Rubbish Management for Natural Disasters

Wow, what a terrible month! Brizzy Rubbish Removals has been busy helping with the flood clean-up and those terrible images of devastation will stay with us for a long time. If it isn’t a flood in South East Queensland, it’s a cyclone up north and out west or an earthquake across the ditch. Mother Nature is having a shocker of a year! While there isn’t much we can do to prevent natural disasters, Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help you prepare. Here are our top tips for minimising damage caused by junk in your home or workplace.

Rubbish Management for Floods

  • Check if your home or workplace is in a flood zone and if so, what the predicted high water level is. Your local council should be able to provide this information.
  • Move valuable items above the high water level and dispose of any dangerous chemicals, waste containers or poisons.
  • Have large “hard rubbish” items removed from your property to avoid any damage they could cause if dislodged.
  • Anchor (or better remove) any fuel containers or tanks.
  • Anchor (or better remove) any unnecessary objects under your home or workplace or in your yard or car park.
  • Assist neighbours to anchor or remove any dangerous items.
  • Secure (or better remove) any unnecessary buoyant objects.
  • Clean out and organise your shed or warehouse to minimize loss.

Rubbish Management for Earthquakes

  • Clean out overhead cupboards and secure stored items
  • Remove any unnecessary or waste glass from your property. Remove any dangerous materials such as asbestos or lead containing paints.
  • Remove any rubbish from utility rooms (for fast access to gas and electricity mains).
  • Clear your yard of any objects that could block the path to outdoor utility mains (such as your water mains).
  • Remove any unnecessary objects or furniture which could block exits.
  • Dispose of fuel containers, old paint and other flammable objects.
  • Dispose of any unnecessary chemicals.
  • Clear out ceiling cavities and attics.

Rubbish Management for Storms and Cyclones

  • Cover and anchor all outdoor items.
  • Remove damaged fence palings or building fixtures.
  • Cut back all branches close to your building or power lines.
  • Clean out gutters and check downpipes for damage.
  • Clear all clutter from patios, decks and landings.
  • Assist neighbours with preparing their homes or businesses.
  • Secure or remove any hanging items such as potted plants.
  • Clear rubbish from under your house.
  • Ensure car ports or car parks are free of rubbish to avoid damage to vehicles.

Rubbish Management for Bushfires

  • Clean out gutters.
  • Remove all old gas and fuel containers from your home or workplace.
  • Remove all rubbish from your yard or car park.
  • Trim tree and bushes and cut back any branches close to your building.
  • Mow your lawn short and remove clippings.
  • Cut back (or down) “oily” trees such as Eucalypts.
  • Remove barbecue gas cylinders.
  • Remove any rubbish or debris that could obstruct fire crews from accessing your water mains.
  • Clear away all rubbish from under your home.
  • Clear flammable rubbish from within your ceiling or attic.
  • Dispose of any chemicals that emit toxic gas when heated.
  • Remove scrap timber and other building materials.

Rubbish Management for Animal / Insect born pandemics

  • Remove old tires or any vessel that will allow water to sit stagnant.
  • Clear gutters, repair downpipes and ensure water tanks are protected from insects.
  • Clear any rubbish or green waste preventing effective drainage.
  • Replace torn or broken fly screens.
  • Never store old mattresses (they make the ideal rat’s nest).
  • Remove all cardboard and natural fiber based rubbish (they make the ideal mouse nest).
  • Do not store compost waste close to the home and always comply with the manufacturer’s instructions on compost bins and worm farms.
  • Avoid placing meat and dairy based foods in compost bins.
  • Regularly clean out your pantry.
  • Avoid leaving toys and playground equipment uncovered to prevent contamination by bird and other animal feces.
  • Remove all rubbish stored on bare dirt and regularly treat pets with flea and tick treatments.

These are just a few things you can do to prepare for natural disasters. For a comprehensive list, contact your local SES or Council. For everything that is preventable before and everything that needs clearing away after, Brizzy Rubbish Removals is here for Queenslanders.

Brizzy, The Commercial Rubbish Removals Dream Team!

You’ve probably seen a Brizzy Rubbish Removals truck hauling rubbish from a house near you – but because we’re the masters of the tricky pick up, we’re Brisbane’s favourite commercial rubbish removal business too – and we love a good commercial pick up!

Over the years we’ve hauled away some of Brisbane’s strangest rubbish – and we’ve had our share of funny looks! But it’s not all bad, in fact, often we’re the envy of men everywhere…don’t believe us? Brizzy Rubbish Removals are living the dream….

Brizzy Rubbish Removals lives the “fashion model” dream….

2 Brizzy employees, 100 perfect fashion models, all naked…..what a dream it is too! We were called in to take the lovely ladies away, all shop mannequins (unfortunately!) from the 17th floor of an inner city building. We attracted more than a few strange looks as we carried the girls across a busy square and down to our trucks – and the looks didn’t stop as a Brizzy Rubbish Removals truck made its way through the city, full to the brim with various lady limbs.

Brizzy lives the “beer” dream….

If every man’s dream is a beer fridge in front of the telly, then Brizzy got to live that dream 400 times over! We were called in to a luxury inner city hotel to take away 400 televisions and 400 bar fridges – men lined the streets to solute us as we passed!

Brizzy Rubbish Removals lives the “end to red tape” dream…

For anyone who has ever been driven insane by a government department or a rude call centre operator, this one is for you! We cut through the red tape, the carpet, desks, computers – in fact we busted up and hauled away an entire government department! Four floors of bureaucracy smashed up and binned by Brizzy Rubbish Removals! In true bureaucratic style, they’d already cut the power off – so even while we were taking it down from the inside – the government still kept us in the dark!

Brizzy Rubbish Removals lives the “moonshine” dream….

Whether you dreamed of being the bad ass detective or the criminal mastermind moonshine bootlegger (or maybe you just dream of lazing on a beach with your own still) Brizzy Rubbish Removals learned a thing or two about liquor when we took away a giant still after a suburban moonshine bust. We’re not talking a little still under the kitchen sink either – this baby filled up a whole truck and was pumping out enough moonshine to keep all of Logan happy!

Living the “Satellite TV” dream…

If you dream of sitting on your backside, flicking through 900 glorious channels, delivered through one little satellite dish, Brizzy is about to blow your couch potato mind! Not one satellite dish – two big Brizzy Rubbish Removals truckloads collected from an industrial park! Tens of thousands of potential channels! Imagine it. All you need now is one of those beer fridge and TV combos and you’d be set!

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we’re living the commercial rubbish removal dream. We’re the masters of the tricky pick up so no matter how tight your space, how difficult your access or how strange the load, Brizzy Rubbish Removals is the dream team for the job.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Lease Holder

Commercial property sales – Brizzy Rubbish Removals helps you package the product

No matter how well located, no matter how spacious, your commercial property will always attract better rent when it has that “wow” appeal for potential lessees. You may be a great real estate agent or a savvy property owner but how are you at visual merchandising? Your retail tenants specialise in it….

Package up the property for maximum rental returns! With a little help from Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we’ll have tenants fighting for your commercial property in no time!

Lease at first site – Giving that wow factor first impression

The secret to retail success is creating that inviting atmosphere, inside and out, drawing them in to the store. Leasing commercial property is no different. Just as you make sure the listing photos look fabulous, make sure the actual product creates that wow factor.

The moment a potential tenants lays eyes on the property, their minds should whirl with the potential, not cringe with distaste. While the cleaners may be taking care of the inside, property owners may neglect that all important first impression.

* Fix any car park potholes, broken pavers or other trip hazards
* Remove all rubbish from under the building, in stairwells, car parks, loading docks or other often neglected spots
* Remember retail clients are obsessed with good visual appeal so stand in front of the property and see it through their eyes
* For shopping centre properties, ensure the staff entrance way is clear, tidy and inviting for potential clients
* Tidy gardens, mow lawns and replant any dead spots
* Wash windows and replace any cracked louvers
* Wash guttering and eaves
* Touch up any flaws in the paint work
* For dated buildings, consider a few modern touches or features such as concrete rendering or stone mosaic tiling

Call in Brizzy Rubbish Removals to remove old, broken pavers, glass and garden waste, and removal and to take away any outdoor or renovating rubbish. Whether you need a skip or a truck, Brizzy Rubbish Removals specialises in removing rubbish from tight spots and tricky places. Brizzy Rubbish Removals’ years of commercial property work means we’ll get it done quickly and hassle free.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts (and earns)

When the cleaners have left, you may still have items that need addressing and depending on the renovation budget of your property owner (they love spending money on their properties), you can go a long way to increasing that rental value.

* Try to see every part of the space through visual merchandisers’ eyes – that’s what your potential lessees will be doing, after all!
* Replace flickering lights
* Touch up paintwork
* Give the impression of as much light, “air” and space as possible
* For dated properties, consider renovation work to give a more modern look (such as removing a wall to create a large open plan or modernizing window dressings)
* Replace any stained or tatty carpet
* Ensure staff and hygiene facilities are clean and well lit
* Clean air-conditioning filters to stop dust accumulating while the property is on the market
* Air the property to remove any bad smells from cleaning or previous tenants. Consider room deodorisers to keep the property smelling fresh.
* Remove all trace of previous tenants including rubbish and abandoned materials or merchandising props.
* If there are shop fittings, ensure they are a “blank slate” for new tenants
* Remove any dramatic colours or old branding
* For light industrial or large showroom sites, ensure access is clear and easy. Turn small steps to ramps to minimize any potential “objections” from lessees.
* Using brighter, targeted lighting to draw attention to building features
* Target to the right audience – for example if your property caters to small food operations, use lighting and even furniture to highlight alfresco dining opportunities. For a potential fashion store, repaint in contemporary colours and install attractive lighting.
* Use pictorial signage in shop windows to highlight “what could be” not just “for lease”.

Call Brizzy Rubbish Removals in to remove any rubbish and renovating materials, from the tiniest retail back doorway to large industrial sites. We can help with quick, easy, hands on help to minimize your downtime and maximize your rental return.

The Brizzy Rubbish Removal’s Salute to Property Managers!

It’s the landlord charging for Champagne in a Passion Pop neighbourhood…
It’s the tenant who demands a rent reduction because the paint colour upsets her chakras….
It’s the accumulation of old couches….
And the mystery stain that is totally invisible to the ex-tenants
And it’s the smell of “the dog that never lived there’.

These are the battle grounds of the modern property manager, and they’re not pretty…

Brizzy Rubbish Removals wants Brisbane Property Managers to know, we’re on your side. So, here are a few pictures that have given us a giggle (and a grimace) over the years, and hopefully we can brighten your day. Oh, and if you’re not a Brisbane Property Manager, have a read, have a laugh and send it to your local real estate office!


We love landlords – and we know you do too – but there’s always one isn’t there? He’s a tad, well frugal, and his property descriptions show he is a truly creative man (or woman)!


How he described
the property…

How he estimated
the rent…

The actual
property…

And now it’s up to you to find a professional couple, who’ll pay top dollar rent, to live in his hovel….

But it’s not just the cheeky landlords, no matter how good they look on paper, no matter how glowing the reference check, there’s always one tenant that will drive you mad!

The piggy professionals…. They seemed like a good bet, young I.T. professionals…. might do a bit of cabling work at home….



The young working family…
Dad works, mum works, and kids have busy schedules – not much time for cooking (or cleaning)

The bunch of university students… you know it’s a risk but let’s face it, nobody else wants to live in the dump….

The non-smokers… who never smoked in the apartment. The walls are yellow and there’s a foul stench of nicotine…. Must have blown in off the street!

The Renovators… They can’t wait to get out of renting and into their own home. And they’re more than happy to do your landlord a favour and get a bit of renovating practice in.

The kind souls…. Who just thought the next tenants might need some furniture.

Whatever you face in the Property Manager Battleground, Brizzy Rubbish Removals are your brothers in arms, your wingmen, your back up – we’ll come in, clean it up and take it away, while you sit back and refuse to refund the bond! Give us a call or look around the site to see what we can do for you.