Disposing Of Trash At The Rubbish Tip In Brisbane

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In Brisbane alone, roughly half a million tonnes of rubbish is produced each year – that’s the weight of about 25,000 adult elephants! A large rubbish dump can have devastating effects on the environment.

Here we are going to look at the environmental impact of these rubbish dumps, how recycling can help and the aims of Brisbane to be sustainable. We’ll look at options for rubbish disposal, including rubbish tips and skip bins.

The Environmental Impact of Landfills

The average amount of rubbish produced by a small business is about one tonne per week, while a large business can produce up to ten tonnes of rubbish each week. That’s a lot of rubbish that needs to be disposed of properly.

In Brisbane, Australia, the rubbish tip is called the ‘transfer station’ and it’s responsible for disposing of rubbish that can’t be recycled. As you can imagine, this process has a huge environmental impact on our city.

These rubbish dumps can produce methane gas, which is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change, as well as leachate, which is a poisonous liquid that can contaminate groundwater.

It’s hard to believe that just a few decades ago, rubbish tips were simply abandoned landfills. Thankfully, people have become more environmentally conscious and rubbish dumps are now managed much more responsibly.

The City of Brisbane is committed to sustainability, in fact, the city has a goal to recycle 70% of its rubbish by 2025.


The good news is that the people of Brisbane are committed to recycling and sustainability. We recycle more than half of our rubbish! This is thanks to our city’s extensive recycling infrastructure and programs.

Currently, about 60% of the rubbish that is disposed of at the rubbish dump is recycled. This includes items such as paper, cardboard, glass, metal, and plastic.

Recycling rubbish not only reduces the amount of rubbish that goes to landfills but also has several other environmental benefits. For example, recycling paper saves trees from being cut down, and recycling glass saves energy as it doesn’t need to be heated as much during the manufacturing process.

What are Skip Bins?

Skip bins are large, open-topped bins that are used to collect rubbish and recycle.

Skip bins come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and can be used for rubbish such as furniture, garden waste, and construction rubbish.

They’re convenient because they can be placed anywhere on your property, making it easy to collect and dispose of rubbish.

The Environmental Benefits of Skip Bins

Skip bins have a number of environmental benefits. Firstly, they can be used to recycle a variety of materials, such as paper, cardboard, glass, metal, and plastic.

Secondly, skip bins promote recycling as they make it easy to collect and dispose of rubbish. This means that less rubbish will end up in landfills.

Finally, skip bins are a convenient way to dispose of rubbish, which means that you’re less likely to litter.