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Disposal of Garden Waste 13 Jun

Proper Disposal of Garden Waste

In any home, you can find different types of waste. Food waste, paper waste, and other typical kinds of household waste.

Out of all the kinds of waste you commonly find in a home, garden waste is probably one of the easiest to deal with. Garden waste such as tree branches and fallen leaves can simply be reused in your garden. It can be added to your compost and used as a natural fertilizer for your plants.

But not every home has a compost bin and sometimes, yard waste can just be too much to be kept in the home. This usually happens after you carry out an extensive spring up cleaning of your garden.

So, if you have excessive garden waste, how do you deal with it?

You have several options to choose from in disposing garden waste in Vancouver. If you don’t do composting, you can do the following instead:

Use the yard waste as mulch. Trees and plants need water and moist soil to grow big and healthy. Mulch can be your best friend in helping the soil retain its moisture to effectively facilitate the healthy growth of your plants. Yard waste such as branches and leaves may be used as mulch.

Rent a disposal bin. Renting a disposal bin and loading all your yard waste into it will make your garden clean in no time. The bin rental company will take care of your garden waste for you.
Drop off the waste at transfer stations. Garden waste may be dropped off at local transfer stations to be composted. You need to settle composting fee for your garden waste to be composted. If you plan to deposit your yard waste at a transfer station, keep in mind that only the following garden wastes are accepted: branches, leaves, grass, and clean and untreated wood. Plastics, stones, rocks, soil, dirt, and artificial wood products are not accepted.

Junk Removal 1 Jun

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Junk Removal Company for Your Residential Needs

Events such as demolition, renovation, and spring cleaning have one thing in common – they all produce a LOT of waste.

When we see piles of garbage that needs to be hauled away, we just couldn’t wait for them to be removed — ASAP. One thing that could help in removing any types of garbage fast is hiring the services of a junk removal company.

But the professional services of junk removal businesses don’t come cheap. So, you have to make sure that the company you would choose to hire won’t just do the job, but do the job well.

To select the perfect junk removal company for you, try the following tips:

aboutAsk about the company’s recycling process. In this day and age when our landfills are in danger of being overloaded with waste, recycling of all things that can be recycled is of utmost importance. A good junk removal company should treat recycling as a priority.

Ask about the types of garbage they are able to handle. A dependable junk removal company should be able to handle most types of wastes: asbestos, old appliances, broken furniture, and so on. Choose the company that can deal with the rubbish of any size – no matter how big or small.

Check for insurance. Reliable junk removal companies should have employees that are covered by insurance. Insurance will protect you from any responsibility in case a worker from the junk removal service gets insured while hauling trash from your property. Insurance will also guarantee that any damage that a junk removal company employee does to your property will be taken care of.

Check the equipment they use. Junk removal companies shouldn’t just have professionals that are properly trained in junk removal, they should have the required equipment to be able to actually remove junk such as trucks that can accommodate all kinds of trash.

Reduce Paper Waste 16 May

Ways to Reduce Paper Waste In your Household

Every year, Canada makes use of around 6 million tonnes of paper and paper products, according to Environment Canada.

One of the best things about paper and paper products is that they can be recycled. And, numerous private and government agencies are fully capable of recycling paper to save some space in landfills.

Even though recycling is a good thing, the process of recycling itself still uses energy. This is why while recycling is generally regarded as good, reducing paper use would still be a lot better. If you reduce paper use, the amount of paper you would need to recycle will be reduced too – saving much-needed energy.

There are several ways you can reduce paper waste in your household:

1. Go paperless. For your invoices, bills, and receipts opt for digital copies rather than printed out ones. They are basically the same; just don’t forget to keep a copy your receipts and important documents in your computer.

2. Give up a subscription to printed reading materials. In present times, almost every reading material that used to be available only in print now has digital or paperless versions. Today, we have ebooks, online magazines, even in online newspapers.

3. Take full advantage of what technology has to offer. If you want to make a list of something, or want to mark something on the calendar, use your mobile phone or computer instead of writing on a notebook or a printed calendar.

4. Use cloth table napkin instead of disposable paper napkins. Even though paper napkins are easier to use since they need to require washing, ditch them. Cloth table napkins are the better choice, and not to mention, more affordable one since you don’t have to buy a new one every time you eat.

5. Instead of throwing paper in the trash, shred them and use them for your compost bin. Paper and paper products are perfect to be used for your compost to make the plants in your garden healthier.  

Special Handling in Vancouver 9 May

Wastes That Require Special Handling in Vancouver

In various locations in innumerable countries all over the world, the local government strongly recommend for wastes to be handled properly. Proper waste segregation, recycling, and donating used items are just some of the most popular practices encouraged all over the world in the efforts of reducing waste and saving our planet.

But, if there are wastes that are up for recycling, and items that can be donated, there are also some wastes that require special handling because of their composition. Most of the time, these are wastes that are hazardous or need to be buried into the ground as they would cause problems if disposed of at landfills.

Just like in most places, in Vancouver, there are wastes that will not be accepted for drop off at landfills. These are wastes that call for special handling.

In a way, recyclable items require special handling because you don’t just throw them away at landfills. Recyclable wastes undergo a recycling process to be used again.

Recyclable items from residential properties should be dropped off at recycling stations. Depending on the type of recyclable item you wish to deposit, there might be a recycling fee you have to pay first. But these are the common recyclable items that recycling stations accept, free of charge:

  • Cooking oil and grease
  • Antifreeze and its containers
  • Glass items like jars
  • Old books
  • Electronics such as mobile phones
  • Paper items
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Clothing
  • Aluminum cans (except spray paint cans)
  • Household and car batteries
  • Plastic containers
  • Car Tires
  • Scrap metal

If you are uncertain if the waste you want to get rid of is the kind that requires special handling, you might find the following useful:

  • Mattresses
  • PCB wastes
  • Waste containing dioxin
  • Biomedical waste
  • Asbestos that’s not properly packed and labeled
  • Pesticide containers
  • Waste containing tetrachloroethylene
  • Waste containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
  • Flammable items