Smartskip Environmental Blog

15 Aug 2018


Sometimes, it’s difficult to imagine the things other people throw away. It’s possible that other people might feel the same way about the things you throw out. Furniture, bric-a-brac, clothes, bikes, records, you name it and waste management professionals have seen it go into landfill. In this article, we will discuss why and how to organize a garage sale before you dispose of your unwanted materials in a skip.


26 Jul 2018


We all know our bins are not magical black holes that make our trash disappear, although sometimes, we could be forgiven for thinking that. The waste management services that make the issue itself seemingly disappear are the backbone of civilised society.


In this article, we will discuss what happens to your waste, and how you can get rid of it if you have more than what fits in your own bins.


15 Jun 2018

Temporary fences are extremely useful. Whether you want to create an exclusive space for your guests or separate a worksite from the general public, fencing comes in handy.

In this article, we will discuss some different styles of temporary fencing and address some common reasons for erecting them.

14 May 2018

Words like “sustainable” and “eco-conscious” get thrown around a lot these days. It can be difficult to determine if it is just a marketing ploy or if a particular service is indeed sustainable and or eco-conscious. Sometimes, it feels like a science degree is required just to pick through the buzzwords and find the truth.

23 Apr 2018


Waste is a global issue. Australia has one of the highest per capita rates of creating landfill of any developed nation. The attitudes we pass onto our children regarding these important topics will play a big part in determining the future they live in.

21 Mar 2018

Portable toilets are a very useful tool for a wide variety of applications. Some portable toilets require a mains connection while others are functional off-grid. Whether you are hiring one or many, as a matter of necessity or to make your operation run more smoothly, there are some important usage rules that everyone can abide by to make the process easier from delivery to waste disposal.

21 Feb 2018

Close up of asbestos chrysotile fibres

Many people undergoing renovations to their property are likely to come across asbestos. Australia had one of the world’s highest per capita usage rates of asbestos up until the mid-1980s.

19 Dec 2017

A large green skip bin

Choosing the right skip bin is important for effective management of waste from your site. There are a few crucial things to consider before you make the call. For starters, how much stuff will you need to dispose of? Secondly, do you have the space to store a big skip?

19 Dec 2017

Six hands holding up the main kinds of materials that can be recycled

Ever thrown something in the bin that someone else told you could be recycled? Did you have a big argument and end up no closer to a definitive answer? Did you know that putting unrecyclable materials in a recycling bin can mean items that were going to be recycled might have to go to landfill now?

05 Sep 2017

ack and white illustration of modern safety fence with steel mesh and an open access screen

Temporary pool fencing can be literally a life saver. It can also be critically important risk management for your home.

Temporary Pool Fencing Essential Facts

Temporary pool fencing offers some important safeguards for your pool, your home, and your friends: