Smartskip Environmental Blog

17 Oct 2018

 

Beer bottle caps piled

 

When it comes to what can be recycled, many people feel as if the process is pretty simple and straightforward - plastics, cardboards, paper and tin go in the recycling and everything else goes in landfill. However, there are many things consumers put in their recycling bins that really shouldn’t end up there.

24 Sep 2018

We all know spring cleaning doesn't have to happen in spring. It shouldn't be about getting ready for summer, but getting ready to have a spring in your step. It feels great when your house is clean and that feeling spills over into the rest of your life, making it easier to do the things you want to do. In this article, we will cover some simple ideas to help put that spring back into your step.

 

Two Teenagers Clearing Garage for Yard Sale

 

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.

24 Jan 2018

Before deciding if you should choose a skin bin or a rubbish removal company, it is worth evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of both services. There are many variables, including flexibility, price and environmental impact. In this article, we will compare some of these factors.

 

Two yellow skip bins outside a multilevel construction site with scaffolding