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Environmentally Friendly ways To Handle Your Rubbish in Sydney

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Environmentally Friendly ways To Handle Your Rubbish in Sydney


If you love travelling, Sydney is a place you should definitely visit. The city is majestic and has a lot to offer. Even with that being said, there is still one issue that is harming the city’s beauty. This issue is the improper disposal of waste. Many people struggle with depositing waste in an environmentally friendly way. 

That is why we have compiled a list for a few eco-friendly ways of handling rubbish. These methods are as follows;


  • Make Use of Skip Bins


Most residential areas in Sydney have open-topped containers for collecting rubbish. Basically, this is what we call a skip bin. Disposing of waste in a skip bin is one of the most eco-friendly methods of handling rubbish. It is also one of the easiest. All you have to do is collect the rubbish from your home, place it in a nice nylon paper, and seal it. Sealing prevents waste from falling out of the bag during disposal. After that, you just throw the bag in the bin, and you are done.


  • Upcycling


Upcycling is another eco-friendly way of getting rid of rubbish in Sydney. Upcycling involves taking an item (rubbish), transforming it, and making a new item. In essence, the rubbish you use at the beginning is the raw material. Upcycling is sometimes referred to as recycling.

Let us explain this concept using paper waste. When the paper goes to any Sydney-based recycling plant, it is mixed with water. Chemicals are then added to the mixture to break the paper down. Thereafter it is chopped and heated. This is where the change of form occurs. After the process is complete, you will get strands of cellulose. This is then followed by straining and cleaning, then deinking, and finally bleaching. The last step is mixing everything left with water. It is at this point that new recycled pieces of paper are made. 


  • Reusing whenever possible


This may not be a popular eco-friendly method of handling rubbish, but it is truly effective. The reason why it is not popular is that not all kinds of rubbish can be reused. This then makes it difficult to implement it in most cases. However, there are instances where you can actually reuse.

A good example is when you have a glass cereal jar that has been cracked slightly on the side. In most cases, people would rush to throw it out, which is not so great. This is because there are many ways you can reuse such a jar. One way of reusing is by making a home decoration. You can easily do this by placing numerous small pebbles in it. Thereafter you set it in the corner of your living room. This will go a long way in reducing pollution of the environment. It also helps in improving the outlook of your home.


  • Hiring Garbage Removal Companies


Sometimes, you may want help to handle rubbish, probably because it is toxic. Or sometimes, you just want to save time and let experts handle everything. All in all, hiring a garbage removal company is a great choice. The professionals will take care of everything, and you will be pleased with the results. Of course, after collection, they get rid of waste the right way.


  • Making Donations


One thing you need to know about rubbish is that it does not always include waste items. Items you no longer use, which you want to get rid of are still considered as rubbish. Even when they are fully functional. A good example is an old TV set. One of the best eco-friendly ways of getting rid of such an item is trough giving it away as a donation.

You can just look for any relative or friend who is in need of a TV set and donate it to them. Also, it does not always have to be someone you know. You can always make a donation to a charity organization or a welfare society. Once you take the TV there, the officials will know what to do next with such items.

We all need to put more effort into adopting eco-friendly ways of handling rubbish. That is if we want to save our planet. There are many environmentally friendly ways of handling waste. It all depends on what you want. Of course, one of these methods is through hiring a reputable garbage removal company. 

What better company to call than Junk King. We are known across Sydney for the exemplary services we offer. Just give us a call on (04) 1080 8723.