December 21, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Rubbish Removal

There are many things that you need to think about every day during adult life, one of which is the weekly chore of taking the bins out. This can become slightly complicated if you move to a new area and don’t know what day bin night is, or if you have bulky or hazardous items that are clogging up your back garden. If this is something you have been struggling with, fear not. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about rubbish removal.


What bins should I have?

colored garbage bins

When you move into your own house for the first time, or move into a new area, it can be a bit confusing as to what bins you should have. So when you move into either a rented property, or your new bought house, you should find that you have been supplied with two bins as a standard. It is important to check to make sure you have been given these bins, otherwise it will be difficult when it comes to rubbish removal day. In Australia, you will likely be given a general waste bin, which will have a red lid, as well as a mixed recycling bin with a yellow lid. It is also possible for you to contact your local council to request a garden organics bin for any outdoor waste.


What are the collection rules?

The specific rules of collection will depend on the area in which you live, as rubbish removal is usually left to local councils to organize, however there are some general rules that you should abide by. The first thing to remember is that if you want your bins emptied, you need to ensure they are out the night before collection day. After moving to a new property, many people are unsure as to where they should leave their bins, but as a general rule they should be left in a safe place beside the kerb. However, you need to ensure that they wont impact or block pedestrian or vehicle access. Another thing many people often forget is that all waste must be inside the bin, with the lid closed. If this is not done, your waste will not be taken. Furthermore, any bags placed beside the bin will not be taken.


What can’t be collected?

paints and paint cans

There are a number of items that cannot be collected in the weekly rubbish removal service. Items such as paints, solvents and batteries are not able to be put in the general waste or mixed recycling bins. It is also important to note that you will not be able to put building materials or sharp items (such as needles) into the general waste bins for the weekly collection.


What do I do with items that can’t be taken in the weekly collection?


Anything that is not able to be put into the general waste or mixed recycling bins will need to be collected by a rubbish removal company. These businesses are licensed and able to collect any hazardous, bulky or toxic waste, therefore whatever materials you have, they should be able to dispose of for you. It is not just building materials that can be disposed of, as you would also be able to hire one of these companies to take away your old mattress, fridge or dishwasher. This is a great way of freeing up some space in either your spare room or your garden! Who wouldn’t want some extra space for a BBQ or pool in the summer?


How much does rubbish removal cost?

The cost of a specialist company will depend on what you need disposing of as well as how many items you have, and how big they are. As a general rule, big or bulky items will cost more than a few small cans of paint, this is mainly due to the fact that a bigger vehicle and more employees will be needed to assist. If you are unsure on prices, most companies will offer obligation free quotes, so you will have an idea of how much they charge before they come to collect the items.


How much can be taken in one go?

The amount that can be taken will greatly depend on what items you need disposing of. However, it is important to note that these professionals deal with disposing of big and bulky items every day, so your mattress should not be a problem for them. In order for the rubbish removal professionals to take as much as possible in one go, make sure you tell them what items you need taking away before they arrive. This will allow them to bring the most appropriately sized truck. What may seem like a huge amount of junk to you, is just another day at the office for them, and most of the time the use of one truck is more than enough space.

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