Myths About Green Waste Management

Green waste management is a modern way of allowing communities to think about how waste is treated and how everyone can contribute to achieve a better ecological balance when it comes to reusing or recycling organic waste materials. For many years, green waste was often burned or put into landfill sites and forgotten about. Today, we see many technological advances that allow us to use this green waste in new and ecologically-friendly ways.

But there are a few myths about green waste that still continue to put people off dealing with their requirements, that can now be put on the heap. 

This article is aimed at helping put those myths to bed and explaining the processes and services available to tackle the most prevalent waste management problems.

Myth 1: The costs are off-putting

One of the most common myths is that green waste management is too expensive. While this may have been the case 20 years ago the industry has changed since, allowing ease of disposal for individuals and companies alike. In actuality, the costs are coming down to equity with regular waste disposal.

Skip hire has been one of the driving factors in bringing the costs for green waste management right down. The case used to be that your rubbish was collected and then sorted at a disposal facility. This meant that capacity was at bursting point and the costs of disposal were relatively high.

These days you can hire a skip bin specifically intended for green waste management to help you dispose of any type of organic matter with a deliver and collect service. The companies that specialise in green waste disposal and management will be able to guide you in finding the right type of skip, as well as the local disposal facility that allows you to manage your waste at home.

These skip bins are often priced by skip size and weight, so hiring a skip to take away general waste will often cost the same as a skip full of green waste.

Myth 2: The technology isn’t advanced enough

Many people see green waste management as pointless; if the waste simply gets dumped in the same landfill as their regular household waste, what’s the point? Well, advances in technology mean that many waste disposal facilities offer alternatives to landfill sites and technology that allows for far more ecological and productive disposal.

One of the leading aspects in this type of green waste management is in waste-to-energy facilities that aim to take green waste and turn it into electricity at the plant level.  A garden products business in Perth was the first company in Australia to use green waste and turn it into electricity. This electricity was used locally at the business, and excess energy was pumped back into the grid, turning a profit for the organisation.

Myth 3: Green waste can’t generate enough energy

The bioenergy sector is a growing industry in Australia, as companies turn to ever more affordable green waste management strategies. The diversification of the industry will eventually end up leading households into mini power plants where minimising waste pays.

Already available on the market are biogas appliances that allow you to generate power from your food and biodegradable waste, not only saving you money in the long run and offering a great alternative to the compost heap, but also playing a key role in conserving the ecosystem of your local area.

Rubbish removal is one of the most important things every citizen can do to aid the environment and the community to achieve a better place to live. Good waste management should be at the forefront of your mind when you are required to dispose of the waste of any kind.

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