The New Year is often a time for companies to sweep out their cupboards – out with the old and in with the new! But what happens to all of the valuable and useful materials that get thrown out?
Reverse Garbage is helping to keep these materials out of Brisbane landfills and encouraging businesses to think twice before wasting valuable resources.
Companies having new year clear outs can now do the right thing by the environment, and help to reduce their waste disposal costs by using the services of Reverse Garbage – for free!
Reverse Garbage collects an infinite array of clean discards that include pre-consumer waste materials (eg. factory offcuts), used items from retailers (eg. mannequins and shop displays), outdated stock (eg. fabric sample books), mis-prints (eg. vinyl banners), packaging (eg. foam) and more.
“We get a great response from local manufacturers, retailers and businesses” says Director Louise Gillard.
“Most people know that the materials they throw out are too good to be wasted but they are just not sure what else to do with them and this is where Reverse Garbage can help” Louise says.
Reverse Garbage diverts approximately three tonnes of waste from going to landfill every week and collects from approximately 300 businesses in the greater Brisbane area. This includes both regular and one-off collections.
Louise explains that “business owners are happy to know that their offcuts are being used by schools, childcare centres, artists, students and home renovators.”
“What makes it even more appealing is that the service we offer is free so it saves businesses from paying disposal fees, while also helping them to reduce their environmental impact” Louise says.
Business owners with clean waste materials can check out the Reverse Garbage website for more information on this service and to contact Reverse Garbage.
What – Reverse Garbage Discards Collection Service
When – All year round
Where – Reverse Garbage, 20 Burke St, Woolloongabba
Cost – The service is free of charge
Contact – (E) email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
(P) 07 3891 9744