Recycling 101: What to Keep Out of Your Recycling Bin

What to Keep Out of Your Recycling Bin

Even if you already separate your waste, there’s always more to learn about recycling.

At Northside Skip Bins, we provide an extensive range of skip bin hire in Perth, Joondalup and across the Northern Suburbs. Our skip bin hire services also incorporate responsible and safe recycling systems, allowing us to minimise the amount of waste dumped in landfill.

For more on smart recycling and for quality skip bins in Perth, chat with our team.

What is Hazardous Waste?

Did you know that some common household items can’t be disposed of through your recycling or waste bins? While most people assume that household bins can accommodate all types of waste, some items should never be disposed of through regular landfill or recycling bins. Hazardous waste in landfill causes serious harm to the environment and acts as a drain on resources. The City of Perth advises keeping the following items out of your bins:

  • Paint and chemicals
  • Items affected by asbestos
  • Gas cylinders
  • Construction waste (cement, bricks, rubble and sand)
  • Tyres
  • Smoke alarms
  • Vehicle or machinery parts
  • Household lights
  • Printer cartridges and some e-waste

If you need to dispose of any hazardous waste, it’s important to do so properly through drop off services and waste disposal methods designed to accommodate hazardous materials.

Drop Off Services

For large volumes of waste or big and clunky items, you may be required to utilise a drop off service. Local councils across Perth offer drop off services for recycling, reusable items, landfill, general waste and for waste affected by asbestos. Drop off services also often accommodate hazardous waste. By utilising a drop off service designed for your type of waste, you minimise your environmental impact and ensure that your waste is disposed of safely and responsibly.

Contact your local council to find a drop off location close to you.

Managing Asbestos Responsibly

Exposure to asbestos can result in serious health concerns and complications. If you want to dispose of waste impacted by asbestos, you need to ensure that you’re doing so responsibly. Local councils across Perth offer safe and convenient asbestos waste drop off services, allowing you to get rid of waste with confidence. With instructions on acceptable volumes, wrapping, delivery and safe practices, local councils make it simple to dispose of asbestos.

Disposing of E-Waste

Consisting of laptops, computers, monitors, printers, TV equipment, computer equipment, devices, games, cameras, stereos, cables and more, E-waste can be dropped off at a number of convenient points across Perth. By choosing an E-waste drop off point, your waste is disposed of safely and is recycled responsibly.

You’re able to drop off your E-waste for free at selected Officeworks and Harvey Norman stores across the region. To find your nearest E-waste drop off location, click here.

Simplifying Skip Bin Hire in Perth

When it comes to recycling and rubbish disposal, keeping hazardous waste out of your bins helps both your local council and the environment. Offering responsible skip bin hire in Perth, Northside Skip Bins makes it simple to stay on top of your waste disposal and recycling.

Book your skip bins in Joondalup, the Northern Suburbs and wider Perth region today. Call our professionals on 0419 907 105.

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