications of waste materials, it can be quite easy to mix up the different categories. Some you might be used to since you interact with them as you go on with your daily activities, some you come by rarely. What is hard rubbish? Hard rubbish refers to large items that cannot [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Treated Timber

By |2019-09-30T11:42:26+10:00October 7th, 2019|Rubbish Information|

It’s used virtually everywhere; in constructions, for building structures, even in garden landscapes around you. To ensure the sustainability of this magnificent product, we result in treating it for preservation purposes. Getting to understand the processes, types of treatment, the terminology associated with the same, can be quite confusing. Here we’ll help break it [...]

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