As global citizens, we all have a responsibility to ensure we are doing everything we can in our day-to-day lives to reduce our impact on Planet Earth. One of the best ways to do this is to recycle as much as possible. Every household and business in Sydney creates waste that can be recycled, and it has never been easier to do so.
Of course, there is access to standard council recycling services. But what about those items thats are a little harder to dispose of? They are still your responsibility to discard in an eco-friendly manner – the best way to do this? Use a fast, efficient recycling pickup service like Sydney Rubbish Services!
Green waste (also known as garden waste, organic waste or yard waste) is an organic compound, meaning that when it is dumped in landfill, it starts to break down. This is called anaerobic decomposition, a process that creates methane, which is released into the atmosphere.
Methane is a potent greenhouse, which is a huge contributor to global warming. Luckily, all green waste is recyclable, and can be taken to special plants to be broken down and turned into mulch and other very useful organic products. We have access to all the recycling plants in Sydney and can take care of your green waste, no trouble!
Responsible disposal of e-waste is extremely important for a number of reasons. Much like green waste, e-waste is a volatile waste product, and can have a detrimental impact on the local environment if dump in landfill.
E-waste products – like mobile phones, computers and printers – contain harmful substances such as lead, mercury, cadium, hexavaliant chromium, arsenic and different fire retardants, which eventually seep into bodies of water, groundwater, soil, and the air.
It is very important that you remove this waste responsibly – meaning not in your weekly council rubbish collection or at the tip. We have access to all e-waste recycling facilities in Sydney and work with them regularly disposing of e-waste from our loyal customers.
Cardboard and Paper
Paper and cardboard are amongst some of the most recycled materials on the planet. In Australia, over half of the paper and cardboard waste products used are recycled. Yet this number can always be higher!
If you have stacks of old newspapers or documents sitting in your garage or office that you need to get rid of, give Sydney Rubbish Services a call. We will dispose of all your paper and documents in the right places.
Scrap metal recycling is very important to ensure we preserve our precious natural resources. The majority of metal products can be melted down and re-used, including materials like steel, copper and brass, which are common in households, as well as lead and cobalt, which are products you will find in e-waste.
Without a ute or van, taking scrap metal to recycling plants in Sydney can be very difficult – using a rubbish removal service is an excellent option. Our fleet of sturdy trucks can pick up any scrap metal you’re looking to get rid of. We’ll even sweep up after!
Steel and Aluminium Cans
Steel and aluminium cans make up a large portion of recycled materials in Sydney. Even so, there are still too many of these easily-recycled products making their way into landfill. In 2010, just over 30% of steel cans, and 67% of aluminium cans were recycled in Australia. These figures are rising each year and it’s our responsibility to ensure they continue to do so!
If you have an excess of steel or aluminium cans that you need to get rid of, get in touch today!
Yes, car batteries are a kind of e-waste. They contain an array of nasty chemical such mercury, alkaline, cadmium, nickel and lead acid. It is very important to endure these substances don’t make their way to landfill.
Dumping old batteries in your weekly rubbish services is illegal! Don’t worry though, Sydney Rubbish Services have great connections with a range of battery recycling facilities around Sydney. Your best option is to give us a call.
Our professional team and sturdy trucks are reliable and efficient and we always think sustainably. There is no job too big or small for Sydney Rubbish Services, so if you are looking for the best recycling pickup service in Sydney, contact us today or book a free quote online!