Rubbish removal in Padstow as well as other Inner West Sydney suburbs affects everyone, and it is so important that all householders make a concerted effort to do our part to minimise waste. We must also dispose of that waste we do generate in the most environmentally friendly way we can.
The rubbish we generate is exponentially greater during the Christmas period. From decorations to wrapping paper to cards, from unwanted or excess gifts to too much food, as well as throwing out old items to make room for the new, more is disposed of into landfill in December and early January in Australia than any other time during the year. When it comes to waste-related environmental issues, Christmas household waste is Australia’s most prominent.
Australia’s levels of waste are exceeded during the Festive season due to decorations, wrapping paper, cards, Christmas trees, packaging materials, unwanted gifts, food, drink bottles and cans. Christmas and New Year are not environmentally friendly – but there are ways to improve on this.
There are many ways to minimise household waste production at Christmas and over the New Year, simply by making more thoughtful purchases of food, drink, and gifts, by eating leftovers, and by discarding your rubbish in a more responsible way:
- Send Christmas cards and letters by email
- Reuse shopping bags
- Reuse decorations or donate them to a thrift store
- Recycle Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
- Recycle natural Christmas Trees
- Re-gift or donate unwanted presents
- Give presents that are experiences rather than material items, for example trips, dinners, outings
- If giving gifts that need batteries, consider giving rechargeable batteries as a part of the gift as well.
- Disposable tableware might be convenient, but ends up in landfill.
- Gift cards and certificates are environmentally friendly
- Eat leftovers in the day or two after Christmas.
- Give handmade gifts including edible gifts
- Reuse gift wrapping, ribbon, boxes and bags wherever possible
- Recycle old mobile phones at your local mobile dealer
- Compost suitable food waste.
Call AA Adonis Rubbish Removals in Padstow and surrounding suburbs for fast and convenient removal of all manner of rubbish and recyclable material (providing it is non-hazardous). We come to your door, sort and distribute your unwanted goods properly and help to protect the natural environment.