Rubbish removal services help you dispose of your waste in an environmentally friendly and safe way. The rubbish removal company charges you based on the amount of waste, the nature of the waste and the distance the company has to cover.

Rubbish is generated from either commercial or residential premises, where commercial activities generated waste varies greatly. That is why commercial waste collection might be governed by many policies, while residential waste collection has few policies. Regardless of whether you are located in a commercial or residential setting, here's what you need to know about rubbish removal services:

Rubbish Removal Process

You are required to know your waste and classify it as either hazardous or non-hazardous. That is why there are guidelines or requirements to dispose of different types of waste in different manners or separate rubbish bins.

Once that is done, you can contact a rubbish removal company near you; make sure it handles the disposal of the type of waste you are generating. Expect to be asked questions like where you are, what waste you generate, how you collect it, how large it is, etc. A representative from the rubbish removal company might be sent to your premises to inspect your waste and report back to the company. They'll make some calculations and gives you a quote. Once you agree to the charges, they can take care of the waste. 

Types of Non-Hazardous Waste

These wastes are classified under:

  • Real estate rubbish: this may include waste from attics, garages, deceased estates, rental properties and body corporates.
  • Worksites and demolition rubbish: this may include things like concrete and construction wood.
  • Backyard rubbish: this may include waste like garden rubbish.
  • Hard rubbish: this may include electronic appliances and devices, furniture, carpets, clothes, mattresses, toys, etc.

Types of Hazardous Waste

These are all the types of waste that can cause diseases and environmental harm. They include medical waste from residential or commercial premises, chemical liquid or solid waste from factories, hazardous fumes from manufacturing and processing plants, asbestos from old buildings, etc.

It is important to note that finding a company that handles rubbish removal for hazardous waste can be challenging. This process requires special licenses to handle hazardous waste. You should also not handle asbestos; leave it to professionals because it can put your health and that of others at risk. You can even find yourself with legal problems that can lead to jail time or high fines.