Adelaide rubbish removal: some helpful tips we give on the phone
Adelaide rubbish removal: our customer service staff take many calls every day and a large proportion are related to one off rubbish removal – and quite a high proportion is in relation to cardboard collection. In fact – our most clicked on blog post on our entire website is this one in relation to arranging cardboard collection: Free cardboard recycling: Can I get free cardboard collection.
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Common tips for Adelaide rubbish removal
In this article we run through a number of the most common tips we give to customers when they call about one off collections.
Can you utilise the Council hard rubbish removal service?
It is worth checking if your local council can provide the service free of charge: as per the Adelaide City Council website Hard waste section:
“To improve service flexibility and provide convenience for residents to dispose of hard waste, from 4 January 2016 – December 2016, Adelaide City Council is trialling a pre-booked ‘at-call’ hard waste collection service. During the trial you can book a collection time to suit your needs.”
“The fixed date quarterly kerbside hard waste collection service ceases as of 2015 and is superseded with the ‘at-call’ service on a 12-month trial.”
Can I get free cardboard collection for very small quantities?
Unfortunately in 2016, the answer on this one is pretty much no. The international price for recycled cardboard has fallen in recent years due to the global economy and slowing trade. Cardboard rebates currently are rarely above $50 per tonne in Australia for baled cardboard i.e. very large amounts. This rebate can help cancel out the collection charge.
As small amounts of cardboard only have a weight of say 100kg – the value of that cardboard is about $5.00. In these instances a collection cost has to be charged to compensate for the time of a truck and manpower.
In many instances – we suggest that a client bring the cardboard to a council recycling facility themselves – as they will take it for free. Sometimes a bit of effort can save you quite a lot of money. Check out our recent blog on grease trap solutions.
Author: Mr Waster