Keeping unmanaged waste on a property is a great way to attract mice, cockroaches and other pests, and it gives the property a bad image (and smell!); using a rubbish removal company to get rid of your waste is the best way to avoid these undesired effects.
You could book a council pick-up, but you might have to wait a week, and they may not be able to get rid of all of your waste. A rubbish removal company makes the whole process a breeze, getting rid of everything in just a few hours.
Read on for more information about what the process of hiring their services entails.
Types of items that can be disposed of
Virtually all waste is accepted by your average rubbish removal company. This includes:
- Residential waste such as furniture, toys, appliances, clothing and linen, electronics and organics are frequently disposed of by such services.
- Business waste such as electronics, furniture, appliances, paper, plastics and organics can also be taken away. Businesses may also want to arrange for a weekly pick-up in order to regularly dispose of these items.
- Industrial waste such as hazardous materials, liquids, building debris, electricals and other building materials can also be disposed of.
Quality service providers ensure that all materials are sorted, recycled where possible, and disposed of safely and in the right location.
How a rubbish removal company can help the environment
Waste is a major problem in Australia, with individuals producing around 2000kg of the stuff every year. Combine that with the waste coming from households, businesses and industrial projects across the nation and you’ve got yourself a lot of waste ending up in landfill!
Thankfully, the average rubbish removal company specialises in the correct management and disposal of waste, ensuring that items that can be recycled are recycled. This minimizes the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and facilitates the production of recycled goods in Australia, thus improving the environment.
How it’s better than council pick-up
Council pick-up services are free, however they have limitations to how much waste you can dispose of. They will only generally do one trip per week, meaning you’ll have to wait to dispose of any leftover junk. Council pick-ups also limit the types of waste you can get rid of; hazardous waste and sharp objects, for instance, are not accepted.
A rubbish removal company, on the other hand, will do as many trips as is required to get rid of your unwanted goods, and can dispose of virtually anything. While they may charge a fee, they are definitely worth the money.
How it’s better than skip bin hire
Hiring a skip bin can be expensive as you have to pay a bin fee and a time fee. Additionally, the longer you leave the bin on your grass, the stronger the leftover dead patch of grass will be. It may take several months to restore your grass. You are also limited by how much waste you can place into the bin.
A rubbish removal company, however, won’t limit you and will ensure that you are charged a transparent, once-off fee.
How to book
Booking the services of a rubbish removal company is easy. Simply give them a call and tell them your location, desired date and time, type of waste being disposed of and amount of waste being disposed of. They will then give you a quote and allow you to make the booking. If you aren’t sure of how much waste you have, send them a photo. Once you’ve done this, simply wait for the team to show up to your property!
How to prepare for clean-up day
Ideally try to make a pile out of your waste. This makes the job of the professionals easier and ensures the work is done faster. It also ensures that you don’t leave any waste behind – having all your waste gathered together makes it easier to tell when something is missing.
Some households may consider incinerating any leftover garbage. This is a bad idea, as burning certain chemicals can be extremely harmful to one’s health and the health of neighbours, and may even be carcinogenic. People with respiratory diseases such as asthma, children and the elderly may be affected more strongly by the smoke. Smoke exposure can lead to lung disease and result in symptoms such as rashes, nausea, headaches, shortness of breath, irritated chest and throat, and sore eyes. Rather than burning your garbage, ensure you dispose of it correctly.
Whether you’ve got commercial, residential or industrial waste that needs to be disposed of, enlisting the services of a rubbish removal company is your best option. They can ensure that the job is done safely, quickly and effectively, whilst caring for the environment by recycling items which can be recycled.