Did you know that there are seven or more different types of rubbish? This information is useful as it will help you know what is piling up in the yard or driveway or your home or office. Knowing the different types of rubbish will affect the way you get rid of it. So in this post, we will provide you with all the information you need about different types of rubbish and help you decide how to get rid of it in the most effective way.
Different Types of Rubbish
- Medical Waste
Medical or clinical waste is produced during immunisation, treatment or diagnosis of people or animals. This waste is also generated during research activities that involve production or testing of biological materials. Medical waste, usually produced by health care centres, hospitals, vets, clinics etc, should be properly disposed of, even if it is not considered hazardous.
- Electrical Waste
Electrical waste or E-waste is generated from electric devices, such as computers, printers, computer parts, music players, telephones, TVs, vacuum cleaners, and so on. It basically includes almost any household or business items with electronic components and power supply or battery. These items may contain toxic metals like antimony oxide, brominated flame retardants, mercury, cadmium and lead, which are all hazardous for the humans and the environment.
- Recyclable Waste
These are the waste materials that can be converted into reusable items. This waste is usually found in household garbage and includes cardboard, glass, paper, metal, food and beverage containers, among many other things. These items should be squashed down so that they can easily fit into your recycling bin.
- Hazardous Waste
This type of waste is generally regulated by the government and included several dangerous pharmaceuticals, pesticides, weed killers, mercury, some paints, flammable liquids, aerosol cans, fluorescent light bulbs, solvents, and household chemicals & cleaners etc. Disposing of hazardous items in your recycling bin isn’t safe and is toxic to humans as chemicals can be reactive, corrosive, inflammable or explosive. The harmful chemicals in illegally or incorrectly disposed of hazardous waste can pollute our air, water, and also the food we consume. For example, just 1 litre of oil can make approximately 1 million litres of freshwater undrinkable.
- Demolition and Construction Waste
This waste is usually heavy and bulky and is produced during construction and renovation projects. It may include waste materials such as ceiling tiles, bricks, plumbing fixtures, roofing shingles, asphalt, wood, carpeting, concrete, and fill dirt etc. Some of the demolition and construction debris, like cement blocks and bricks, can be recovered and reused. However, mostly they are combined with concrete & asphalt and crushed to make the base for roadbeds as well as driveways. Leftover untreated wood lumber can be reused as dimensional lumber, but it is usually chipped for being used in landscaping & composting.
- Green Waste
This type of waste is composed of food and landscaping waste that naturally breaks down in short periods of time under suitable pressure and temperature conditions. Green waste includes grass, tree limbs and branches, weed clippings, waste from vegetables, bread and grains and paper products.
Types of Household Waste
If you didn’t know already household waste is divided into several different categories, then you must have been disposing of all your household waste into the bin without even considering if any of it could be recycled. However, this is not an effective way to get rid of your household rubbish. It will most certainly end up in a landfill site, which is not at all good for the environment.
Below we have listed down common types of household wastes to help you understand how to dispose of your waste in a more effective way:
- Liquid Waste
Liquid waste is usually found both in industries as well as households. This waste includes dirty water, waste detergents, organic liquids and also rainwater. You should know that liquid waste is further classified into nonpoint and point source waste. All manufactured liquid waste is categorised as point source waste whereas natural liquid waste is categorised as nonpoint source waste. The best way to get rid of liquid waste is to contact waste removal experts who can dispose of this waste properly.
- Solid Waste
Solid waste includes a variety of materials found in your house along with industrial and commercial locations. Solid waste is usually broken down into four types:
- Plastic waste – bags, jars, containers, bottles, and many other plastic products found in your household. Although plastic is not biodegradable, many of its types can be recycled. Plastic waste should not be mixed with regular waste, it should be separated and then placed into the recycling bin. Plastic bags and soft plastic packaging like bread bags can be dropped off at Coles or Woolworths supermarkets in the red bins located at the front of the store.
- Paper waste – newspapers, cardboards, packaging materials, and other products. This type of waste can be easily recycled and reused. Therefore, make sure to add them to your recycling bin or take them to your local recycling centre.
- Metals and tins – this waste can be found in various different forms throughout your house. Most metals can be easily recycled. Therefore, take these items to your local recycling centre or add to your recycling bin to dispose of this waste properly.
- Glass and Ceramic – these materials can be easily recycled. Find bottle banks and special glass recycling bins in your locality to dispose of these waste materials correctly.
- Organic Waste
This is another common waste type found in households. It includes garden waste, food waste, rotten meat and manure. Over time, organic waste is converted into manure (organic fertiliser) by microorganisms. However, this doesn’t mean that you can simply dispose of them anywhere. Organic waste in landfill sites leads to methane production, so it must never be disposed of with general waste. Therefore, it’s important to get a garden bag or green skin bin to dispose of organic rubbish. You can also contact a waste removal company for proper disposal of this waste.
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Efficient and effective waste management is best achieved at the point where it is produced. If we all commit to proper disposal of waste, we can make a massive positive impact on our environment. We are here to help you dispose of all the above-mentioned types of rubbish in the most effective way. We will ensure that your rubbish is properly removed and disposed of in a responsible manner. We’re open all day from Monday to Saturday. So if you’re located in Sydney and looking for a reliable waste removal company, just give us a call and speak to our friendly representatives. Let us do it all for you!