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Waste Products Still not waste

September 19, 2017 Recycling, Waste Product

Don’t Throw Out Your Waste Just Yet! The easiest way to get rid of waste in your home is to throw it out without giving it a second thought. That is the easiest way, but not the only way. As a matter of fact, waste products in the home are still not waste as they…

Fun Facts About Recycling

August 14, 2017 Recycling

There are a lot of reasons why it is important to recycle. Aside from the fact that it helps take good care of the environment, those who hire skip bins will have more space for non-recyclable waste. You will get better value for the money you spend for skip bins as you are able to…

Electronic Graveyards in Africa: The Burning Truth

July 14, 2017 E-waste

Spending quite a long time in Sydney, I have seen a huge transition in my life. As I came from Africa, I got introduced to a better life here. Yes, I totally agree living in a developed country makes me feel good, but if I look back and give it a thought, I realised that…

Saving Our Planet – Proper Disposal of E-Waste

June 15, 2017 E-waste disposal

Many people use, and sometimes overuse, electronic equipment and then just carelessly disregard it when it stops functioning. In a race to have the latest flat-screen TV or the best smartphone, we disregard one crucial thing about our old gadgets – what do they do to the environment exactly? E-waste is comprised of many materials…

Are Takeaway Coffee Cups a Serious Threat to the Environment?

May 19, 2017 Recycling

Our daily coffee ritual – The unexpected threat to the environment For most of us, the morning does not begin until we have had a good cup of coffee. Whether you are a fan of a particular brand or need your fix from whichever coffee house is closest on your route to the office, chances…

Recycling During the Holidays

April 14, 2017 Recycling

After the holidays, why not organise your stuff and check out things that you can still recycle. Christmas brings joy to our hearts as we gather and celebrate the holidays together with our loved ones. However, it is also the time of the year when the rubbish we generate significant increases due to our excessive…

Green Tomorrow – Ten Tips for a Zero-Waste Household

March 23, 2017 Recycle bins

Zero waste household – Tips and Useful Information The 23 million people living in Australia account for 0.33% of the world’s total population but surprisingly generate about 55 million tonnes of garbage. The number is staggering considering that only a small number of the world population lives here. Each Australian household produces 1.5 tonnes of…

How to Dispose of your White Goods in the Best Way

February 24, 2017 White Goods

Disposing of white goods “Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like magic.” ~ Anonymous Statistics show that waste generation has tripled since the year 1960. With landfills filling up with both recyclable and non-recyclable materials, we all need to make a conscious effort to recycle as much as possible and protect our environment….

10 New Age Recycling and Waste Management Trends

January 16, 2017 Waste Management Trends

The world today is grappling with many problems, chief among them increasing waste and improper waste management/disposal. The problem is so widespread that countries the world over are doing everything they can to minimise their waste production and manage their disposal. And with increasing populations and projected spikes in waste production, their fear can be…

Skip bin safety tips

January 13, 2017 Skip Bins

If you are considering to hire a skip bin, you should also know that there are some safety tips that you need to consider to make sure that everyone’s safe. To prevent anyone from getting injured, you need to keep in mind some of the following safety tips. Load the Skip Evenly This is necessary…

Move To A New House The Right Way- Hire Skip Bins

Proper preparation and skip bin hire can help you move to a new house seamlessly. If you are planning to move to a brand new house, it is important to understand that it’s one of the most stressful life experience for the family members. Therefore, by planning accordingly, you can make your move as seamless…

Garden Waste

Autumn!  That time of year when your garden needs a good ‘going over’ and cleaning up. There are trees to prune; all the extra garden waste that goes with harvesting your veggie garden; fruit trees; all the extra vegetation when cutting back berry bushes/plants; vines to be removed (anyone who has grown grapes etc. will…

Waste Management Planning

Construction sites should practice waste management efficiently to ensure that the city is kept clean and safe. Rubbish and other unwanted site materials are not the only things that are considered as a waste. Other materials such as dirt and soil along with construction materials like asphalt, bricks, concrete, etc. are also considered as waste….

E-Waste: A Dangerous Waste Material

When you first saw e-waste, I’m sure you thought about “how can that be dangerous?” I’m certainly sure that you thought of the recycle bin in your computer. Wrong! We are talking about old and unused technology. Examples are microwaves, oven, mobile phones, computers and anything in between. Computers are considered as the most frequently…

Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts

Spring is the best time for cleaning and decluttering the entire house. After all, it is easy for the dust to settle and for the clutter to pile up during winter when most of us feel like doing nothing at all. Towards the end of winter, as the sun begins to show itself once again…

What CAN’T I Put In My Bin?

When you have a lot of rubbish to dispose of in a short amount of time, hiring a skip bin is the best solution. But having a skip bin at your disposal does not mean you can do what you want, or even throw away whatever you want. Due to current environmental legislation, there are…

Cleaning Up After Flood Damage

IMMEDIATE CLEANUP (1st STAGE) A flood is always a devastating event, and the heartbreak at witnessing your possessions being either washed away or damaged, no matter what their value, is something that cannot be fully understood unless you have experienced it yourself. For those who unfortunately have to evacuate their homes, there is always the…

Using Skip Bins When Renovating

According to the experts at the Australian Bureau of Statistics there was approximately  $7.2 billion worth of major renovations done by Australians in 2014 and 2015. Equally, that means that there were also millions, to billions, of tons of waste generated. This total does not include other types of projects such as construction, demolition jobs,…

Skip Bin Sizes (which fits into which?)

Skip bins are essential components and tools for enabling better waste management systems, which has become paramount these days due to the growing number of people living in Australia. The increased population impacts the overall efficiency of the systems processing the tonnes and tonnes of generated waste material. But skip bins for hire can also…

Learning about Liquid Waste

After remodelling your house, or going through another construction project, you’ve probably been concerned about where to put your rubbish. The best and most convenient solution to clean up your waste is to opt in for skip bin hire in Newcastle. When you hire skip bins (of any size, like a large skip bin for…

Mixed Bins: What is Co-Mingled Waste?

“How to dispose of all the rubbish we have?” is probably a question you are familiar with, especially after renovating your home or finishing a big construction project. When you have accumulated rubbish around your house, it’s time to call for a skip bin hire. Here in Newcastle, it’s easy and convenient to hire skip…

Top Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Start Recycling

Recycling is something that people have been doing for a long time. However, not everybody does it, despite the known positive effects that recycling offers. Others may find it too difficult and inconvenient, while there are those who have reservations and simply do not believe that recycling actually makes a difference. If you are one…

Cleaning up after flood damage

CLEANING YOUR HOME (2nd Stage) So, you’ve survived the trauma of a flood. The immediate danger has been dealt with, and you have completed the immediate (1st stage) clean-up process.  You are now left with the damage to your home and contents, and the time consuming task of cleaning out your entire property and trying…

Work Recycling: Why Should You do it?

Waste removal is something we regularly think about, whether at home or at work. But when it comes to the corporate environment, perhaps you only think about collecting waste and then ordering a skip bin. However, when it comes to smart and efficient waste removal, your workplace should definitely consider recycling. This is because there…

Do I Need a Permit for My Skip Bin?

Skip bin hire in Newcastle is a simple and convenient process for any person or company looking to clear out some debris. After you have sorted out your rubbish, all you have to do is to secure a large skip bin, load the waste, and give payment. You’ve probably wondered about the process of ordering…

Most Common Hazardous Wastes

January 12, 2017 Hazardous Wastes

Dumping all your rubbish together and calling it a day is not a good habit. It’s important to know the different types of waste, like green waste or recyclable waste. It’s especially important to know about dangerous and hazardous waste, which can pose a serious threat to health and environment. When you know what to…

Why You Shouldn’t Skip on Skip Bin Services

Skip bin services are a good way to handle your trash and waste materials. They are oftentimes taken for granted as they are so familiar to almost all of us, but it wouldn’t hurt to be reminded of the benefits that skip bin services provide and the inconvenience and hassle that would arise if we…

Vehicle Used Tyres – How to get rid of the eyesore

Motor safety requires that tyres are replaced after a set number of kilometres. Further, tyres get damaged during the process of normal tear and wear. These are rendered unfit for use, necessitating their withdrawal and replacement with new ones. Every holiday season, the tyre care centres promote their new stock. They urge drivers to purchase…

Why you should hire a skip bin for your landscaping project

A good number of Australians take on a landscaping project every few years, mainly to give their homes the look and feel that matches their taste. The project can be a backyard renovation or a new design for the courtyard, and might take as little as two days or as long as a month or…

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