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Summer Clean Out Made Easy with Skip Bins

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Christmas is well and truly over, but the mess it created is still lingering. It’s not too late to get a jump on all the new year promises you made to yourself. In fact – we have a skip bin for the old you. Check out the five different ways you can use a small skip bin to give your home a proper summer clean out.

Cardboard boxes

Do you have a bunch of leftover cardboard boxes from Christmas? From old appliances, furniture or toy boxes – you name it, it’s probably cluttering your space and cramping your style. They all add up quickly, and before you know it you’ve got a shed full of cardboard boxes that you’re pretending don’t exist. We see you. Don’t hide. You’ll feel much better if you take the plunge and get rid of them in one hit. With a skip bin, you have the power to get rid of all the cardboard boxes – as well as other clutter hiding behind the cardboard boxes.

Old Toys

The toys just keep on coming and coming, whilst the old get thrown to a corner. Embrace Marie Kondo and truly ask yourself whether the toys spark joy. No? OK. It’s time to sort through the old. If you’re not able to donate the toys, use a small skip bin to declutter your space. Remember to use a green skip bin service so that all the toys have the potential to be recycled!

Green Waste  

The easiest way to clean up your outdoor space is to hire a skip bin for all your green waste. Recycled items like grass clippings, leaves and branches are appropriate for a small skip bin, and make the tiring process all that much more manageable!

Big Furniture

New year, new you and some new furniture! You’ve started the year on a high, and you’ve decked your home out with some new big furniture. The trouble is…getting rid of the old furniture. Whilst we understand this can drag your style, there is an easy, and cost-efficient solution: a small skip bin! If Gumtree doesn’t want it, throw your old couch, fridge, mattress or dining table into a green-friendly skip bin. Now with a clear space and a clear mind, you can enjoy your new furniture.

Household Items

Whether you’ve noticed the build-up of household rubbish or not, it’s there, and it’s angry. It’s time to nip it, and declutter your space so you can focus on the more important things in life. Use a small skip bin to get rid of any waste laying about in your home. Don’t think twice, we promise you that you don’t need that duck figurine you picked up on a whim.

Skip Bin Hire

You’ve made it this far, let’s finish the job and start tidying! At Bonza Bins we offer a range of skip bin sizes to fit within your price range, and the length of time the bin is required. Our smallest 3m³ skip bin is just $260 for a 7-day hire! Check out our range, and price list on the website.

Are you ready for your summer clean out? If you need skip bin hire in Canning Vale, or have any questions specific to your skip bin recycling needs, contact us today!

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Tips to Reduce Waste on a Construction Site

Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019

On a construction site, there’s a lot to keep track of, and sometimes complex operations and disorganisation result in the loss of materials. This makes recycling products and managing waste difficult to do properly, and consequently create a waste of money and resource. Read on to find out what kind of materials on a construction site can be recycled, and what to do differently to ensure you’re getting the most out of your materials for your project.

What is Recyclable?

Before you begin your next project,  create a list of the kinds of materials you’ll need and how much waste you’ll be producing. With this in mind, reconsider the type of materials and the most efficient way the materials can be used.  

Recyclable materials:

  • Glass (most)
  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Carpeting
  • Tiles
  • Aggregates (gravel, sand, crushed stone)

With so many recycled material options available, it’s easy to plan a project around them. However, there are a select few materials that don’t have recyclable options.

Unrecyclable materials:

  • Wallpaper
  • Old paint cans
  • Broken glass
  • Some plastics

It’s important to separate these materials from recyclable materials wherever possible.

To save money, consider thinking outside the box. Anything that can be repurposed ultimately saves money and reduces future costs.

Green Design

In the moment, it’s easy and convenient to forget about the proper recycling procedures. Planning ensures that waste can be kept to a minimum wherever possible.

During the design phase of a project, consider integrating a sustainable design. Green design ideas include: choosing sustainable materials, repurposing readily built products, pre-calculating the exact amount of materials needed, and creating a space to store materials on/off-site to avoid theft and damage.

How to Sort Waste with Skip Bins

Sorting through waste on a construction site can be a timely task. But if you want to ensure your materials are being sorted, recycled and repurposed properly, hire an eco-friendly skip bin service. Eco-friendly skip bin services will sort through your materials and recycle accordingly.

However if you’re disposing materials and waste yourself, consider sorting materials throughout your project. Keep one bin for recyclable materials, and another for waste.

For more information regarding waste types visit our website. We are a skip bin hire company in Perth, offering cheap skip bins and excellent customer service. If you need a skip, or  just have any questions about recycling or what can or cannot go in your skip bin, contact us today!

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How to Recycle in the Workplace

Posted on Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Have you noticed how much waste is produced in your workplace? Far too often we sit around waiting for others to take some initiative, rather than taking accountability for our own rubbish. Implementing recycling strategies at work may take some time, but good habits will stick with sufficient training. Read on to find out what you can do now, and how to reduce waste and sustain a green workplace.

Staff Training

When introducing something new into your routine, like most things, you need to create a habit to get it to stick long term. In order to implement a successful recycling initiative, all staff must be informed, and clear on their responsibilities. In a recycling training program, ensure that you focus on communicating what the program aims to achieve, why the program has been initiated, and what is expected from each employee. The success rate of a recycling program is higher when employees are clear on what’s expected and why their contribution is important to the cause.

To get your team started, make it fun! Get the team to make a list of wasteful materials in the office and how the waste can be reduced. E.g. Printing, paper cups.

Recycling Signage

Confusion and lack of awareness about recycling facilities will derail your recycling initiative. To get the habit to stick, recycling needs to be clear and simple. Absent signage will lead to people to the waste disposal method that they know. Make things easy for everyone in the workplace by placing signage on recycling paper boxes and disposal bins.

Location of Recycling Bins

Recycling rates increase when it’s acknowledged that recycling is inconvenient. Without any sense of accountability, the habit of recycling can be hard to maintain throughout the workplace. However, by placing recycling bins in easy to access spaces, people are more likely to make the change.

In a workplace study, a paper recycling bin was placed in a utility room. Only 28% of paper used in the office was put in this bin to be recycled. However, when a recycle tray was placed on each desk in the office 94% of the paper was recycled.

Think Before you Print

Reducing paper waste in the workplace is as simple as thinking twice about the decision. If your workplace is still working on paper rather than digitally, consider how you could implement more of a digital workflow. For instance, can you send paperwork through an email instead of posting it out?

If you need to print something, consider making tweaks to how you print. For example, only use black and white ink and colour ink when necessary. Instead of printing on one side, adopt double-sided printing to save paper.

Staff Motivation

To sustain a recycling program, staff need to feel motivated to make the change in their set ways. Often staff doesn’t recycle because they don’t know why their contribution matters. Ensure that each employee knows what is expected of them, and then speak to that expectation in feedback sessions. With regular communication to staff about recycling and specific feedback regarding the total amount recycled, staff will be able to see why their contribution matters.

Motivated staff will lead to greater results. To get some momentum for the project, consider some collaborative activities, or a fun competition such as bestowing a recycling champion.

Eco Friendly Disposal – Get in Touch!

Do you have a large amount of waste in your workplace to dispose of? If you need skip bin hire in Fremantle, or just have any questions specific to your skip bin recycling needs, contact us today!

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6 Australian Recycling Facts: What Every Aussie Should Know

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Recycling doesn’t have to be a complicated game, nor does it have to take up much of your time. Let’s make it easy: we’ve compiled a list of recycling facts that we think, every Aussie ought to know.

1. Australia: Highest waste producing country?

The average Australian produces 1.9 tonnes of waste each year. Put all that waste together, and on whole, Australia produces a whopping 41 million tonnes annually.

Whether you’re a believer in climate change or not, the amount of waste produced in Australia cannot be sustainably tolerated. One person making a change adds up when it’s a collective effort. Moving forward, it’s important to take recycling seriously, and to separate and dispose your waste correctly.

If you’re new to recycling, make it fun! Set yourself the challenge to repurpose something in your house, rather than chucking it out.


2. Organic waste can be recycled

The average Australian household waste is comprised of approximately 50% organic waste. However, more often than not, organic waste is chucked in with the normal rubbish.

Common types of organic waste found in the average household:

  • Garden cuttings (trees, plants, leaves. wood etc)
  • Food scraps
  • Animal/human waste
  • Paper

Organic waste can be recycled into farming or gardening products such as fertilisers and compost. The next time you’re disposing of waste, check to ensure the waste can’t be repurposed in your own home or collected by your local council.

The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, as well as Cities of Fremantle and Melville, are the first to trial the 3-bin Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) system. The trial commenced October 2017 and was rolled out to 7,000 households. Residents received a new 240L lime green topped bin for FOGO waste, as well as a kitchen caddy to separate materials.

The service is set to expand, but only as demand increases. To register your interest, it’s important you email wac.inbox@cityofperth.wa.gov.au. For residents outside of Perth, contact your local council for more information.


3. Save energy by recycling aluminum

How often do you just throw away your coke can like trash? Aluminum recycling has the ability to save a lot of energy and power across thousands of homes throughout Australia. Simply put, aluminum can be cleaned and melted down, saving 94% of the energy needed to produce aluminum from the ore.  That’s a whole lot of saved energy, that can be repurposed to power Australian homes and businesses.


4. Plastic bags are a major waste issue in Australia

Recently in Western Australia plastic bags have been removed from grocery stores to encourage people to cut down on plastic bag waste. The decision has created widespread controversy, but despite what side of the fence you’re on – it’s a fact that plastic bags are one of Australia’s major waste problems.

The average Australian uses approximately 170 plastic bags every year. Out of the 170 plastic bags, 150 are dumped in landfill. This overwhelming rate of waste adds to 200,000 bags deposited in landfill every hour.

Are you ready to recycle your plastic bags properly? Coles and Woolworths now have plastic bag recycling bins at the front of their shop. Most council recycling bins no longer permit plastic bags in recycling bins. Check with your local council for more information regarding your area.  


5. Recycling batteries saves energy

What do you do with your unwanted batteries? You’re about to think twice about this decision. In Australia, one of the most common waste materials in landfills are batteries.

Every year in Australia, 3,300 tonnes of battery lithium-ion waste is created at a growing rate of 20% each year. However, with the demand for lithium-ion technology increasing, batteries have become a sought-after recyclable product. If recycled, approximately 95% of components of lithium-ion batteries can be used for new batteries or repurposed for other products.  

6. Skip bins are the best way to dispose of large amounts of waste

Do you have large amounts of waste to dispose of? Skip bins is an efficient solution for large amounts of waste, whether it’s a construction site, workplace or home. For your next project, consider an eco-friendly skip bin provider to dispose of your waste safely, and correctly.

If you need skip bin hire in Canning Vale, or just have any questions about what can or cannot go in your skip bin, contact us today!

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