Keeping Your Rubbish Bins Meticulous and in Mint Condition

Rubbish bins can harbour slime, mould and odours, but with the right tips, you can keep your rubbish bins meticulous. They can also get damaged by animals or weather so I am also going to provide tips on keeping your bins in mint condition. I may also write about other aspects of rubbish and skips as well. My name is Jason, and I love things to be clean and tidy. However, as a restaurant owner, I find that it can be challenging to keep the bins clean. Luckily, it isn't impossible, and I am going to share what I know here. If my posts help or inspire you, please share them with your friends. Thanks for reading.

Tactics Employed to Reduce the Volume of Construction and Demolition Waste Destined for Landfills


The use of large skip bins in construction and demolition sites is commonplace — construction and demolition contractors simply go about their job and put the waste produced onsite into the bin supplied by their bin provider. However, due to the huge amount of waste that is often generated during construction and demolition projects, and increasing need to protect the natural environment, these contractors are expected to do more than just putting loads of waste into their skips and then having the skips sent to landfills.

Two approaches are key to reducing the volume of construction and demolition waste that end up the landfills after being hauled away from various work sites using skips — recycling and upcycling of the waste. Let's see how these two strategies can work to alleviate the pressure imposed on landfills.


Recycling of waste from construction and demolition sites involves identifying recyclable waste materials and separating them from the rest of the waste (the non-recyclable waste). Materials such as concrete, asphalt, timber, and clay bricks are usually recyclable. Construction and demolition professionals should sort out and put recyclable waste items in separate bins before the waste can be sent to a recycling plant that accepts it. If recyclable waste is mixed up together with other types of waste, it may be accepted at the recycling facility. Aside from that, the professionals should be careful not to let any hazardous substances, such as lead paints and asbestos-containing materials, contaminate recyclable waste. 

Recycled construction and demolition waste can be used to manufacture new construction products or used as material for new construction projects outright. Either way, it helps to reduce the amount of waste that could have been destined for the landfills.


Upcycling is pretty much like recycling, only that the waste generated from construction and demolition sites is re-used without first being taken to the recycling facility. For example, crushed brick generated onsite after a demolition job do not need to be sent to a recycling facility for crushing before they can be re-used. The crushed brick can simply be heaped up and stored at a suitable place to be used for creative landscaping uses, such as gardens, patios, pathways, et cetera, et cetera.

Like recycling, upcycling of construction and demolition waste helps reduce the pressure added to already overfilled landfills. 

The availability of skip bins for hire complements efforts by construction and demolition contractors to cut down the volume of waste that is deposited at landfills. Hence, the suppliers of these skip bins also play a critical role in reducing the pressure imposed on our strained landfills. 


24 April 2017