What happens to my waste after my skip bin is collected?
11 March 2019
Many of the skip bins collected across Australia are carted to the closest waste management facility. Depending on the type of waste in the skip bin will depend on how the rubbish is tipped. Much of the waste is mixed and unfortunately goes straight from the bin into landfill. On average, landfills across Australia see approximately 20 million tonnes of waste each year. Across the country, there are over 1,000 landfill waste management facilities so chances are, you are already familiar with some of the ins and outs of managing your waste as effectively as possible.
It is vital to keep in mind that if you are wanting to reduce your landfill footprint, you can order multiple skips for the various types of waste you may have. If the waste has been separated and grouped into different types, it is then easier to dispose of in the most environmentally friendly way.
Not many people know, but much of the waste that we produce as humans can be reused or recycled. Placing these items into landfill can take centuries to degrade, harming the environment and consuming landfill space.