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Do’s and Dont’s in Curbside Rubbish Disposal

Rubbish removal is every local council’s responsibility. And in every household, your sole obligation is to dispose of your waste properly in the right waste bin and at the right time.

By practising on sorting our recyclable and disposable rubbish, we can all reduce the amount of waste sent to our landfills. Recycling benefits go beyond protecting our resources. With this simple effort of following the curbside do’s and don’ts, we are not only promoting in reducing the need to consume our natural resources. We’re saving the planet we all live in.

Recycling is easy. All you need is the commitment and the attitude to make it happen. Recycling starts by emptying food or liquid in any container before placing your rubbish in the recycling bins. Every local council has rules and guidelines for collecting rubbish and acceptable waste items.

So, check your local council to avoid compromising your recycling efforts. 

Curbside rubbish removal: Do’s

  • Do check your local council’s waste bin collection time and day. Place your bins out the night before.
  • Check your local council’s guidelines on what types of waste are accepted for collection. Always make reading a habit.
  • Do sort your disposable and recyclables appropriately and accordingly.
  • Place all your waste in the bins and close the lid tightly. Make sure not to overfill the waste bin.
  • Retrieve and store your bins back on your property after collection or within 24 hours after cleanup.
  • Do contact a local rubbish removalist provider for large quantities of unwanted items. Paul’s Rubbish Removal is always ready to provide rubbish removalists anytime.

Curbside rubbish removal: Don’ts

  • Don’t place bags or boxes beside the bins. Mostly, they won’t be collected.
  • Don’t stuff your waste bin. A heavy bin is difficult to carry during pickup
  • Don’t place your bin earlier than the scheduled pick up. You don’t want to attract passersby stuffing their rubbish in your bin.
  • Don’t place your bin in a spot that can block pedestrian or vehicle access.
  • Don’t leave your bin out on the pavement or street after collection.
  • Don’t stuff rubbish in the wrong waste bin. 

Your local council will not collect additional rubbish bags or boxes. If you think your waste bins are not enough for your household waste, renting a dumpster is the most responsible way of removing your rubbish from your house. However, there are certain methods you can consider before trying to obtain a bigger bin such as recycling, reusing and repurposing.

Local council’s basic rules

Basically, to ensure that your rubbish bin will not be rejected, do not place unacceptable items in your bin or beside your waste bin. Local council’s unacceptable rubbish items are the following and not limited to:

Rejected rubbish in front of your property will be considered illegal dumping after the collection or if you fail to retrieve the rubbish within the allotted time. You don’t want your local council to leave your household rubbish items in the curb because it will not do good to you as it attracts hefty fines. 


Everyone is encouraged to reduce the amount of waste produced and always make it a habit to reuse and recycle items as much as possible. If we divert our waste from our landfills, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserving our natural resources and reducing energy and water use.

We are not only committed in our work as professional and responsible rubbish removalists, but we are also dedicated to keeping our community and the environment clean, safe and healthy. Don’t worry about rubbish removal; we can do the job for you anytime.

Paul’s Rubbish Removal is an EPA-compliant rubbish removalist provider that can manage all types of waste and rubbish problems. If you are looking for environmentally friendly rubbish removalists, call us on 0407 125 125. We are available 24/7 across Sydney.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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