We at Tiny Tins Skip Bins Illawarra are an environmentally friendly business and with the information in our blog posts each week wish to educate you, our customers on how you can help to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
|Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 17:55||comments (0)|
Many of the skip bins collected across Australia are carted to the closest waste management facility. Depending on the type of waste in the skip bin will depend on how the rubbish is tipped. Much of the waste is mixed and unfortunately goes straight from the bin into landfill. On average, landfills across Australia see approximately 20 million tonnes of waste each year. Across the country, there are over 1,000 landfill waste management facilities so chances are, you are already familiar with some of the ins and outs of managing your waste as effectively as possible.
It is vital to keep in mind that if you are wanting to reduce your landfill footprint, you can order multiple skips for the various types of waste you may have. If the waste has been separated and grouped into different types, it is then easier to dispose of in the most environmentally friendly way.
Not many people know, but much of the waste that we produce as humans can be reused or recycled. Placing these items into landfill can take centuries to degrade, harming the environment and consuming landfill space.
|Posted on 21 March, 2019 at 3:15||comments (0)|
Hazardous waste and by-products can be classed as liquids, chemicals, oils, paints, gas bottles etc. These can be poisonous/toxic products which can pose serious irreversible effects on the natural environment. It is important to dispose of this type of waste correctly as it cannot be placed into landfill.
DO remember it is important to enquire with your local council either Wollongong, Shellharbour or Kiama to guarantee the safe disposal of your hazardous liquids such as paints.
DO NOT pour chemicals down the drain as this leads to harming the marine life that inhabit the ocean.
DO take your household batteries to your local Aldi Supermarket. Aldi are the first and only supermarket to operate a battery take back scheme. The chemicals in batteries can be toxic to the environment over time, posing a danger to the local wildlife and surrounding areas such as nature reserves and waterways. On average, around 300 million household batteries are thrown into landfill mixed with ordinary waste. This hazard equates to a massive 8000 tonne of batteries that can be removed from the environment.
DO NOT burn off chemicals as they can potentially be flammable/explosive. This also releases toxins into the environment, effecting the flora and fauna.
DO take your old printer cartridges to your local Australia Post office for safe disposal and recycling.
Here at Tiny Tins Skip Bins Illawarra we ensure we always determine the best way to dispose of our customer’s waste. This includes taking the time to sort the rubbish into more specific waste groups such as landfill, metal, white goods, green waste, timber etc. This simple task only takes a few moments and can help reduce our landfill footprint, having greater positive effects on the environment!