In our modern age, we get used our method of rubbish disposal, during which everything disappears and we never worry about it again. But where does all that rubbish go?

Today’s citizens often worry about ecological concerns and how their waste contributes to growing environmental problems. Depending on the rubbish you throw out, it could go to several places.

General Waste

Collection trucks remove general waste weekly. They take the waste to a landfill, where they bury the garbage. Sometimes a processing plant breaks down the waste by removing metal first and

Following this procedure (if applicable), experts bury the rubbish in the landfill. A layer of dirt covers the waste. This layer helps break down the trash over time, but it mostly keeps the

21.6 million tons of waste go to landfills in Australia alone. That’s a lot of rubbish.

Recycled Goods

The recycling truck will collect your yellow bins, usually the same day as garbage collection. Recycled goods include:

  • Aluminium and steel products
  • Paper and cardboard
  • All hard plastic
  • Glass

When you place all of these products into your recycling bin, they go to a recycling processing plant. There, workers and machinery sort and process the items to remake new products with the

While some plastics degrade with each round of recycling, most materials can go through the recycling process indefinitely. Metals and glass have an especially high quality ratings for recycled

Chemical Waste

Chemical waste is different than common rubbish. You must not put these chemicals into an ordinary rubbish bin. The toxins in the chemicals can corrupt landfills and pollute the environment.

Take your toxic chemicals to one of the permanent collection facilities located throughout Australia. Most cities also offer mobile solutions that collect a wider range of products. They will

  • Household cans containing aerosol sprays, insect sprays, pest poisons and pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive chemicals, including oils, batteries, fuels and other fluids
  • Garden chemicals such as fertilisers, herbicides and insecticide
  • Paints, glues and wood preservatives
  • Miscellaneous chemicals like acids, gases, ammunition, swimming pool chemicals, batteries and photographic chemicals

Once you throw out these items, either through a collection truck or a permanent collection facility, professionals will safely dispose of the chemicals, reuse them or render them inert.

Hard Waste

Collection companies collect hard waste once a year. Disposal is similar to ordinary trash, but in this case, a collector handles larger objects not usually found in ordinary waste. Hard waste

  • Broken furniture
  • Scrap metal
  • Household appliances
  • Bikes
  • Mattresses/cushions

If the items still function, the city might take them to a thrift supply store-otherwise, they arrive at a landfill with the rest of the rubbish.

Green Waste

Green waste consists of trash that easily decomposes back into the environment, such as food. Additionally, items with high nitrogen or carbon content provide the best benefit for local habitats.&

The best way to dispose of green waste involves creating your own compost. You may then use it in a garden or around trees and other plants in your yard.

If you don’t have a way to create your own compost, most cities provide green waste collection. During collection, green waste arrives at an industrial compost facility. After composting,

Keep these destinations in mind when you throw out your rubbish, and remember to organise your waste accordingly.


Backyard Bins Team

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