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How To Sort Your Rubbish For Waste Clearance

Proper waste management is crucial for maintaining a clean and healthy environment. You might be decluttering your home, renovating your office, or simply cleaning up your garden. Regardless, it is essential to sort your rubbish correctly before arranging waste clearance. By doing this, you can handle your waste responsibly, efficiently and with minimal stress.

Follow along for our guide on how to sort your rubbish to make waste clearance easy.

1. Understand Your Local Waste Management Guidelines

Before you begin sorting your rubbish, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the waste management guidelines. Specifically, you should pay attention to any rules that are specific to your local area. Different local councils may have specific rules and regulations regarding waste disposal, recycling, or hazardous materials. Don’t get caught out. Make sure to check in on these rules before moving forward.

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2. Categorise Your Waste

To Effectively sort your rubbish, you will need to divide it into different categories. We recommend the following:

General Waste

Non-recyclable items such as food waste, spoiled paper, and certain types of plastics. Dispose of these items in your general waste bin or bag.

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Recyclable materials, such as paper, cardboard, glass, plastic bottles, and metal cans. Check your local recycling facilities to find out which items they accept and how they should be prepared for recycling.

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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous materials like batteries, chemicals, paint, fluorescent bulbs, and medical waste require special handling. Contact your local council for guidance on how to safely dispose of these items.

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Garden Waste

Garden waste includes things like grass clippings, leaves, branches, and other compostable materials. You can have these materials taken away in a brown bin. Or,  you may consider composting them for use in your garden.

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3. Use Proper Containers For Your Rubbish

Make sure that you have the right containers for waste sorting to keep your rubbish organised. Label each container according to its waste category, making it easier for you and the waste clearance professionals to identify and handle it correctly.

Clear or black bags are often best for general waste.  Recycling bins/bags should be clearly marked for ease of understanding so it isn’t mistaken for general waste.  

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4. Minimise Overlap

Make sure that your waste clearance goes smoothly by avoiding any overlap or cross-contamination between your rubbish groups. Contamination happens when non-recyclable materials are mixed in with recyclables. This can render the entire batch unrecyclable. Make sure to rinse containers before recycling, remove any caps or lids, and flatten cardboard boxes to save on space.

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5. Arrange Professional Waste Clearance

Once you have sorted your rubbish, it’s time to arrange for waste clearance. Hiring a professional waste removal service, such as WeDump4U, ensures that your waste is disposed of safely and responsibly.

Professional waste clearance companies have the necessary equipment, knowledge, and expertise to handle different types of waste efficiently. They will collect and transport waste to the right facilities for disposal, recycling, or treatment.

Contact Us

At WeDump4U, we are committed to helping you with all of your waste clearance needs. Together we can make a positive impact on the environment and create a cleaner future. Contact us today for competitively priced, experienced, and professional waste removal.  

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