The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Rubbish Removal

The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Rubbish Removal

Rubbish removal is something that everybody needs to deal with on a frequent basis. While most Aussies take rubbish removal seriously, there are still many people who don’t understand how to remove their waste properly.

Fortunately, it’s quite easy to remove rubbish the right way. All you need to do is to contact a company that specialises in rubbish removal Brisbane, such as us at 4 Waste Removals. With our help, you can ensure that your waste is disposed of in an affordable and environmentally-friendly manner.

Today, I will list some of the worst advice that I’ve ever heard about rubbish removal. Make sure not to fall prey to any of these.

1. Skip bins are great because you can throw anything in them

skip bin at building site

This is one of the most common misconceptions about rubbish removal. Many people think that they can hire a skip bin, dump any waste into it and have professionals deal with it. However, things don’t work that way.

Every skip bin company has certain regulations regarding what can and what can’t be dumped in skip bins. For instance, at 4 Waste Removals, we accept only general household waste or mixed waste in our junk skip bins and only 100% organic garden waste in our garden skip bins. We do not accept any other type of waste in our skip bins.

2. Food and garden waste are biodegradable so that they can be sent to landfills

Rubbish tip / landfill site

While food waste and garden waste are certainly biodegradable, they should never be sent to landfills. That’s because landfills are always packed tightly with rubbish and because of this the food waste and garden waste will decompose in the absence of air. This process leads to the production of methane and other damaging greenhouse gases.

The proper way to dispose of food waste and garden waste is by composting it. However, if you’re not up for composting, you can always hire our garden bags or our garden skip bins to remove your garden and food waste. We’ll ensure that your waste is taken to a composting facility and not to a landfill.

3. Recycling is time-consuming and costly. Hence it’s not worth the effort

recycling image

This is another very common misconception that people seem to have about rubbish removal. Many people realise the benefits of recycling, but they think that it’s simply not worth the effort because it is costly and time-consuming.

However, this could not be any further from the truth. Sure, composting may take some effort, but you don’t need to compost waste yourself to help recycle. You can also help recycle simply by separating your recyclable waste from non-recyclable waste and dumping it into council green bins. Alternatively, you can also hire our garden bags or our garden skips, and we’ll send your waste for recycling. You can hire our garden bags for as low as $60 for a one-off collection, so rest assured that helping recycle won’t cost you much!


Rubbish removal is something that we’re all aware. Unfortunately, there are several misconceptions and bad advice related to waste removal out there. The worst advice about rubbish removal that we’ve heard is that you can dump anything into skip bins, you can send food waste and garden waste to landfills, and that recycling is costly, time-consuming and not worth the effort. Do keep in mind never to fall trap to this bad advice.

And, for proper rubbish removal in Brisbane, look no further than our waste management experts at 4 Waste Removals. Give us a call at 07 3343 3030 to hire our rubbish removal services today!

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