Personal waste management starts with you. With increasing and more conscious effort to deal with waste, you are already helping the environment from the negative effects of waste. It may take a lot of knowledge and effort to do so, but you can start with segregating with colour-coded bins at home. However, what happens if you do the inverse? Instead of throwing your trash in the correct bin, you throw it in another one by mistake instead? Is your effort discounted?

Most of the time, waste segregation ends up being the step with the most work from your end. In the first place, waste management aims to sort out waste in as many specific categories as possible to handle the nature of the rubbish. By doing so, recycling and waste recovery methods become easier to do. Moreover, putting the wrong items for recycling can cause more harm than benefit. This is what happens when you throw the wrong waste in the wrong bin:

Large fines

The most obvious thing that happens is that there will be fines imposed for throwing the wrong waste in the wrong bin. Many people don’t sort out waste on purpose. Throwing the rubbish in any official bin from the local council doesn’t mean that you’re helping the waste management methods. The bins serve as a guide in throwing out the garbage that comes from your home. Sadly, a lot of people still don’t sort waste in the hopes that whoever collects it will sort it for them. This can cost as much as $200 in fines.

Waste contamination and infestation

Another effect is waste contamination. The nature of each kind of waste is different. There are trash and rubbish that are general and more common to any household. Others are more toxic and can come from necessity. Mixing up waste can lead to one kind of waste affecting the other. You wouldn’t want anything considered as hazardous or infectious being more uncontained in the open. Especially in the current times where viral infections are the reality.

There are many methods to handle toxic waste. You can’t just throw some rubbish in a wrong coloured bin or a waste bin and expect it to be safe for disposal and collection. Chances are, you are ruining the possibility of other waste in the bin for recycling or recovery. Another is, you risk the occurrence of pest infestation and vermin going through trash. Throwing garbage in the wrong bin can result in the whole batch of waste being too contaminated or unrecyclable afterwards.

“In Australia, where all household recycling is collected in one bin, contamination is a huge problem, when a few nonrecyclable products can cause entire trucks’ worth of goods to go to landfill.”Boseley in The Guardian

In some parts in Australia, it is illegal to rummage through somebody’s waste too. Waste collection is a big task that can cost a lot of work and time, as such, it’s impractical to go through all bins and take it apart for inspection on the spot. The condition of your waste is within your hands. If you put the wrong waste in the wrong bin, especially toxic waste, you put public safety and individual health in danger.


Waste management is a system that helps improve the waste in Sydney. This includes throwing the garbage in the proper coloured bin. With the effort of Sydney to place placards and stickers to the bins, all you need to do is throw it in the proper bin and check if the bin is full. It might take more time to do, but the extra effort ensures the safety of the person who will collect the trash. Let us all work together to a more organised Australia. We can start at home with our trash.

Work with Paul’s Rubbish Removal for your next rubbish disposal!

If you don’t have the time to manage your waste. Rubbish removalists are present to help you. You can also choose to leave them in the Kerbside for Paul and his team to collect. With experience and professional service, Paul’s Rubbish Removal can handle your waste and its segregation. We can do the recycling for you too. We make rubbish removal easy and affordable for you in Sydney. All you need to do is call or send an email. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

We provide Household Rubbish Removals, Commercial Rubbish Removals, Same-Day Rubbish Removals and Fast Kerbside Pick Ups for more immediate disposal of your rubbish. We have other rubbish removal services as well. Check us out!

The best way to reach us is by calling us on 0407 125 125. You can also send us your enquiries  or book a rubbish removal job here.

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