21 Mar • 3 min Read
At Matt’s Skip Bins, providing quality customer service through our skip bin hire isn’t the only thing we are passionate about. We are strong advocates for recycling not just when you get rid of your bulky items but also in your general everyday life!
While we do what we can within our business to recycle as much as possible, we also like to encourage our customers to recycle in the ways they can. This means considering your daily recyclables and general waste processes.
If you’re interested to learn more about recycling in your everyday life and what you can do, check out below.
Why recycling each day is important?
Recycling – we are all familiar with the practice, but why is it important to enforce each day and integrate it into our lifestyle?
Well, it is essential to recycle daily where you can to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. The more space needed for landfills, the more emissions generated and ideally, this is what we would like to slow down.
Reducing our household waste by recycling items won’t just help the environment with preventing pollution. It also saves precious resources such as energy, money and materials like paper, water, oil and more by avoiding the production of new products. That sounds like enough convincing for us!
What can be recycled in day-to-day life
You’d be shocked with what exactly can be recycled in your day-to-day life. First and foremost, your paper and cardboard materials. These are the most well-known materials that can be casually recycled in your general council bins.
Other everyday items that can be recycled include jars and bottles. While they are accepted in recycling bins, these can be repurposed for storage or as water bottles rather than thrown out after a single-use. Remember, you can also collect plastic bottles and recycle them at Woolworths Return & Earn facilities in exchange for vouchers!
In addition to this, the clothes you wear day in and day out can be recycled when no longer needed. Placing these in a clothing bin or donating to charity gives the clothes a whole new life, generally to someone in need or as a new textile. Our general waste skip bins also accept clothes, giving them an extended life when we can.
Does your family often use a gas bottle? Many gas bottle brands offer an exchange for a BBQ or patio heater, with Elgas SWAP’n’GO being a leading example. This allows you to quickly rid your old bottle for a new one, with the old container being refilled for further use. It also provides a safe way of wasting empty bottles.
Your prescription glasses – yes, you can recycle your old optical accessories! If you’ve recently updated your eye ware or underwent eye surgery and no longer have use for your glasses, you can recycle these at several leading optical facilities. These services will take your pre-loved glasses and will recycle the materials, providing future specs for people in need. It also makes it a great way to dispose of them!
How to recycle items
When it comes to recycling items, the most obvious method is using your council recycling bin. All councils offer a recycling waste collection, making the process easy in each Sydney household.
As for the other recyclable materials that don’t belong in your yellow bins, such as food scraps and green waste, there are other recycling methods for this waste. You can put organic food matter into compost, using it for gardening purposes.
For your green waste, many councils offer a designated bin in which you can place all related rubbish. But if you live in Blacktown council and don’t get a green bin or if you have more oversized items that exceed your council bin, we suggest our green waste skip bin.
Like all of our skip bins, it is taken back to our recycling facility, where we go through it manually, but all is recycled in green waste.
Now that you know how to tackle recycling efficiently, it is time to get recycling! Furthermore, if you have larger amounts of waste that you’d taken away to be ethically disposed of and recycled where possible, trust Matt’s Skip Bins. As mentioned, we have our own recycling facility, where we take all of our skip bins hired in Sydney and go through your waste to limit what is sent to landfills.
To book a skip bin, head to our website or give us a call on 02 4708 2927.