People and businesses in New Zealand are becoming more and more eco-conscious. Many consider the sustainability of materials and ingredients before buying and are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. That being said, many people still don’t realise the differences between rubbish and recycling, which can cause issues when they mix non-recyclables with their recycling and recyclables with their rubbish.
As a passionate cleanout and waste disposal company in Wellington, the team at Junk n Dump is very passionate about this topic and would like to shed some light on the differences between rubbish and recycling.
Rubbish is considered garbage that does not have a second life. It needs to go straight to the dump. Many people think of food waste as garbage, but if you are looking to reduce your impact, you may want to use your food waste as compost. Thin plastics, rags, glossy food packaging, and styrofoam are all examples of non-recyclable rubbish.
People get confused about what is recyclable or not because different recycling companies accept different types of items. A few things that you should know about recycling is that the items should always be clean before being recycled, so take care to wash out tubs, bottles, etc. Some examples of recyclables include glass bottles, tin cans, paper, and hard plastics.
We thought we’d add in a third category here, reusable. Think of the saying of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. You may think your dining room chair with one wobbly leg is trash and want to have it thrown out, but a family out there needs an extra chair and can’t afford it. They don’t care if it has a wobbly leg. Reusables are different to recyclables as they can be used immediately by someone else. No recycling process needed.
Here at Junk n Dump, we handle all of your rubbish and recycling in Wellington. We ensure that every item is disposed of correctly, including e-waste. Any furniture or appliances that can be salvaged are donated to those in need, so you can rest assured that all your unwanted items are being disposed of in the best way possible.
Are you looking for a business that can handle your rubbish and recycling in Wellington? Here at Junk n Dump, we handle all sorts of commercial and residential waste. Please feel free to get in touch with us today on 027 276 6922.