Most State governments have implemented levies on dumping waste at landfills and this really increases the cost of disposing of rubbish. You may have noticed lots of waste trucks talk about “resource recovery” or something similar. This can really be true. Think how much your waste would be worth if it was full of recyclable materials like cardboard, aluminium drink cans or in an extreme example – Gold!
The more valuable materials can be taken from waste and recycled – the more you “waste” could actually be worth. This means that you can often save money on your waste service by increasing recycling. Pulling paper, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles etc. out of your rubbish and into a recyclable bin can really reduce your total costs