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Perth’s Southern Suburbs Rank as Some of Australia’s Best Recyclers

Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The results are in and Perth’s southern suburbs have topped the list for Australia’s best recyclers!

Data collected from the MyCouncil website found that the Town of East Fremantle and City of Cockburn lead the way for recycling with 61% of material recovered from waste collected, and the City of Fremantle sits at number five with 54%  material recovery.

“As a One Planet council we have a target of achieving a 70%  community recycling rate by 2020, so while ranking in the top five is a terrific outcome there’s still room for improvement,” Fremantle Mayor Pettitt said.

This is an incredible step in the right direction for recycling efforts and becoming an environmentally conscious city as a whole.

Keep reading to find out why recycling is so important and how you can improve your recycling habits.

The Importance of Recycling

There are countless reasons recycling is an important part of our environmental upkeep. The most important part of recycling is reducing the amount of waste going into landfills. When recyclable or organic waste is left to decompose in landfills without oxygen, they produce greenhouse gases that are emitted into the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.

Additionally, proper recycling limits the amount of plastic and waste that ends up in our oceans, destroying marine ecosystems and harming ocean life.

 

How to Up Your Recycling Game

Want to join Perth’s southern suburbs in being a recycling hero? Here are five handy tips to get the most out of recycling:

  1. Understand what you CAN and CAN’T recycle – Check your local council’s website to get a good idea of what your kerbside recycling collection accepts. You might find there’s plenty you’re missing. Generally, most paper and cardboard are accepted, and some types of glass and plastics.
  2. Compost natural goods – “Recycle” your food scraps by placing them in your garden to decompose and act as a natural fertiliser. It’s good for the earth and keeps food waste out of landfills.
  3. Donate unwanted items – Instead of binning unwanted items or things you no longer need. offer them to friends and family or donate them to your local op shop.
  4. Separate waste from recycled goods – When recycling items, particularly food-related items, ensure any waste like leftover food, baked-on products and excess oil is thoroughly cleaned away. If the recycled items are spoiled, they can be rejected and end up in landfills.
  5. Re-Use – Avoid using single-use products and opt for heavy duty reusable items such as drink bottles and containers.

When in doubt, always remember the 3 R’s:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Bonza Bins are proud to service Fremantle and we’re dedicated to ensuring your waste is properly managed and sorted. Recycling is incredibly important for our health and the environment. That’s why we make every effort to recycle as much from our skip bins as possible.

If you require a fast, efficient and friendly service with great prices, call Bonza Bins, your Fremantle skip bin provider, on (08) 9331 7271.

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Update Your Home

Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly home is becoming a growing priority for homeowners.  Let’s explore some simple renovation and upgrade ideas to refresh and update your home in an eco-friendly way. 

  1. Reclaim and Recycle Your Living Space

When renovating and updating your home, you don’t need the newest trends to give your house a modern and stylish look. Consider using other materials such as reclaimed wood, which is both environmentally friendly and injects some charm and character to your home.

It has recently become quite popular for all kinds of home renovation projects. You can use it to restyle kitchen countertops and use it for flooring and feature walls.

You can also repurpose old furniture, giving it a fresh coat of paint or taking parts from it to build into something new.

How do you dispose of the parts you don’t need? Hire a skip bin from Bonza Bins of course!

 

  1. Be Label-Conscious

When buying cleaning products, paint or any other household supplies, be conscious of potentially toxic of harmful ingredients.

Opt for products that are labelled as “eco-friendly” or “green” and ensure you do your research into chemicals and ingredients that may have negative impacts on your health and the environment.

 

  1. Use Less Plastic

It can be easy to forget that plastic waste ends up in landfills and oceans, harming marine life and taking hundreds of years to break down. There has also been an increasing concern about the toxins plastics release into the environment.

Try to buy glass or metal containers and kitchenware instead of plastic for your home and use your own reusable bags when shopping.

 

  1. Insulate, Insulate, Insulate

Protect your home from the elements with high-quality insulation. Insulation keeps you warm in the cooler seasons and cool in the warmer seasons and is a far eco-friendlier option to temperature control.

You can avoid using air conditioners and heaters, reducing electricity and gas use, saving you money and protecting the environment.

 

  1. Get some Indoor Plants

Not only do indoor plants inject a bright and lively ambience to your home, they are also natural air purifiers. Plants can remove toxins from the air including formaldehyde and benzene, as well as produce oxygen for better, cleaner air to breathe.

Some of our top recommendations are peace lily, fiddle leaf fig and mother-in-law’s tongue.

 

  1. Choose Paint that is Better for You and the Environment

Looking to give your home a fresh coat of paint? Many traditional paints are riddled with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which evaporate into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. The harmful chemicals in paint (such as cadmium, lead and chromium) are also a hazard to human health and the environment.

Low VOC and natural paints tend to limit or eliminate these chemicals and use a water base instead of an oil base. It’s friendlier to your body and the earth.

If you want to rid yourself of not so eco-friendly goods in your home, or you’re looking to renovate or update, consider hiring a skip bin to make a large home overhaul easy.

Bonza Skip Bins offer affordable skip bins for hire in Canning Vale and surrounding suburbs. Contact us to enquire about skip bin hire in Perth or simply book a bin online today.

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Skip Bins for Event Waste Management

Posted on Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Are you planning an event? Perhaps your business focuses on events or event management? Well – we’re here to tell you how skip bins can make event waste management a breeze! 

Events like concerts and sporting events often produce a lot of unwanted rubbish. It can be a massive burden on a budget without sufficient planning. Large skip-bin hire services are the cheapest and most efficient way to get your post-event clean up underway! 

Check out some of the factors you need to consider before hiring a skip bin for event waste management. 

How many skip bins should you have?

The reality is that more people will dispose their rubbish at an event if more disposal options are available to them. However this doesn’t mean you need to cover every inch of your event with skip bins and small bins. Get smart about it. 

Consider the needs of the event-goer and imagine the most convenient places, and places someone is most likely to put their rubbish. Popular places to put a small skip bins are near exits and restrooms. This will encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin as they leave. 

Capacity 

Skip bins don’t come in one size to fit all. They’re actually available in a variety of sizes to fit the amount of waste your project is producing. 

Consider these questions when determining what size skip bin you need for your event. 

  • What kind of event do you have ? 
  • How long is the event? 
  • On average – how long will one person be at your event? 
  • How large is the location of your event?

Once you’ve determined the answers to the above questions you’re ready to rock n roll with your skip bin choice. Music festivals and sporting events are great examples of events that produce a large amount of rubbish.

To solve this you’d want to have a selection of small and large skip bins scattered across the location to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin. The availability of skip bins on location allows the disposal of rubbish from smaller bins to be emptied quickly and efficiently. 

Bonza Bins Event Waste Management Prices 

At Bonza Bins we offer a variety of skip bin sizes for your event waste management. Sizing may vary depending on the waste type. 

Light waste

  • Household and office waste
  • Light building materials
  • Furniture and appliances
  • Green waste 

Heavy waste

  • Crushed rock
  • Roof tiles 
  • Sand and soil
  • Bricks and concrete 

Check out our price and size guide below. Please note that mixed heavy waste bins are charged at heavy waste prices.

Bonza Bins provides a quick delivery service for your skip bin, at cheap competitive prices. For skip bin hire in Armadale – or if you have any questions specific to your skip bin needs contact us today!

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Skip Bin Hire Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Want to get the most out of your skip bin hire while saving money, time, and making your project go as smoothly as possible?

Then read these quick and valuable tips for the do’s and don’ts of skip bin hire before hiring your next skip bin.

Skip Bin Do’s

  • Do determine the type of waste you intend to dispose of

As we covered in our recent blog on ‘light vs heavy waste’, it’s important to determine the type of waste you plan to put into your skip bin. 

Most big jobs require a heavy/mixed skip which allows for heavy and light waste to be removed. However, some smaller jobs may only require a light waste skip which tend to be slightly cheaper as it is easier to transport and tip so it’s worth considering what type of waste you need removed.

  • Do sort your waste

Once you’ve determined the type of waste you’re going to dispose of, ensure you separate it into different waste types to make the disposal process much easier.

You can find out more about waste types here.

  • Do maximise your skip bin load

Save time and money by making the most of your skip bin and maximising your load.

You can do this by placing the heaviest items at the bottom or breaking down and disassembling some items such as furniture, before putting them in.

  • Do take note of skip bin weight restrictions

Think you might go over the weight restrictions of the skip bin?

Take note of the weight restrictions and discuss your options with the skip bin provider.  

  • Do keep your skip bin in view

Friendly with your neighbours? Then they make think it’s okay for them to sneak some of their unwanted goods or rubbish into your skip bin too. 

Keep your skip bin within your property and within view as much as possible so you can keep an eye on it.

Skip Bin Don’ts

  • Don’t put anything in your skip bin that you shouldn’t

There are certain items you just can’t put in your skip bin – so don’t.

Current environmental legislation states that the following types of waste are not allowed to be disposed of in skip bins:

      Any materials that may contain asbestos

      Hazardous waste

      Car and truck tyres

      Liquid waste such as paint and oil etc.

      Gas bottles

      Batteries

      Explosives

  • Don’t overfill your skip bin

Whilst you’re encouraged to maximise your skip bin load, you’re also encouraged not to overfill it.

If you fill your skip bin to the point of items being over the rim, your bin may be unsafe for transport. It’s also illegal to transport skip bins that are overflowing.

  • Don’t lie to your skip bin provider about types of waste

While it can be tempting to go with the cheapest option, ignore advice and hope for the best, it’s important that you are honest about your waste needs so we can match the bin size with your needs and ensure that once a bin is filled it can be lifted by one of our trucks and transported safely. 

By knowing the waste type it also helps us to better manage what type of waste can go to a particular waste recycling centre or transfer station for sorting. Read more about waste types here.

Now that you know how to get the most out of your skip bin hire while saving money, time, and making your project go as smoothly as possible, you’re ready to order your skip bin.

Bonza Bins, Perth, provides a quick delivery service for your skip bin, at competitive prices. Contact us to enquire about Fremantle skip bin hire or simply book a bin online today.

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