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How to deal with waste problems

There are various problems that every community is facing right now. One of which is a waste and this greatly affects the economy and of course, the environment.

If we are staying in a community with bulks of waste, then how can an entrepreneur establish a business? Of course, they would prefer to start a company in a clean area. If our community has no way of doing business, then the economy is low. And then, how can you manage to stay in a community in an environment with pollution? Of course, we do not want to risk our health.

Before we talk about ways of managing waste, one obvious way is to hire skip bins. Think of it like “mega bins”! In a previous article we mentioned a skip bin hire company. This time around we wanted to mention another one, you can find out more at

Any community with vast amount of junk, rubbish and dirty material is not a suitable place to live in. it is not either a good place to earn a living. This only means that this is not an ideal place for everybody.

Wastes are supposed to be controlled and minimized. The more we generate waste, then more space is needed for this. If you can see the population is increasing, so human beings need a space for shelter. Now, if waste continues to increase, then the space needed for landfills or dump sites also needs expansion.

Would you like to stay in a place full of waste instead of people? Of course, we all need to stay in a safe and decent place. Now, you can see why waste is considered as a major problem in every community.  So, this problem must be resolved. How can we manage our waste? Dealing with this is a real concern.

Dealing with the waste problems

There will always be a solution for every problem. Our community leaders or the government must consider the waste as a problem and give the right solution and then, eliminating this problem. As a resident in a community, it is very important for us to know how to deal with this waste problem because we are the ones affected when the problem continues. So, we have here a few ways on how wastes must be dealt with.

  • Minimizing Waste

It could have been better if every member of the community will be given proper education regarding ways on how to minimize waste. The people of the community must be aware about various practices on generating waste. Through this awareness and education program that our local government will conduct, the people will realize that waste is a major concern.

  • Recycling

It would be a great idea to separate wastes, so that you will know what items will be used for recycling. But, it could have been better if we all know how to minimize and reduce generating waste rather than producing too much waste knowing that we can recycle them because still, the recycled wastes will undergo a certain process and will be exposed to various chemicals. Again, producing toxic wastes. This waste also undergoes a treatment, but still might be harmful to the health. Especially, if the process makes use of chemicals. Any hazardous waste will affect not only the human health, but also endangers wildlife and natural resources. Nobody wants such things to happen. So, the wastes must be minimized.

How do I get rich from my trashes?

When we talk about waste, trash or garbage, we think of the things that we don’t value anymore and that we intend to throw away. There are domestic wastes, commercial wastes, and industrial wastes but we will focus on the wastes that we can sell or re-purpose to gain profit.

Food containers, product packaging, food waste, empty bottles or used cardboard are some of the most common “waste” that people want to get rid. But what if we can turn garbage into cash? Below are some ways to get you started.

  • ALUMINUM CANS- according to a report from the Aluminum Association, recycling aluminum cans nearly earns $1 billion in the US alone, and that is only 67% percent of it. It is one of the easiest items to recycle, and there is various recycling center that accepts aluminum.

On an average, the payout rate ranges from 70-80 cents per pound of aluminum. However, in some states, you can earn 10 cents per can. It is better to check the rules and regulations within your area about recycling payout rate if you are into collecting aluminum cans.

  • ELECTRONIC MATERIALS- this include computers, gadgets, smartphones, printers, refrigerator and other devices that use electricity. There are different ways on how you can earn money by recycling these materials. First, you can sell it back to the manufacturer or other firms who implement the program for re-using it.

You can also choose to buy from a manufacturer that gives credit to those who owned old or damaged units of their phones or have it inserted with a new SIM card. Laptops and computers can be sold through websites like Gazelle. They offer pre-paid envelopes, and all you have to do it is answer a few questions and ship the gadget for free.

  • CARDBOARD- you can sell your used cardboard in some online marketplace such as the Boxcycle. Users have to create a free listing and wait until someone in the area is in need of boxes.The site will credit the account with money once the buyer has picked up paid for the box for sale.

Just make sure that the cardboard you are selling is not stained by food, other chemicals or is not wet.

  • FLYERS, JUNK MAILS, RECEIPTS- most of us receive junk mails whether from our service providers, banks, lending firms, marketing and insurance companies. Fortunately, companies like The Small Business Knowledge Center will pay you for these junk mails.

Keep those tons of receipts because there are also businesses that buy it to be used for some market research. The app called Snap by Groupon allows users to take a snap of their shopping receipts in exchange for cash if they shop for their weekly offers.

Other Materials

If you just finished remodeling your house. Chances are you have to dispose of reclaimed woods and metal scraps. Sites such as and Antique Beams and Boards will pay you for those materials.

Just to give you a heads-up. The waste collection and recycling industry in Europe and the USA costs a multi-billion dollar! No wonder that even African entrepreneurs built a successful business in this industry and continued building wealth while preserving the environment. You too could be as wealthy as them so you might as well start collecting those waste and sell them.

Hire a skip bin and share the costs with your neighbour

We accumulate waste during activities of daily living and it has been increasingly a worldwide problem as it causes pollution if not disposed properly. Not only that but it also causes death to some species and can cause health problems to human beings. Getting rid of waste can be a nightmare as it is often laborious and time consuming. Finding a way to dispose your waste can be very hard as there are regulations in different states and often the household bins are collected only once a week and have limited space and restrictions on what you can dispose. Most people have resorted to hiring skip bins but these skip bins are often a bit big and most cases the skip bin ends up being filled up by other people but this can be avoided by sharing the hire and costs with your neighbour.

Skip bins are easy to hire and affordable. Most companies (such as the one linked earlier) provide a website and some online advice to help you and your neighbour in selecting the right size and type of bin depending on the type of waste. It is already affordable but it will be more cost effective when sharing the costs. Skip bin companies also follow the state regulations and dispose waste according to the recommendations. They only charge one fee which covers all the costs involved such as dump site fees and transport fees. They also deliver the skip bin without you having to go there to collect, they are only a phone call away and the payment options are flexible in most companies which allows split billing and saves time as one can pay online.

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Sharing a skip bin with your neighbour will obviously reduce the amount that you need to pay for the bin. For example, if it costs 100 dollars to hire the skip bin you will only need to pay 50 or any amount less depending on the amount agreed and waste contribution. Most often people pay for what they don’t use as they do not have enough waste to fill the skip bin with hence at the end of the day it is left half full, sharing the skip bin will give you value for money.

Sharing a skip bin does not only come with the obvious perks but it is a way to strengthen your relationship and friendship with your neighbour. Nothing beats a strong united community. It gives you time to communicate and know your neighbour as you will have something common or of common interest.

Most people who hire skip bins often are faced with challenges such as people using their bins without permission and little or no space for the skip bins. These can be solved or reduced by sharing the skip bin with your neighbour. One might wonder in what sense does that help. Well, it is pretty much easy, if two people share the same thing it means more time to watch over it if the other person is not around. In terms of space for the skip bin it is placed where suitable and when people share it gives them more flexibility in terms of where to put it without having any worries about going over o your neighbours space or territory.

Considering hiring a skip bin with a friend or neighbour? There are a few things that need to be considered. I would advise both people to first be honest and specify the amount of waste that each needs to dispose and the time frame needed, this will help with calculating on who is paying how much. Furthermore, you need to discuss where it will be placed to avoid any conflicts nor altercations with them. Also, it doesn’t have to be someone right next door – as long as they are in the same neighbourhood. Perhaps advertise it own local classifieds like Gumtree.

How to sort junk around the house to dispose of…

Pollution has become a major worldwide problem which has endangered some species and is detrimental to people’s health. As part of waste management to combat this it is important for one to know how to sort out their junk in the house before disposing. Sorting out junk generally depends on the type of waste generated but mostly in households the junk comes from food and packaging material. The first and most important step in sorting out the junk is knowing your waste that is the type and amount this will help with planning for your junk.

In Western Australia, residential general waste bins are collected once a week and recycle bins once a fortnight hence one should be careful of how they sort their junk. It is important to make out of your junk the most. To do this one should use the three R’s of waste management which is recycling waste, reducing the amount waste used and reusing as much as you can. These will reduce the amount of junk to deal with therefore making it easier to sort.

It takes a couple of years for things like can to decompose and glass a life time to decompose hence it is important to sort your junk according to type. Sorting according to type include selecting things that can be reused or can be passed on to other people to reduce your junk. Sorting your junk according to type will also help with knowing which bin to use when disposing.

One needs to adopt a habit of sorting the junk as it is accumulated. It is not easy to sort out a huge amount of It is good to place junk according to type as it occurs. For example, allocation, a certain place for different type of waste for example food scraps can be placed in a separate bin from plastic bags to avoid the general waste bin from filling up quickly and when recyclable things are put in the general waste bin it is impossible for it to be recycled hence it will only go to the landfill hence making it to fill in faster. Allocating bins according to different types of rooms for example bathroom, bedroom and kitchen will make it easy for the junk to be sorted as these types of places generate different types of wastes. If different types of bins put in place in your house it will help also the victors and small children to know where to put the junk and hence this will make sorting your junk easier.

When sorting out junk from clothes it is important to label each basket that is one for donating or giving other people, one for disposing and one for wearing. When sorting junk it is important to use correct containers that are suitable for the junk for example food scraps need to be placed where they won’t smell. To manage the junk one can also arrange it according to size and break it down into smaller storable parts especially furniture and specific appliances.

A video showing how someone made money from his junk:

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