Packing a trailer, car, or ute, to visit a waste facility can be quite a daunting task. But worry not! We’ve got you covered with our expert tips on how to pack your load efficiently and safely.
Here are our top do’s and don’ts for packing your waste, helping you make the most out of your trip:
1. Have a system to your packing:
To start off on the right foot, it’s essential to have a packing system. Group similar items together and remember to “sort and save”. This approach will not only make loading and unloading easier but also help you in the sorting process at the waste facility. Remember, proper sorting can lead to more efficient recycling and waste diversion and lower fees.
2. Pack resalable items last:
If you have any items that could potentially be resold or reused, pack them last. By doing so, you ensure that they are easily accessible when unloading. This way, you can avoid digging through your load and you’re ready to meet our team and help to divert waste from landfill.
3. Group recyclable items together:
To streamline your trip to the waste facility, pack recyclable items together. This includes paper/cardboard, metal, and problem waste such as oil, gas bottles, paint, and batteries. By separating recyclables from general waste, you contribute to effective recycling and minimise contamination and the amount of waste sent to landfill.
4. Place landfill-bound Waste on the Bottom:
When packing, place items destined for landfill at the bottom of your load. By doing this, you will be certain to divert as much of your load for reuse and recycling as possible. Not only does it help with unloading, but it also ensures that recyclables and resalable items remain intact and undamaged during the trip.
5. Cover Your Load:
Before hitting the road, always remember to cover your load. This step is crucial for two reasons: It keeps your waste secure during transportation, preventing any potential littering or hazards on the road. Covering your load protects your items from weather elements, ensuring they arrive at the waste facility in the best possible condition for reuse, recycling or disposal.
Now, let’s move on to the things you should avoid:
6. Avoid overfilling your load:
While it might be tempting to squeeze in as much as possible, it’s important to prioritise safety on the road. Overfilling your load can compromise your vehicle’s stability and visibility, increasing the risk of accidents. Ensure that your load is within the legal weight limits and that it doesn’t obstruct your view or impair your driving.
7. Don’t forget we’re here to help:
The friendly Resource Recovery Australia are here to assist you. Don’t hesitate to approach us for guidance or any questions you may have. We’re eager to help you maximise waste diversion from landfill, and we might even have money-saving tips to share!
By following these top do’s and don’ts, you can master the art of packing a load for a visit to a waste facility. Not only will you make your trip more efficient, but you’ll also contribute to reducing waste and preserving the environment. Remember, waste management and protecting our environment is a collective effort, and every small action counts.
So, let’s pack smart, reuse, recycle responsibly, and embark on a journey towards a sustainable future!