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 In Lifestyle, Lifestyle Property Management

Property Management:

How to Minimise Waste in 2021

Even with the best intentions, it’s tricky to know which items are waste and which can be recycled. To make things even more complicated, the way that waste and recycling are handled can differ from suburb to suburb.

In today’s world there’s no denying the importance of making sure you’re placing your waste where it’s supposed to go to minimise its environmental impact. However sometimes, even with the best intentions, it’s tricky to know which items are waste and which can be recycled. To make things even more complicated, the way that waste and recycling are handled can differ from suburb to suburb.

Here we’ve put together some tips to assist you with your waste disposal.

Firstly, no matter which suburb you live in, there are a few key changes you can make straight up. To reduce our environmental impact, we should all aim to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle.

To avoid food waste

When food waste breaks down in landfill it creates harmful greenhouse gases. Therefore, its’ very important to try to avoid food waste altogether. Ways to do this? Check your fridge before you go shopping to avoid overbuying. Buy local and seasonal produce and avoid buying perishable items in bulk when they are on sale. Once you get home, make sure you store your food correctly in the fridge or freezer.

To reduce waste

Shop smarter, consider if you really need something before you buy it. Plan your meals, make a shopping list and stick to it. Buy things that are loose rather than packaged. Avoid single use plastics and invest in a reusable coffee cup and drink bottle. Buy quality items that are longer-lasting. If you have a baby – use cloth nappies – disposable nappies can take 500 years to break down in landfill. Purchase products that are concentrated, reusable, refillable or rechargeable rather than disposable. And always buy recycled where possible.

To reuse

There are lots of nifty ways you can reuse items rather than tossing them in the trash, like using yoghurt containers to grow seedlings. You can also fix clothing or electrical items, donate things to your local charity shop or hold a garage sale. Also buy used or second-hand items rather than brand new.

To recycle

Recycle your soft plastics through the REDcycle scheme through Coles and Woolworths. All paper, cardboard, juice cartons, cans, tins, foil, aerosols, plastic bottles and hard plastic containers can go in your recycling bin. If you are renting a house, you could start a home compost bin to reduce food waste and help your garden, if you have a gardener, they may be able to offer assistance or advice.

Below you will find the link to your local council website for more information on waste disposal and recycling.

Boroondara

Recycle in your yellow-lidded recycling bin, collected weekly. More info here.

Stonnington

Recycle in your blue-lidded bin, collected fortnightly. More info here.

Bayside

Recycle in your blue-lidded bin, collected fortnightly. More info here.

Mornington Peninsula

Recycle in your blue-lidded bin, collected fortnightly. More info here.

Port Phillip

Recycle in your yellow bin, collected weekly. More info here.

If you have any queries regarding property management or leasing, please contact the Marshall White Property Management Team who will be happy to assist. For more information contact us on (03) 9822 8711.

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