Many people might be left a little confused about what constitutes “green waste”. Well, you can definitely tell that by the title, that it does involve green materials – but that does not mean that it everything with green in it is considered part of this waste. As professionals in the industry, we want to make it clear what makes the cut when it comes to green waste.
What can be removed…
What do we collect when it comes to green waste? Here is what makes the grade and the list of collected green waste.
Branches and twigs
What cannot be removed…
There is a fine line in ensuring what can be considered green waste and what is not. A lot of time the following items and waste get mixed into the green waste collection, but the fact they are considered part of the waste family. Avoid putting any of these in your green waste removal.
You might be wondering what the difference is: the collected green waste is biodegradable and can be recycled and made into compost. This is the biggest difference, one that the other types of rubbish can’t do.
One must remember that green waste is a totally different waste compared to others. The thing is many people and homeowners do not know the difference and naturally assume that is all one and the same. That is why we are happy to showcase four key things you should know about green waste.
Green Waste consists of…
Biodegradable materials that are 100% recyclable. This includes the likes of leaves, twigs, branches, weeds, grass clippings, flowers, fauna and basically anything that comes from the garden. If it green and can break down, it’s green waste.
But it does not include everything…
Just because it is in the garden that does not makes it green waste. The likes of rocks, pebbles, woods, timbers, dirts and soils are not considered part of the green waste family. These are different materials that cannot be broken down during recycling. Be wary of these little differences.
It is disposed differently…
Because like all types of rubbish, it has to be disposed off and recycled in the correct manner. Green waste is renowned for its biodegradable elements, so unlike say household rubbish or hard rubbish, it does not take long to be disposed off. It is actually easier and more natural than other types of waste. It is also friendlier to the environment.
The waste is reused…
Thanks to the biodegradable elements within green waste, this type of waste can actually be reused down the line. If you dispose of it at certified recycling facilities or landfills, the green waste is slowly broken down through the process and is created into compost. This compost is sent to councils, landscapers, nurseries, gardeners and construction facilities. This highlights the importance of disposing of green waste in the correct manner through rubbish removal services.
What is illegal dumping?
To avoid any confusion, illegal dumping is the act of disposing of waste or rubbish in an incorrect manner. This means leaving rubbish or waste at roadsides, illegal landfills, parks, waterways, lakes and anywhere that is not EPA approved. It is a common problem in Melbourne.
Why do you people commit illegal dumping?
There are a few reasons on why people commit illegal dumping throughout Melbourne. These reasons include:
They don’t have time to dispose of the waste properly at certified landfills
They are lazy and are not committed to being environmentally friendly with their waste or rubbish
They do not want to pay any disposal fees
What is the impact of illegal dumping?
There are no positives when it comes to illegal dumping. By failing to dispose of waste or rubbish in the correct manner, risks damaging the environment, the natural ecosystem of Melbourne and the health of people. Illegal dumping means the chances of contaminants, bacteria and diseases spreading throughout the land, the water and through people exposed to the waste or rubbish.
There is also the aesthetic appeal. Having rubbish or waste lying about means that the area looks dirty, unhealthy and for lack of a better word, poor. This affects the comfortability of people and the value of communities and locations. That is why is it important to dump rubbish and waste the proper and legal manner.
Finally, there is the financial implications. Having rubbish and waste lying around means that local governments have to spend money on cleaning it and dumping it legally. This money could be used for better things throughout the community and area.
The Importance of Proper Rubbish and Waste Dispose.
That is it why it is important to dispose of your rubbish and waste correctly. If you are worried about this, there is always the idea of calling professionals services like ourselves to handle the rubbish for you. This means no stressing for you, and most importantly, the rubbish will be disposed of in a correct manner.
We know what you are thinking: you might as well just wait for the rubbish removalists to come. Well, a few words of advice: don’t! There is only one way to go about it: begin the process to make it easier and quicker for your rubbish to be removed. To help you with that process, we have got four key tips to handling your rubbish removal process.
Separate your rubbish.
Remember that every piece of rubbish is different from the other. Hard rubbish is different green waste, as green waste is to soil. So before the removalists come along to collect and remove the rubbish, make sure that all your rubbish is separate into its different categories. Separating rubbish will make it easier come collection day.
Make sure that you wear protective gear, such as gloves, helmet and a thick layer of clothing. You don’t want to hurt yourself during the rubbish removal process. You can be scratched, poked, hit and even bitten (there are always bugs and spiders around rubbish). These little extra layers and bits of protection will make a huge difference to keeping yourself safe and secure.
Don’t touch the heavy stuff.
People actually get injured when they try to remove very heavy rubbish. Don’t become one of those people. Leave the heavy stuff aside for the professional removalists to handle. They have the experience to get it off the ground and into the skip bin safely and securely. Let them work for the hard jobs.
There is more money for metals.
You might look at your metals and just think they are regular pieces of rubbish. That is the far from the truth. Metal is considered a valuable waste in the sense that you can sell it off to metal refinery companies and metal collectors. Search around to see if you can get a good deal, and don’t throw your metals in with the regular rubbish.