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Melbourne Zoo Recycling Efforts

Melbourne Zoo Recycling Efforts

Melbourne Zoo is a fantastic day out for many locals of Melbourne. It also attracts thousands of tourists each year. While there is so many different animals to see and many activities for young and old to enjoy, the zoo also has a fantastic recycling program. Not only Melbourne Zoo but also Werribee Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are aiming towards zero waste. These zoo’s already have various programs introduced to help our environment as well as benefit the many animals living in the zoo. Melbourne zoo have a three bin system that includes general waste bins, recyclable bin and green waste bin. There is a large composter at Melbourne Zoo called Hot Rot, that is used to compost garden waste from the zoo’s grounds , bedding straw from the animal enclosures and compostable food packaging that is used at the cafes within the zoo. This compost is recycled to be used as a soil improver and is great to use on the garden beds and is also great to kill weeds. The Hot Rot at Melbourne Zoo saves two tonne of waste going to landfill each day. Another of the great recycle efforts that the Melbourne Zoo is undertaking is reducing single use plastic. As we all know everywhere we turn there are plastic items used for many things. One of the major issues is single used plastics used for drinks and straws. Melbourne Zoo are now working towards banning single use plastic bottles. From May 1, the zoo will no longer provide soft drinks or water in plastic bottles. Plastic bags will no longer be used either. This ban of single use plastics at Victoria’s Zoo’s is a wonderful way to work towards zero waste and reducing landfill. This ban is sending a positive message to its visitors from all around the world, and another way Victoria’s zoos are doing great things for conservation and helping the environment for everyone.

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Household Cleanup Tips

Household Cleanup Tips

Are you looking around your house wondering where all the clutter has come from? From time to time we can look around and notice that there is a lot of stuff that is just sitting around collecting dust. Hiring a skip bin from Skip Hire Melbourne can take away a lot of the stress and hassle when doing a de clutter. We offer many domestic use walk in skip bins that will fit easily into most standard sized driveways. Skip Hire Melbourne can help make your household clean up a lot easier by taking the hassle out of what to do with all your rubbish. There is no need to worry about hiring a trailer to cart to the local tip, we will bring the skip to you and pick it up a few days later. So, you can concentrate on making your household clean up a successful one. When you are ready to get started make sure you give yourself plenty of time so that you can finish the job. Go through each room in your house and gather all the bits and pieces that you no longer need. Anything that you haven’t used in a while or have no use for. It may be magazines that just sit on the coffee table gathering dust or it could be the bits and pieces sitting on top of the fridge that get forgotten about. Any of the kid’s old toys that are broken or missing pieces. Once you’ve gone through each room, get all the rubbish together so you can see how much waste you have. That way you can book a skip bin that is a suitable size for all your waste. A good tip is to book a bin that is a little bigger, just in case you find you have more than you first thought. Its better to have more room in the skip than not enough. Ensure that you take note of any larger and bulky items, these can take up a lot of space, so you need to make sure you have enough room for the bulky items as well as everything else. When you have decided which size skip will be best suited to your requirements, simply contact us at Skip Hire Melbourne to book your skip bin. Our friendly staff have extensive knowledge regarding skip bin and waste and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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What to consider when hiring a skip bin

What to consider when hiring a skip bin

When hiring a skip bin there is going to be a few things to consider. There are many reasons where a skip bin will be required, such as a renovation, a home declutter and tidy up, landscaping project, a moving to a new house clean out or a factory clean out. While hiring a skip bin is a simple process a few decisions need to be made beforehand.

What type of waste is going in the skip bin?

The first thing you will need to consider is the type of waste you have. If you are renovating, you may have plenty of heavy building material like plaster or tiles. With renovation items you will need to hire a heavy waste bin or mixed waste bin. These bins are suitable for building material including bricks, concrete, timber, tiles or plaster. As this is a mixed bin you can throw all these items in together.

Skip bin hire for lighter household waste such as furniture, white goods or old toys will require a general waste skip bin. These bins are available at a cheaper rate and come in a variety of sizes. General waste skip bins are ideal for household clean outs, garage clean outs, garden clean up or an office tidy. These bins are not suitable to carry heavy waste items such as soil, concrete or bricks.

Skip Bin Size

The next thing you will need to consider is what size bin you will need. Skip Hire Melbourne have a range of skip bins starting at 3m right up to large 24m commercial skip bins. It is generally a good idea to hire a skip bin a one size bigger, that way you don’t get caught out not having enough room to fit everything.

Skip Bin Placement

Once you have decided which bin you require and what type of rubbish will be going in it you will need to decide where to put the bin. Bin placement is important so that it is in a convenient place for you to load the bin. Our drivers are very skilled in bin placement and we will work with you to work out the best place for the skip bin to go. Most of our skip bins can fit easily into a standard sized driveway. Although the larger skip bins may require extra space. You might decide the driveway is the most convenient or on your front lawn. Some customers do prefer the skip bins to be placed on the road or nature strip. Or for business we can place the skip bin in a car park or for building sites we are happy to place the skip bin on site.

Delivery Date and Pick up Date

Finally, you will need to decide what dates are suitable for you to hire a skip bin. Skip Hire Melbourne offer skip bin hire of up to four days. We can deliver a skip bin to your property Monday to Friday from 7am to 4:30pm and Saturday mornings up until 11:30am. At the time of booking we will discuss with you if you prefer a morning or afternoon pick up time. We offer a two hours delivery window to allow for any unexpected delays. At Skip Hire Melbourne we take pride on delivering your skip bin on time as requested and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding skip hire.

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Skip Hire for Concrete

Skip Hire for Concrete

Skip Hire Melbourne have a variety of skip bins for hire if you are in need of getting rid of concrete. Our skip bins come in sizes 2m³, 3m³, 4m³, 6m³ and 8m³. All our skip bins are walk in bins making them easy to load concrete with either a bobcat or wheelbarrow, or if you are feeling a little stronger you can carry the concrete yourself. As we all know, concrete is used for a variety of reasons. For footpaths, driveways, basketball courts, bike paths and roads. From time to time there may be a need for concrete to be removed and replaced with new concrete or a new surface. You may be digging up your driveway to lay a new one. Or you might have removed a shed from your yard and are needing to get rid of the concrete slab it was sitting on. An easy and convenient way to get rid of unwanted concrete is to hire a skip bin from Skip Hire Melbourne. We will happily deliver a skip bin to your home or workplace and we offer concrete only skip bin hire at discounted rates. Getting rid of the concrete is only the beginning of the process. Once your skip bin is collected one of our drivers will collect the bin and return it to our transfer station in Reservoir. There the bin will be emptied and the concrete will be stored in a section of our transfer station. Once we have a sufficient amount of concrete we then load it in to another larger skip bin ready to be sent to the next transfer station for further recycling. Much of the concrete we receive is sent to Alex Frasers in Epping for recycling. Recycled concrete can be crushed down and reused in a variety of ways. It can be used for car parks, roads, driveways and footpaths.

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Easter Recycling

Easter Recycling

Easter is a great holiday that most of us spend with family and friends. Some of us are lucky enough to get away for the long weekend. With all of us doing various activities of the break what a lot of us will have in common is the overload of chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. From Easter egg hunts with the kids to gifts from family, there can end up being a huge amount of chocolate. Easter is a time of year that we can indulge a little, after all who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate, and hot cross buns are delicious. But with all the treats coming wrapped in fancy foil and boxes what can we do with all the waste? There is bound to be a heap Easter egg foil, cardboard boxes from chocolates and other gifts and hot cross bun bags. The good news is that we can recycle some of this waste that we accumulate over Easter. All the colourful foil that comes with the chocolate eggs can be scrunched into a ball and placed straight into the recycling bin. Making the foil into a ball ensures that the smaller pieces don’t miss out on the recycling process. Cardboard boxes and cartons that contain chocolate eggs can go straight in the recycling bin as well. It may be a good idea to flatten the boxes so that you have plenty of room for over recyclables. Unfortunately, the bags from the hot cross buns can’t go into your home recycling bin. It is important that these bags don’t go in this bin so the rest of the waste in the bin can go through the recycling process a little easier. Any form of soft plastics, including hot cross bun bags are not suitable for the recycling bin. Soft plastics like hot cross bun bags can be returned to your local Woolworths or Coles REDcycle bin. The Easter long weekend should be a time to relax and enjoy quality time with friends and family. But, we need to remember that we can’t relax our recycling efforts, recycling needs to happen every day of the year. Especially around festive periods when there is usually more waste. If we all take the time to do our bit to recycle we are doing great things in reducing landfill.

Author: Natalie

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Melbourne Zoo Recycling Efforts

Melbourne Zoo Recycling Efforts

Melbourne Zoo is a fantastic day out for many locals of Melbourne. It also attracts thousands of tourists each year. While there is so many different animals to see and many activities for young and old to enjoy, the zoo also has a fantastic recycling program. Not only Melbourne Zoo but also Werribee Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are aiming towards zero waste. These zoo’s already have various programs introduced to help our environment as well as benefit the many animals living in the zoo. Melbourne zoo have a three bin system that includes general waste bins, recyclable bin and green waste bin. There is a large composter at Melbourne Zoo called Hot Rot, that is used to compost garden waste from the zoo’s grounds , bedding straw from the animal enclosures and compostable food packaging that is used at the cafes within the zoo. This compost is recycled to be used as a soil improver and is great to use on the garden beds and is also great to kill weeds. The Hot Rot at Melbourne Zoo saves two tonne of waste going to landfill each day. Another of the great recycle efforts that the Melbourne Zoo is undertaking is reducing single use plastic. As we all know everywhere we turn there are plastic items used for many things. One of the major issues is single used plastics used for drinks and straws. Melbourne Zoo are now working towards banning single use plastic bottles. From May 1, the zoo will no longer provide soft drinks or water in plastic bottles. Plastic bags will no longer be used either. This ban of single use plastics at Victoria’s Zoo’s is a wonderful way to work towards zero waste and reducing landfill. This ban is sending a positive message to its visitors from all around the world, and another way Victoria’s zoos are doing great things for conservation and helping the environment for everyone.

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Household Cleanup Tips

Household Cleanup Tips

Are you looking around your house wondering where all the clutter has come from? From time to time we can look around and notice that there is a lot of stuff that is just sitting around collecting dust. Hiring a skip bin from Skip Hire Melbourne can take away a lot of the stress and hassle when doing a de clutter. We offer many domestic use walk in skip bins that will fit easily into most standard sized driveways. Skip Hire Melbourne can help make your household clean up a lot easier by taking the hassle out of what to do with all your rubbish. There is no need to worry about hiring a trailer to cart to the local tip, we will bring the skip to you and pick it up a few days later. So, you can concentrate on making your household clean up a successful one. When you are ready to get started make sure you give yourself plenty of time so that you can finish the job. Go through each room in your house and gather all the bits and pieces that you no longer need. Anything that you haven’t used in a while or have no use for. It may be magazines that just sit on the coffee table gathering dust or it could be the bits and pieces sitting on top of the fridge that get forgotten about. Any of the kid’s old toys that are broken or missing pieces. Once you’ve gone through each room, get all the rubbish together so you can see how much waste you have. That way you can book a skip bin that is a suitable size for all your waste. A good tip is to book a bin that is a little bigger, just in case you find you have more than you first thought. Its better to have more room in the skip than not enough. Ensure that you take note of any larger and bulky items, these can take up a lot of space, so you need to make sure you have enough room for the bulky items as well as everything else. When you have decided which size skip will be best suited to your requirements, simply contact us at Skip Hire Melbourne to book your skip bin. Our friendly staff have extensive knowledge regarding skip bin and waste and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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What to consider when hiring a skip bin

What to consider when hiring a skip bin

When hiring a skip bin there is going to be a few things to consider. There are many reasons where a skip bin will be required, such as a renovation, a home declutter and tidy up, landscaping project, a moving to a new house clean out or a factory clean out. While hiring a skip bin is a simple process a few decisions need to be made beforehand.

What type of waste is going in the skip bin?

The first thing you will need to consider is the type of waste you have. If you are renovating, you may have plenty of heavy building material like plaster or tiles. With renovation items you will need to hire a heavy waste bin or mixed waste bin. These bins are suitable for building material including bricks, concrete, timber, tiles or plaster. As this is a mixed bin you can throw all these items in together.

Skip bin hire for lighter household waste such as furniture, white goods or old toys will require a general waste skip bin. These bins are available at a cheaper rate and come in a variety of sizes. General waste skip bins are ideal for household clean outs, garage clean outs, garden clean up or an office tidy. These bins are not suitable to carry heavy waste items such as soil, concrete or bricks.

Skip Bin Size

The next thing you will need to consider is what size bin you will need. Skip Hire Melbourne have a range of skip bins starting at 3m right up to large 24m commercial skip bins. It is generally a good idea to hire a skip bin a one size bigger, that way you don’t get caught out not having enough room to fit everything.

Skip Bin Placement

Once you have decided which bin you require and what type of rubbish will be going in it you will need to decide where to put the bin. Bin placement is important so that it is in a convenient place for you to load the bin. Our drivers are very skilled in bin placement and we will work with you to work out the best place for the skip bin to go. Most of our skip bins can fit easily into a standard sized driveway. Although the larger skip bins may require extra space. You might decide the driveway is the most convenient or on your front lawn. Some customers do prefer the skip bins to be placed on the road or nature strip. Or for business we can place the skip bin in a car park or for building sites we are happy to place the skip bin on site.

Delivery Date and Pick up Date

Finally, you will need to decide what dates are suitable for you to hire a skip bin. Skip Hire Melbourne offer skip bin hire of up to four days. We can deliver a skip bin to your property Monday to Friday from 7am to 4:30pm and Saturday mornings up until 11:30am. At the time of booking we will discuss with you if you prefer a morning or afternoon pick up time. We offer a two hours delivery window to allow for any unexpected delays. At Skip Hire Melbourne we take pride on delivering your skip bin on time as requested and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding skip hire.

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Skip Hire for Concrete

Skip Hire for Concrete

Skip Hire Melbourne have a variety of skip bins for hire if you are in need of getting rid of concrete. Our skip bins come in sizes 2m³, 3m³, 4m³, 6m³ and 8m³. All our skip bins are walk in bins making them easy to load concrete with either a bobcat or wheelbarrow, or if you are feeling a little stronger you can carry the concrete yourself. As we all know, concrete is used for a variety of reasons. For footpaths, driveways, basketball courts, bike paths and roads. From time to time there may be a need for concrete to be removed and replaced with new concrete or a new surface. You may be digging up your driveway to lay a new one. Or you might have removed a shed from your yard and are needing to get rid of the concrete slab it was sitting on. An easy and convenient way to get rid of unwanted concrete is to hire a skip bin from Skip Hire Melbourne. We will happily deliver a skip bin to your home or workplace and we offer concrete only skip bin hire at discounted rates. Getting rid of the concrete is only the beginning of the process. Once your skip bin is collected one of our drivers will collect the bin and return it to our transfer station in Reservoir. There the bin will be emptied and the concrete will be stored in a section of our transfer station. Once we have a sufficient amount of concrete we then load it in to another larger skip bin ready to be sent to the next transfer station for further recycling. Much of the concrete we receive is sent to Alex Frasers in Epping for recycling. Recycled concrete can be crushed down and reused in a variety of ways. It can be used for car parks, roads, driveways and footpaths.

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Easter Recycling

Easter Recycling

Easter is a great holiday that most of us spend with family and friends. Some of us are lucky enough to get away for the long weekend. With all of us doing various activities of the break what a lot of us will have in common is the overload of chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. From Easter egg hunts with the kids to gifts from family, there can end up being a huge amount of chocolate. Easter is a time of year that we can indulge a little, after all who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate, and hot cross buns are delicious. But with all the treats coming wrapped in fancy foil and boxes what can we do with all the waste? There is bound to be a heap Easter egg foil, cardboard boxes from chocolates and other gifts and hot cross bun bags. The good news is that we can recycle some of this waste that we accumulate over Easter. All the colourful foil that comes with the chocolate eggs can be scrunched into a ball and placed straight into the recycling bin. Making the foil into a ball ensures that the smaller pieces don’t miss out on the recycling process. Cardboard boxes and cartons that contain chocolate eggs can go straight in the recycling bin as well. It may be a good idea to flatten the boxes so that you have plenty of room for over recyclables. Unfortunately, the bags from the hot cross buns can’t go into your home recycling bin. It is important that these bags don’t go in this bin so the rest of the waste in the bin can go through the recycling process a little easier. Any form of soft plastics, including hot cross bun bags are not suitable for the recycling bin. Soft plastics like hot cross bun bags can be returned to your local Woolworths or Coles REDcycle bin. The Easter long weekend should be a time to relax and enjoy quality time with friends and family. But, we need to remember that we can’t relax our recycling efforts, recycling needs to happen every day of the year. Especially around festive periods when there is usually more waste. If we all take the time to do our bit to recycle we are doing great things in reducing landfill.