Category Archives: Rubbish Removal

Small Skip Bin Hire Goes Beyond The Obvious

If you ever find yourself gazing up at the night sky and contemplating the wonders of outer space, skip hire is probably one of the very last things which is likely to come to mind. But perhaps it would if your eye was able to register something which is passing above you at thousands of miles per hour – space debris. At first it might seem a little hard to take seriously the idea of space, in all its vastness, having a trash problem. But humans have a tendency to generate rubbish wherever they go, and outer space is no…
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Waste Removal… The Swedish Way

Waste Removal Services Get a Helping Hand from a Swedish Trend – Plogging: At Junk2Go, we know that waste removal can be a serious workout, particularly when heavy inorganics such as furniture and appliances are involved.  Then again, rubbish collection is what we do – most people tend to think of exercising and picking up rubbish as separate enterprises. Or at least they did until Sweden entered the picture. The Swedish have already been doing quite an impressive job of keeping things tidy – as we mentioned in our article on Top Waste Collection Services from Around the World, Sweden…
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The Origin of Trash And Other Rubbish Words

English has often been described as a magpie language, picking up the shiniest words from Latin, German, French and many others to form the wonderful if hard-to-pronounce language we use today. But it’s easy to forget that, along with all the gems such as schadenfreude and deja vu, English has been picking up trash, junk, rubbish and the like. Here at Junk2Go, we’re pretty preoccupied with the topic of waste, so you’ll be pleased to learn that we’ve unearthed the roots of  today’s most common rubbish words, not to mention a neglected Australasian alternative. Trash, a word which today conjures…
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Reducing Our Waste Pickup: Finding Alternative to Single Use Plastic Bags

Waste Pickup In Auckland & Single Use Plastic Bags It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that plastic bags have been in the news again in recent months. In February, a Greenpeace petition with over 65,000 signatures, urging New Zealand’s politicians to ban plastic bags was presented to Parliament, and several campaigns promoting a ban on single use plastic bags are highly visible across the media. With current and former politicians supporting a ban, and a number of New Zealand supermarkets agreeing to stop using plastic bags at the the end of this year, it seems like the right time to…
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The Future of Rubbish Removal

Rubbish is a part of life. There’s no way around it. As humans we cannot help but create waste. Whether it be food scraps, thread bare clothing, damaged goods that are unable to be mended, or simply used packaging materials, one way or another, we will have items we need to dispose of. Nobody likes living in mess and it has been proven that living in an unorganised, cluttered environment can increase our stress levels significantly. Inevitably, we will always have rubbish to dispose of. Luckily we are able to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, by…
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How To Reduce Food Waste

Food Waste ready for compost

We’re pretty lucky here in New Zealand. While fruit and vegetables do seem to cost a lot, we have access to a good supply of relatively inexpensive and nutritious food. As a country though, we’re not so good at eating all of it. Large amounts of food end up in our rubbish. New Zealanders throw away over 122,000 tonnes of food each year, which is enough to feed the everyone in Dunedin for two years! This problem is not unique to New Zealand. Globally, one-third of all food produced is wasted. That’s 1.3 billion tonnes (that’s billion, with a b),…
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8 Myths About Rubbish

Image of a rubbish dump where rubbish removal ends up

Rubbish might not be the most interesting topic to think about, but it is important that we dispose of it correctly. When we understand some of the misconceptions and myths about rubbish, we are better able to make decisions and reduce the impact we have on the environment. Rubbish, waste & recycling myths 1. “There’s no point recycling, it goes into one truck and is sent to a landfill” After your rubbish is collected, it goes to Auckland’s recovery facilities.  It is then separated  into steel and aluminium, paper and cardboard, plastic and glass. Recyclables are baled and sent to…
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Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning

Outdoor furniture cleaning during winter

Winter Spring Cleaning Tips It may seem like summer is a long way off, but now is a great time to prepare your house for the warmer months. If you get those big chores out of the way now, you get to enjoy more hours of those long warm days when summer finally arrives.   Here are a few simple ideas that you can get accomplished in a weekend or two. Make more use of your dishwasher A dishwasher isn’t just for dishes. Old glass lampshades, plastic toys, toothbrush holders, garden containers and other items can be popped into the…
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10 Surprising Facts About Rubbish

E-waste pile for disposal and rubbish removal

Ten interesting facts about rubbish It may not be a subject we pay much heed to – by its very nature rubbish is something we want to get rid of, not chat about in the lunch room. However, some of the facts around rubbish management are almost unfathomable. We all know that as humans we create waste, but very few of us know just how much. It’s easy to think that when we dispose of our garbage each week, it is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ but you may be surprised at just long it takes most non-organic items…
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Cost of Illegal Rubbish Removal by Rogue Removal Companies

Rubbish dumped by a river by unlicensed rubbish removal company

Illegal rubbish removal – ruined reputations and damaged ecosystems We’re a small country.  268,021 km² of country to be exact.  If a load of rubbish gets dumped somewhere it shouldn’t go, it gets noticed. 99% of us are proud of our country and we’re keen to demonstrate our clean, green attitudes to the next generation. We teach our children not to throw their wrappers out the car window, we tell them to use the bin provided at the beach, we take our rubbish with us after the picnic. But what message is it sending when irresponsible law-breakers take it upon…
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