Skip bins

What Happens to the Waste You Put in a Skip Bin?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the waste that you put in your skip bin? Where do skips go? How does it get sorted, and does it get reused? The simple answer is, there are many ways rubbish can be sorted. A lot of people would assume that it is usually shipped to landfills. A lot of trash thrown in a skip bin can’t be recycled, as it cannot easily be broken down. But it might surprise some people to know where some household pieces go after being sent to a landfill. Sometimes, even the tiniest parts and their components can be recycled.

Eco-Friendly Rubbish Removal Perth

When you hire a skip bin, most people assume they are simply paying for the convenience of a large bin and the drop-off and pick up of that bin. This is only part of the service on offer when you choose to dispose of your rubbish with a skip bin. Our service also includes a carefully curated sorting system that allows us to dispose of all the things that need to head to landfill, and ensure we stay as green as possible and recycle anything we can see that deserves a second life. Gone are the days when your garbage was collected from your kerb and discarded in a stinking, fly-infested crater in the dirt. Nowadays, emphasis is focused on waste disposal and rubbish removal that is environmentally friendly. You won’t see the skip bin rental business speeding from your location to the tip. The disposal of garbage in your skip bin is a serious business. Rubbish must be disposed of, not only efficiently and lawfully, but also with consideration for the environment. Still wondering where do skips go? Keep on reading to find out more. 

When your skip bin rubbish is collected, it is taken from your kerbside to a sorting station. All waste is tagged according to type (e.g. general household waste or recyclable waste), before being sorted. We then separate skip bin rubbish into groups according to the material, size, contents and weight, to ensure that it is disposed of in the best possible way. It is our job specifically to collect, transport, store, and ultimately dispose of your skip contents, and we aim to do so in the most environmentally friendly way we can.  

What happens to recyclable goods?

Paper, plastic, metal, and glass are all common recyclable materials. They will be sent to other plants for recycling into new recyclable goods, such as bottles, glassware, and cardboard boxes, after they have been processed. You’d be amazed by how much waste can be recycled. The aim of sending your garbage to a sorting facility is to ensure that as little garbage as possible ends up in a landfill.

What can you do to help?

Even though you’re not expected to help sort the rubbish, by doing so you are making it easier for us to ensure everything gets sent off to the right place, minimising unnecessary landfill and ultimately doing your part for the environment. If you have the capacity to double check where you are placing your waste by grouping your bin into approximate sections you can help us massively so that we have more time and resources to sort out the rest. Some examples of how to divide things include green waste (grass clippings, branches, sticks and stumps), construction resources like metal, bricks, tiles, and metals, furniture and general household waste and electronic equipment and white goods.

What should NOT go in our skip bins?

There are certain objects that can not be disposed of in a skip bin for the sake of the community and the workers who retrieve the skip bins. There are a few examples:

  •   hazardous waste
  •   food scraps
  •   contaminated soil
  •   chemicals
  •   flammable material
  •   asbestos
  •   paint
  •   batteries

Depending on where you live and what your skip bin requirements are, you might be quoted different prices at different skip companies. But at Kwik Skips, we only offer affordable prices. Regardless of the pricing, all skip companies have something in common: they make sure your waste is collected and packaged appropriately according to the unit of size and weight it is. After these steps, your waste will make its way to a final destination where it will be further sorted and either recycled or disposed of at the end of its life. 

Contact us today or send us an inquiry if you’re interested in Perth waste removal options that will suit your needs.