Australia generates an average of 75.8 million tonnes of solid waste, and there has been a 10% increase over the last two years. On average, an Australian household throws out 3.5k AUD worth of food a year. People consume approximately 345 million handheld batteries from household electronic items like laptops, power tools, mobile phones every year, and only 4% of them are recycled. The waste generated grows twice the rate of the population every year. Just over half of the waste (39.5 million tonnes) is sent for recycling, whereas the rest goes into the landfill for disposal. Junk Pick Up services help safely dispose of much of the old junk that homes and communities produce so that they don’t end up in the landfill.
Why Care About Proper Junk Disposal?
Improper disposal of house, garden, and commercial waste produced in the community can severely impact the residents, neighbourhood, and the environment. If homes are not cleared of unwanted junk from time to time, there are high chances of dust and dirt settlement, insect infestation, cramped spaces, and structural damages that could negatively impact the house and the residents. They can develop allergies, health issues, property damages, and biodegradable waste hazards, which can be lethal.
If people don’t dispose of the waste properly through Junk Pick Up services, they end up dirtying their backyard. Eventually, they end up in the landfill, rotting away and decomposing, and letting out methane gas which is dangerous to breathe in. If non-biodegradable items like plastic are buried in landfills, they don’t decompose for thousands of years. Yet they leak toxic chemicals to the land and the air, polluting the environment, the water, and the soil, which end up in the food they eat, the water they drink, and the air they breathe. And not to mention how the incarceration of waste can contribute to the ongoing climate crisis.
Benefits of Proper Waste Management
Enrich the Environment and Lifespan of Humans
Proper waste management and junk removal help improve the air quality, water quality, and land quality of the area and the country. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It helps reduce the extraction of resources and minimise energy consumption and pollution associated with product purchase and waste disposal. Ultimately, it prolongs the life of the Earth and the health of the people living in it.
Creates Opportunities for Recycling
When homeowners hire Junk Pick Up services, they reduce their own time and expenditure on disposing of the waste efficiently and contribute to the maximum recycling of those materials. Companies use the crude materials from the junk they receive and recycle them into useful items. For example, pieces of wood are recycled to form desks for students to study on, electronic items are recycled and reused to create new gadgets, fabric from clothing materials is cleaned and tuned into mattresses, and many usable items are sanitised and donated to those in need.
Garden Waste Turned to Compost
Instead of letting the green waste turn toxic in the land mills, junk removal services send the yard waste they collect to service providers and recycling plants that turn biodegradable waste into compost. They deliver the manure or compost to local farms to help replenish the nutrients in their soil, leading to better agricultural produce. It financially benefits local farmers and nutritionally enriches the communities. It also helps reduce the waste that ends up in landfills.
Disease Control and Enhanced Health
May it be the dust and dirt accumulated around the house or in landfills, junk and waste are the perfect hosts to numerous microbes. Disposing of them properly decreases the risk of the residents, the communities, and the employees coming into contact with them and developing diseases and making the environment healthier.