Are you a renter who wants to reduce your environmental impact and live more sustainably? You’re in the right place! When it comes to waste management, renters can often feel like they don’t have control over their living situation. However, there are plenty of small but impactful steps that you can take to make a positive difference.
In this article, we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks for waste-wise renting that you can easily implement in your day-to-day life.
What to do when moving into a new home:
- Check that your kerbside bins are present and in good order. Talk to your Local Council if you need to arrange a replacement or talk to your landlord if you need to organise a different sized bin (where this service exists).
- Contact your local Council to get a copy of the kerbside bin collection calendar.
- If you are outside of a kerbside collection area, contact your local Council and/or landlord to find out what vouchers, tip tickets or other waste drop-off services are available to you.
- Find out what special waste collection services exist in your local area, such as annual hard waste collections or green waste collections.
Read about waste services for bulky items in Tasmania
- Visit your local Waste Transfer Station or Resource Recovery Centre to see what free recycling and waste services are on offer. These may include household batteries, light globes, paint, oil, mobile phones and other electronic waste such as TVs, computers and cables.
- Find out what other non-kerbside recycling services exist near you, there may be collection points for all kinds of things including toothbrushes, eye-glasses, toys, cosmetics packaging, and bread bag tags.
Check out this handy guide to non-kerbside recycling services in Tasmania
Visit your nearest Tip Shop and second hand stores for any household items that you may need before buying new. Consider borrowing or hiring equipment if only needed for a short time.
Check out Tasmania’s Tip Shop Trail here.