Rubbish removal for many home owners often comes across as being a daunting task. Many times the only thing that most homeowners want to do is to take out the garbage leaving everything else for the removal service to sort out. While, the number of high quality and affordable garbage removal services have certainly increased the fact is that you can save money by removing your own garbage. It is not as difficult as you think provided that you go about doing things the right way.
Sorting out everything
One of the most important things for home owners is to be able to sort out the various types of garbage i.e. glass, plastic, food, etc. The best thing to do here will be to have different garbage bags or containers where each type of garbage is disposed of. For instance, beer bottles can go into the glass bin, while soda cans go into the metal bin etc. This will make sorting out the garbage much easier.
When it comes time to dispose of these items many of them can easily be taken to the nearest recycling plant. The food waste or organic waste can be taken to a landfill or some other designated part near your home for disposal.
Most people will not have the time to drive down to the nearest recycling plant or disposal center to drop of their garbage every day. This is in addition to the fact that it will cost you a lot in the way of fuel expenses. The ideal thing to do would be drop your garbage off every two or three days. In order to do this you’ll need a storage can, where you can store your garbage for an extended period of time prior to disposal at your leisure.
You will need a large covered metal disposal box where you can store each type of garbage separately and cover it up when you’re done. Some people may also dig a hole in their backyard and fill it up with organic waste and then cover it up. This works a lot better because apart from organic waste you will not have a problem with bottles and cans causing a stench in your home.
Contacting the recycling plant
Now, other than having to drive down to your local recycling plant one other way to dispose of waste around your home would be to sort everything out as mentioned above and ask the plant to collect the waste from your doorstep. Many recycling plants actually make money off the waste you give them so they wouldn’t mind driving down to your home to collect things like glass bottles, cans and plastic containers. This will eliminate the need for you to drive down to the plant.
Health and safety concerns
Anytime you are dealing with waste materials either domestic or industrial there is always a health risk. Even if you’re handling bottles and cans in your home or storing organic waste for two or three days it is important that the storage area is well ventilated. You also need to wear gloves and a face mask to protect you from insects, viruses and infections. You also need to make sure that you handle the waste and store it in a place that is far away from kids and pets.
Hire a rubbish removal professional
Storing and removing rubbish from your own home on a regular basis can be a hassle for most people. Depending on how large your home may be and the rubbish it generates it could also be impractical to load the rubbish into your car and drive down to a recycling plant and then to a dumping site. The best solution is to hire a professional company to do it for you. Most professionals have special garbage vans and come quip with everything required to pick up the garbage from your home and safely dispose of it.
This will cost you a bit but will help you save up to four hours a week. You also will not have to worry about sorting everything because the professionals will do it for you. There are a number of professional garbage disposal companies around simply call up a few to get quotes.
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Mark has been in the recycling and green industry for over two decades. He currently runs his own professional rubbish removal business catering to the greater Sydney area.