Here in Australia we are, generally, pretty lucky with the council services supplied to us in our neighbourhoods. Of course, councils vary like anything else, but in the main, most residences receive a weekly rubbish bin pick up outside their homes. The make-up of what types of waste are collected, and the frequency of these collections, do vary between local government regions. Some places get weekly recycling yellow bin pick-ups, in addition to their normal bin collection. Whilst other areas only get a fortnightly recycling pick-up, although this is starting to reverse in some places, because councils are waking up to the fact that there is far more packaging waste than any other type. Plus, many regions receive a green waste collection around once a month.

Rubbish Removal Services: What Your Council Will & Won’t Do

Councils, also, may have an annual verge collection of larger items, like disused furniture and such stuff. They will not pick-up dangerous things like chemical waste and electrical waste usually. These must be taken to specialised depots for this kind of waste. Building site waste is another non-council collected area. Large amounts of industrial waste or commercial waste, will likewise not fall under the council service’s umbrella. You must organise this with a private contractor.

Rubbish removal services: what your council will & won’t do is pretty much defined by the bins they provide to residences and businesses. What will fit in these, and what should go into each type of bin, determines what they will collect and when. Large amounts of household waste require a trip to the tip, or collection by a private waste management contractor. Some councils, like the City of Sydney, do have special days for specific types of waste like electrical or chemical wastes, where residents can drop-off these types of waste at specified depots.

Residential and commercial strip outs require the services of private waste management contractors. This kind of waste is their bread and butter, so to speak, and the skip bin is their iconic vessel. There is a place for all in the rich and growing space that is waste management. Human beings are not shy of producing waste, in fact, they revel in its production, as if it is a sign of their wealth in the western world. Like the rolls of fat outside the sari of a wealthy Indian woman in the developing world, our packaging waste speaks of our untold wealth. We must have money to burn, or bury, and hopefully to recycle.