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 fit in the regular bin. They are usually composed of durable products that are either broken, have been replaced or no longer desirable and need to be disposed of.

What does hard rubbish comprise of?

  • Mattresses
  • Bed bases
  • Glass, ceramic, mirrors, and window glass; it is prudent to mark and wrap china and mirrors
  • Air conditioners
  • Stoves
  • Household items
  • White goods (refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, televisions, etc.).
  • Fencing in small panels (Should be less than 1.5 meters in length)
  • Carpet and linoleum
  • Hot water systems
  • Timber (Should be less than 1.5 meters in length)
  • Metal tools, equipment, and scrap
  • Sofas
  • Stereo equipment
  • Lawnmowers
  • Bicycles
  • Broken furniture
  • Barbies
  • Paint tins
  • Play equipment
  • For the white goods, you should remove the doors before collecting them for disposal.
  • Hard waste does not include:
  • Car batteries
  • Building and renovation material
  • Engine blocks
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Gas cylinders
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Oils
  • Asbestos
  • Garden waste
  • Polystyrene and Styrofoam

How should you take care of your hard rubbish?

There exist several options you may choose from. Among the benefits you’ll enjoy: saving money and reducing environmental impact as the waste going out to landfill is minimal.

Did you know, most councils in Australia provide for free collection of hard rubbish once annually?

Since some of the waste may come about after upgrading to a bigger or better appliance, you don’t have to dispose of the item. You can instead decide to gift it to a deserving person.

Below are five methods to choose from, that you may apply to take care of your hard rubbish:

1) Donating to charity

A child somewhere could be in deep need of that old computer you are planning to dispose of. As the adage goes, one man’s soup is another man’s poison; take this opportunity to bless someone else with your old equipment after upgrading.

2) Gifting your friends or family if your white wastes are still functioning

You probably bought a bigger washing machine, owing to your growing household. How about gifting your friend or family? Remember that niece who has just moved out of her parent’s house? Make it easy for her to start life on her own, gift her with the appliances you don’t need any more if they’re still working.

3) You could take the items to a nearby recycling centre

The benefits derived from this are endless, not only do you help save on landfill space, but also prevent pollution, save on energy, increase economic security, and conserve on natural resources. The recycling centres can quickly refurbish your waste and put it back in the market which is a cheaper, and more sustainable way to deal with waste.

4) Holding a garage sale

A fun way to meet and interact with your neighbours while making an extra coin. Talk of killing two birds with one stone, a yard sale for both environmental and financial benefits.

5) Engaging the services of a waste management service

Different companies have different terms, depending on your agreement. The firm spells out what items they can collect and what they don’t categorise as hard waste. As opposed to the local council’s collection, you can arrange for this at call and book your collection when it suits you.

At Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we believe in sustainable development as well as environmental protection. Through our hard rubbish collection services, we help declutter your home while protecting the environment. With our competitive prices and special offers, you won’t feel a pinch as we take care of the headache that’s been bugging you.

Contact us today on 0407 125 125, and we’ll help keep your home free from waste dumping and cluttering. Depending on your preference, we can pick your hard rubbish either on your property or outside on the nature strip.

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