Our homes are filled with rubbish we need to dispose of eventually. Sustainable and correct rubbish disposal is important, so knowing what types of rubbish are in your home can help with getting rid of it later!

Here, we hope we can help you identify different types of rubbish that you can find in your home, and explain the importance of proper waste disposal.

Common Types Of Rubbish In Your Home

Types of Rubbish

The most common types of rubbish in your home include:

  • Solid waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Organic waste
  • Recyclable waste
  • Green waste
  • Demolition waste
  • Electrical waste
  • Hazardous waste

Solid Waste

Solid waste is the general household waste we think of when we hear the word ‘rubbish’, just regular waste and household garbage.

Solid household waste are the things that go in our kitchen bin or red bin, like packaging materials and food waste (if you do not have an organic waste bin). It’s important to carefully look at the packaging and see whether it can go in the recycling bin rather than the general solid waste bin.

Liquid Waste

Liquid waste can be found in not only homes but also in industries. Liquid waste can include natural liquid waste like dirty water and rainwater or manufactured liquid waste like waste detergents, and organic liquids.

If your liquid waste is contaminated with chemicals and non-organic matter, then you will need to dispose of it properly and correctly yourself. Otherwise, contact specialists today.

Organic Waste

Organic waste is different from green waste, as it includes other things such as:

  • Food scraps (fruit, vegetables, bread, cakes, pasta, rice, spoiled food removed from the packaging, takeaway food)
  • Garden waste and fill dirt
  • Meat and bones (raw or cooked, including seafood shells and bones)
  • Manure
  • Flowers and herbs
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Shredded paper

Organic waste should not be combined with general waste, such as the rubbish you would ordinarily put in your red bin.

The combination of these organic materials can significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, predominantly methane. Because of this, organic waste should be disposed of according to recommended guidelines.

When disposing of organic waste, ensure that you use a biodegradable bin liner or place the organic waste into the green bin directly.

If you are unable to dispose of your organic waste in green bin collection, consider hiring waste removal experts to take care of it for you.

Recyclable Waste

Recyclable waste refers to items that can be put in your yellow bin for repurposing. These items typically include cardboard, plastic waste, plastic food containers, plastic drink bottles, paper products, glass jars and bottles, newspapers, and empty aerosol cans.

There are some items and waste materials that might be considered to be recyclable but actually are not, so make sure to check what items are prohibited from the yellow bin. 

Check the eligibility of the items for Return & Earn, a NSW recycling initiative offering cash back for depositing old cans and plastic bottles.

If you have excess recyclable waste, professional teams can collect it for you rather than waste the materials by placing them in the red bin which is not recommended.

Green Waste

Green waste includes grass clippings and any waste from your garden, like branches, flowers and plants, and compost materials.

Green waste is different from organic waste, which includes food scraps and other organic materials, whereas green waste is only from the garden.

If you have an excess amount of green waste, generally branches and tree clippings, then contact specialists to remove this waste properly and sustainably.

Demolition Waste

If you are undertaking or have recently completed construction and renovation projects, you might be left with a mixture of construction debris and demolition waste.

1300 Rubbish offers top of the line rubbish removal for demolition work in the home, office, or yard.  Construction and demolition debris can be extremely difficult and dangerous to remove without the correct equipment or knowledge. For more information on construction and demolition waste removal, click here.

Electrical Waste 

Electrical waste, also known as e-waste, includes old devices like laptops, computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices that are no longer in use.

Electrical waste contains a multitude of parts like dangerous materials, precious metals (such as mercury or lead), and pieces of plastic and glass that can be recycled.

E-waste is intricate to dispose of, so follow guidelines correctly for proper disposal.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is the less common type of household rubbish, but it is still possible to have it in your home! Hazardous waste is regulated by government bodies due to its dangerous composition.

Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, carcinogens, or flammable materials can be extremely dangerous and must be disposed of correctly to avoid harm or destruction.

Benefits of Separating Household Waste

  • Know how to properly and effectively dispose of it
  • Sustainability, reducing waste and recycling
  • Good for the environment, and in turn, humans as healthier spaces are created
  • Following local council guidelines

Local Rubbish Removal 

Take the hassle out of rubbish removal and leave it to the professionals with the tools and materials needed to get the job done efficiently and effectively.

Contact us If you need assistance with rubbish removal in your local area. Our professional team can help with disposing of not only household waste, but other waste like construction materials and commercial rubbish.

Find out more about our household rubbish removal services.

With services available in various locations, 1300 Rubbish is your go-to contact for sustainable disposal with quick turnaround times.