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Recycle Your White Goods And Be Healthy, Wealthy And Wise!

When white goods turn to rusty goods, it can be more serious than you think. They’re not just bad for your wallet and the environment; they can be bad for your family’s health.  But don’t do your back and waste a whole Saturday hauling them off to the dump… call in Brizzy Rubbish Removals and use their white goods removal service to get rid of them hassle free.

Did you know…

Recycling aluminum saves 95%* of the energy it takes to convert it from bauxite, plastic saves 88%* and using recycled material in steel production saves 75%* of the energy needed to make new steel, reduces emissions by 90%* and water use by 40%* – so it’s lucky Brizzy Rubbish Removal is all about doing your recycling for you – so you can feel 100% good with 0% effort!

Running that old fridge as a drinks fridge might seem like a good idea in summer but old, near empty, inefficient fridges might be costing you more than you think. A five star, modern, energy efficient fridge uses HALF^ the power of a poorly rated, inefficient model (probably like the one in your garage, laundry or shed!).

Older CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) refrigerant gasses are detrimental to the environment and frequently leak out as the fridge or freezer ages. It can be hard to know if there is a leak because they are completely odourless. Brizzy not only removes your old fridges and freezers but ensures (where possible) they are recycled responsibly.

Very old refrigerators and chest freezers may be a serious risk to your family’s health. These old fridges and freezers may look charming and antique but they can contain the deadly combination of Freon gas and copper parts. The amount of Freon that could leak from a refrigerator is harmless to people (but detrimental to the environment) in it’s natural form. However, when it meets with copper tubing that is exposed to the environment, or with extreme heat, it forms a chemical called Phosgene – a deadly chemical warfare agent. It’s extremely rare these days but if you are keeping an antique fridge in the garage, you might want to get it checked out before you do any welding near by!

Computer and electronics parts (including those found in some modern white goods) are made up of some highly toxic materials (such as Beryllium Oxide, a powerful carcinogen) and some highly recyclable ones (including many common metals) making it especially important to keep these items out of landfill and to put them through the proper recycling process. Don’t just dump your computer parts in the bin; let Brizzy Rubbish Removal collect them when we come for that old fridge!

Call Brizzy now to save energy, money and maybe even your health (oh, and of course, your precious Saturday!)


*Data provided the Washington State Department and City Of Melbourne Recycling
^Data provided by the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Recycling Household Rubbish and White Goods in Brisbane, Queensland

You would be surprised to find out just how much of our rubbish can be recycled these days. Read on to find out how to recycle household rubbish in Brisbane, Queensland.  If you have whitegoods to be removed in Brisbane call us for a free estimate.

Did you know that white goods, for example, large kitchen appliances, are often recyclable? In many instances, they can be repaired, sent for reuse by second-hand dealers, or the metal can be recovered at metal recycling stations where it is shredded.   Most charities can’t accept white goods for recycling due to safety testing requirements. 

White goods can include:

  • Refrigerators
  • Microwave ovens
  • Air conditioning units
  • Washing machines
  • Ovens/cooktops
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Deep freezers

If you need white goods recycling in Brisbane, get in touch with us. We know that white goods are often left to accumulate in the garage because they are bulky, heavy, and hard to transport. This is where we come in! We will come to your house and pick up your white goods and household rubbish for you to save you the hassle. Where possible, we will ensure that we recycle as much as possible and dispose of items in an eco-friendly manner at approved Brisbane City Council recycling stations.

What Are the Benefits of Recycling White Goods?

White goods contain significant amounts of non-renewable, but often valuable, materials including metals, plastics, gases (refrigerants) and insulation materials.

The benefits of recycling white goods are twofold. Firstly, recycling reusable materials gives these items a second life and keeps them alive in the economy, reducing the demand for new materials to be created. Secondly, the recycling process prevents toxic chemicals often present in white goods (such as flame retardants) from entering the environment and polluting soils or waterways.

What About Computers and E-waste?

You may be surprised to know that even home computers and electronic waste can, in many instances, be recycled. Even if the whole, complete product cannot be recycled, many individual computer components can be recycled. So instead of just throwing it in the bin, call us for an estimate and to book a pickup. We can dispose of your old computers and e-waste using approved electrical and computer recycling depots. Feel good knowing that you are doing your part for the planet and keeping stuff out of the landfill.

About Us – Brisbane’s Suburban Rubbish Collection Team

We are a Brisbane-based junk removal and recycling company that is fast, efficient, reliable and professional, as well as offering competitive rates. Our company is made up of hard-working, honest Brisbane locals. We are the perfect solution for your rubbish disposal and white goods collection needs. Whether you are doing a spring clean, moving house, or preparing a rental property for new tenants – give our team a call!

Brisbane and Queensland White Goods Removal

If you’ve avoided buying whitegoods that connect to the Internet for fear of them downloading music and buying stuff on eBay, I have some bad news.  From the moment you plugged in your fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, oven or dishwasher, it’s been communicating with your other whitegoods. But they’re not talking about the latest album they downloaded, or the eBay item they just put a bid on.  Instead, they’re working out the most inconvenient time to break down.  And it’s a fine line. If they break down too early, they’ll probably be repaired under warranty. And if they leave it too late, they may be replaced before they have the chance to destroy your clothes and spoil your food.

Your fridge and freezer will probably go first, because they know how much you love food. Right now you might not think it’s such a bad thing. Your house feels pretty much like a freezer anyway, so you could just leave everything out on the kitchen bench.
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How to Make Money from Spring Cleaning and Garage Sales

With summer just around the corner, in Queensland we are heading into garage sale season. There’s simply no better time to clear out all the junk and rubbish lurking around the house or in the garage! However, before you toss all those unwanted items straight into the trash, check out our top tips for how to make a few extra dollars for Christmas fun. It’s easy to make some cash from items you throw out during your spring clean – a garage sale is just one suggestion.

1. Trade in DVDs, books and computer games
DVDs, books and computer games are popular commodities and the options for selling them online and in person are immense. Second hand bookshops will often buy books off you and either give you cash or store credit in return. Websites like bookon.com.au or fishpond.com.au can also be good places to sell books including textbooks. Dixons Recycled will buy CD’s, DVD’s, Blurays and LP’s and even cassettes, posters, music books, and collectables if they are of some value. Ziffit.com is another option for selling books, CD’s, and DVD’s, and they also allow you to sell your computer games.

2. Resell Name Brand Clothing
If you have name brand clothing that is still in good condition, bundle it up and sell it to specialty clothing shops. These stores will often also buy clothing-related accessories like belts, shoes, hats, handbags and wallets. So, if your wardrobe is full of last season designer wear or trendy clothes, you could make a big chunk of change.

3. Make Money from Scrap Metal
If you have old copper pipes lying around, consider trading them to a scrap metal merchant. The most profitable scrap metals include copper, aluminium, brass, stainless steel, iron, lead, gold and silver. At the time of writing you can make anywhere between $4 and $6 per kilo of copper, or $0.20 to $1.50 per kilo of aluminium depending on the quality of the metal and the dealer you sell it to.

4. Sell Remaining Items at Garage Sale
Hosting a garage sale is a convenient way to sell anything you no longer need, including bric-a-brac, household furniture, sporting goods and much more. You can advertise on Craigslist, Gumtree and in the local newspaper and spread the word to friends and family. It is possible to make a few hundred dollars simply by giving up one day at the weekend to host a garage sale.

5. Let Us Get Rid of Anything That Doesn’t Sell for You
What do you do with leftover junk that needs to be removed? Whatever is left over, simply give us a call and we will come collect and dispose of it. We offer junk removals in Brisbane, and are proudly locally owned, and not part of a franchise. You only pay for the volume loaded and we recycle as much as possible.

Just picture your house, garage, and yard tidy once again without the added clutter. Give us a call and we will help lighten your load ready for you to enjoy a wonderful Queensland summer.