The term “reduce, reuse, recycle” was popularised during the environmental movement in the 1970’s and has never been more relevant. However, there is some confusion around what can and can’t be recycled. Here’s a list of surprisingly recyclable vs non-recyclable household items.
Recycling doesn’t have to be difficult, knowing these simple recycling do’s and don’ts can make all the difference. At Bonza Bins we make rubbish removal easy. We accept almost any kind of waste and we have skip bins of any size to cater to your needs.
Be sure to check with your local council about recycling as it may vary depending on where you live. For more information about our services, make sure to get in touch and order the best skip bins in Fremantle and the Southern Suburbs.
Most of us want to help the environment by recycling as much as we can. Australian’s are known to produce 540kg of household waste per person, each year. As a result, the country is generating an estimated 67 million tonnes of waste, but only 37% is being recycled. To battle the war on waste, we all have to do our part with recycling. Here are some simple tips to recycle more effectively at home.
It’s important to take our recycling habits into our schools. It’s estimated that around 80% of what is used at school can be recycled. Providing children and adults with exposure to the importance of recycling, to help us all live in a greener and healthier community.
The last major place you can make a difference is recycling at work. Here are a few tips to make some big changes to increase your recycling habits within the office.
Managing waste is one of the challenges our country is facing right now. We can all make a difference by even following just a few of the above tips. At Bonza Bins we make rubbish removal easy. We accept almost any kind of waste and we have skip bins of any size to cater to your needs. For more information about our services, make sure to get in touch and order the best skip bins in Canning Vale and the Southern Suburbs.
Each household has at least one box of old electronics lying around – much like that box full of cables that you can’t bring yourself to chuck out. You might not be purposely collecting old electronics like laptops and phones, but if you’re like most people, you have no idea what to do with them. You might also be concerned about data safety. So you just end up keeping them for years.
With millions of televisions, computers and mobile phones discarded in Australia each year, you might be wondering what happens to them? Do they end up in landfill? Read on to find out what happens to E-waste!
In 2011, the Federal Government implemented a program (NTCRS) to collect and reuse electronics from companies that import or manufacture more than 5000 devices per year. Through this scheme, the companies help recover end-of-life products and divert them from landfill. These products end up being recycled.
As you might know already, electronics are categorized as household hazardous waste and cannot be placed in regular bins or skip bins. So you won’t be able to gather all of them and hire a bin to get rid of them!
The good news is that there are over 1800 collection points across the country where you can drop off your unwanted TVs, phones, laptops and other electronics. They are then dismantled by material type – plastics, glass, circuit boards, batteries and so on.
The recycling of different parts is more of a global effort instead of a local one.
The circuit boards are sent to Japan, where a chemical process is used to recover precious metals like gold, silver or copper. The batteries are sent to Korea, where they are recycled and substances like lithium and cadmium are recovered. Steel, copper and aluminium are processed in Australia, while a fair portion of plastics is sent in China.
This is one of the main concerns when it comes to throwing away laptops and computers. You might be worried about your computer data and how it’s handled – you wouldn’t want anyone to gain access to it!
You can rest assured there’s no data security issue to be concerned about when it comes to recycling. All the elements of an electronic device are dismantled and destroyed. This means the data is wiped away as well.
The situation is very different if you’re donating the computer or laptop. Then you would want to make sure you erase everything on the hard drive. There are companies that specialise in this and can offer you a wiping certificate as well.
Mobile phones are recycled through Mobile Muster, a voluntary scheme established 20 years ago. As the process is similar with computer recycling, no need to worry about your data. The pieces are dismantled and sent off for material recovery.
If you want to be extra cautious, it’s not a bad idea to erase everything on your phone by either manually deleting and logging out of any apps or doing a factory reset. But if it’s broken and you can’t turn it on, don’t worry about it. Everything will be destroyed.
Recycling electronic waste is very important, as most devices can be repurposed into new ones. For most other types of waste, make sure to get in touch and order the best skip bins in Armadale and the Southern Suburbs.
Skip bins are very versatile and can hold many types of rubbish, from green waste and household items to construction and demolition waste. However, there are certain items that cannot be disposed of via skip bins. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) fits into that category.
Find out what hazardous waste is and how it can be removed from your property in a safe manner!
There are certain items in your home that are dangerous when placed in regular kerbside bins or skip bins, as they are corrosive, flammable, explosive or very toxic. Household hazardous waste can be disposed of at HHW Permanent Facilities throughout WA.
Even these facilities will only accept certain types of hazardous waste, up to a limit of 20 kg per material type:
Waste that is NOT accepted by HHW Permanent Facilities needs to be attended to through other programs. Here are the materials you should never place in a regular bin or a skip bin:
Contact your local council to find out how to dispose of any of the above. They can guide you to the right facilities.
Skip bins can be used for most common types of waste. For example, Bonza Bins accept building rubble (bricks, tiles, concrete, sand), garden and general household waste, whitegoods, wood etc. Many skip bin companies do not allow you to mix “heavy” and “light” materials. In a Bonza Bin you are able to mix these.
So if you’re renovating, moving out or simply doing a thorough general cleaning, contact your friendly bin hire in Fremantle! Just let us know what kind of rubbish you plan to dispose of and we can recommend the perfect bin for you!