Did you know that around 40% of municipal solid waste in South African is organic kitchen and garden refuse waste? An environmental responsibility, South Africa is currently in the midst of a serious organic waste management crisis – not only are we running out of landfill space, but many municipalities and landfills have also shown a significant decline in operating standards and levels of legal compliance. Where some municipalities are in line with organic waste legislation, others are operating illegally.
Why is Organic Waste a Problem in Our Landfills?
What many people don’t realise is that not all waste can be disposed of in the same way and that garden refuse and kitchen waste (organic waste) should never be dumped, burnt or buried in landfills. Why? First and foremost, garden refuse and kitchen waste is way too much of a valuable resource to be removed and dumped in landfills. Secondly, a huge contributing factor to our current global warming crisis, when garden refuse is sent to a landfill and buried, it rots under anaerobic conditions, which produces enormous amounts of methane gas. Methane is one of the “greenhouse gases” that traps 21 times more heat than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Thirdly, while garden refuse can be shredded or chipped for use as mulch and compost, food waste is putrescible and attracts pests like rats and flies, increasing airborne diseases.
If you’re a homeowner, contractor, developer, landscaper or even a construction company struggling with a landscaping job that has generated tonnes of branches, twigs, flowers, dead plants, weeds, grass and leaves, then you will appreciate that no landscaping development can begin or end without proper garden refuse removal. A serious job that not only requires the right vehicles and bins to work in an efficient, safe and environmentally-friendly manner, organic garden refuse removal also requires the right ethical methods of removal and disposal, which can be found with us at Star Skips.
Our Aim is to Make a Difference to the Environment
While the best solution for both reducing pressure on landfill space and preserving our environment is through proper waste removal and recycling, at Star Skips, we take the environment seriously and find responsible ways in which to dispose of your garden refuse through recycling and composting methods that are in line with South Africa’s Integrated Pollution and Waste Management Policy. A viable alternative that both reduces the amount of waste going to landfills, composting also helps to reduce harmful emissions like methane gas, which is released into the earth’s atmosphere.
You Dump, We Remove and Dispose
Offering customised delivery and collection options to suit your needs, we simply drop our Star Skip bins at your location of choice, you fill them up with your garden refuse and then we collect. Depending on the collection option you have chosen, we can do a same-day drop and collect, two-day drop and collect (one collection), weekend drop (drop Friday afternoon and collect Monday morning), or we can collect once a week or twice a week. It all depends on your needs.
Proud to be South Africa’s leading private environmentally-friendly “Drop and Collect” waste removal company, our aim is simple and that is to be a part of the solution, which is why we offer residential homes, construction sites, small to large developments and private organisations throughout South Africa the very best eco-friendly waste and garden refuse removal services that will leave them feeling good about their environmental footprint. What differentiates our company from other waste removal companies are our services, costs, excellent customer service, and our approach to the environment.
Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you with garden refuse removal – together we all can make a difference!