Category Archives: Brisbane

Spring has Sprung! Time to Spring Clean

Here we are heading into the warmer months again as Spring starts strong in Brisbane.  As always, it’s a good time to clean up your property ready for the dry months we are expecting.  Whilst last years rain had us dealing with a lot of garden rubbish, this year it’s the same but we are dealing with dry weather the the need for fire risk mitigation in some areas.  As El Niño comes into effect in Queensland we will see reduced rainfall and hotter days. Removing ‘fuel’ around your property is one of the recommended gardening maintenance tasks when the weather is dry like this, particularly in areas near bushland and larger properties.

You can mulch some of the garden waste that comes from this, chop logs and store for firewood if you have a wood burner but often you end up with large piles of garden green waste that needs to be removed.  Not everyone has the time (or desire) to spend the weekend mulching or chopping and moving branches for storage and burning rubbish is just not an option with fire-bans in place across Brisbane.  In this ase just call us and we can pop by to remove your remaining garden waste.  Quotes can happen over the phone or fill out the form with photos attached.

5 Tips for Effectively Removing Unwanted Household Junk and Rubbish

Cleaning out your home can be daunting, particularly when there is a lot of rubbish to remove. Fortunately, with the right guidance and strategy, it’s possible to get rid of all unwanted items quickly and efficiently. In this guide, we’ll provide you with five essential tips for getting started on your rubbish removal project.  We hope this is useful motivation for a household clear out when you have some spare time.

Sit Down and Plan Your Clear Out

There is something to be said for sitting in the space you are clearing out and reflecting. Think about what you hope to achieve, how you want to use the space in future and what is really required in order to sort everything out.  For example, do you need to buy some shelving or stackable storage boxes?  Do you have the space for items you’d like to put into deep storage? If you intend to move items out of the room do you have weatherproof storage area for your junk and rubbish? Thinking about the logistics of household items and organisation is a good first step for any junk and rubbish project.

Sort Through Your Rubbish

Now you have reviewed what is required it’s time to sort and categorise all the items.  You might start with ‘storage’, ‘donate’ and ‘rubbish removal’ as starting categories. Separate out items that can be donated or recycled and make a pile for any hazardous materials that need to be disposed of separately. This will help you better organise your rubbish and make disposing of your items much easier.  Anything that’s broken of course is going to the rubbish / throw out  pile.

Separate Recyclables from Landfill Waste

Recycling takes less energy and resources than producing new items from scratch, so separating your recyclables from other rubbish is an important step towards reducing your eco-footprint. The usual household items like plastic bags, glass containers, aluminium cans and cardboard all can be recycled – with most of these types of plastic often able to be placed in your kerbside recycling bins.  When you have a lot of cardboard for example you can have this removed in bulk.  If you don’t have a large enough vehicle to remove all the rubbish that piles up then you’ll benefit from a rubbish removal service.

Dispose of Items Appropriately

Always check what type of rubbish you’re throwing out, including whether or not it can be recycled. Make sure to follow the local waste collection and disposal regulations so that you don’t inadvertently leave any rubbish laying around in public spaces. Additionally, try to find a designated recycling centre or other responsible way to get rid of bigger items like furniture and appliances that are no longer needed.  If you have a local Facebook community group page often you can use these to offer some of your old things to others for free.

An absolute key part of this process is that you follow through and actually get rid of the items you decided have to go.  It’s very easy to leave things for another day then completely forget about them and by the time you come back all of your piles have been mixed up and items claimed back into the house.  Don’t let that happen.  The following are options for finishing the job.

Consider Donating Unwanted Items

Donating unwanted items to local charities is a great way to get rid of unwanted household items that still have useful life left in them.   If reusable items like furniture and clothes are still in good condition, try to donate rather than throwing them away. Many charities will pick up donated items from your home or workplace, making it even easier for you to give back. Additionally, donating can be more socially responsible and eco-friendly since most charity shops reuse or up-cycle the donated items.  Make sure you don’t overload the charity boxes and definitely never leave items outside of these in the weather.

Consider a Garage Sale

Another option for getting rid of items you no longer need is having a garage sale.  This way you can recoup a little of what you spent to put towards other items you might need in future.

Identify and Utilise the Services of Professional Rubbish Removal Companies

Professional rubbish removal companies like Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help you quickly and safely remove the unwanted items from your property with minimum fuss. We have an experienced team with the right trucks and equipment and experienced personnel to handle your rubbish disposal needs. Furthermore, professional rubbish removal services can take away hazardous waste or advise on this  to ensure special handling and safe disposal.

OK so did you notice that was seven tips not five?!  If you read to the end congratulations and thank you.  Don’t forget to call when you have a need to dispose of unwanted household items and waste.

White Goods Disposal / Recycle and Old Appliances Removed

With the crazy Black Friday sales that have been going on we’re seeing an increase in the number of requests for Brisbane whitegoods removal and disposal.  If you have not already upgraded your old appliances then you might be considering this after the next big sale week which is after Christmas when the boxing day sales kick in.

You can definitely delay the disposal of the old white goods appliances (and a lot of people do this choosing to manage that themselves) but it is certainly a space saver if you decide to have these items collected and disposed of immediately.   Who knows when your old mate with the ute will really have time to swing around to collect these items!  Particularly at this time of year.  It never makes you popular requesting help with these things either!

Brizzy Rubbish Removals are doing this almost daily and our team are fast and efficient, giving you back precious space and removing unsightly junk from homes without you having to lift a finger.

So, when you need the job done fast and efficiently without having to lift a finger you know who to call for all of your rubbish and junk removal in Brisbane.

We load, you relax – too easy!


Kerbside Junk Collection Brisbane

You may be aware that throughout the year various Brisbane suburbs (for example Brisbane’s Northside) have a junk collection service.  Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact that most of this ends up compacted in trucks and headed for landfill.  What we love is that a lot of these items are picked up by other people in the suburb who may have the time to fix or renovate the item.  The secondhand economy is thriving in Brisbane and around the world as we come to terms with waste management and the longevity of some items.

If you’ve missed kerbside collection in your suburb (not hard when it’s only once or twice a year!) then we can help.  Some items they won’t take we can take anyway. When we collect rubbish from your property we aim to recycle as much as possible.  This means we separate out what we can and we often donate items wherever possible.  Most of what we move are quite bulky items that you just wouldn’t attempt without expecting to struggle.  Our team is super fit and extremely experienced in rubbish removal – they have all been with us for many years.

So if you’ve missed the kerbside collection or you just prefer a service where there is going to be a better chance for recycling then please get in touch.