Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas: What a load of rubbish.

As you can probably tell from all the tinsel and guys dressed in red suits, it’s Christmas.

(If you didn’t know, please tell us where you live so we can stay with you. It would be so nice to sleep without having to shield our eyes from next-door’s Christmas lights.)

And that means people you haven’t seen or even spoken to all year will suddenly get the urge to make contact once again.

If you’re lucky, it will just be a Christmas card--a snowman or some other “Christmas” scene that makes no sense in Australia on the front, and your name scrawled on the inside. (At least you think it’s your name. It’s either that or a prescription from your doctor.)

Cards are great. You just sit them on a clear surface to show people how “popular” you are, and then toss them all in the bin on Boxing Day.

But sometimes people feel so guilty about not knowing how to work a telephone they send you gifts instead. And these aren’t just any gifts. These are gifts that clearly say, “I have no idea what you’re interested in, so I’ve chosen the most hideous/impractical present I could find”.

Before you know it, your house is so cluttered with this crap you could quite easily turn it into a souvenir shop.

The good news is Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help you get rid of it. Just give them a call, and they’ll come around and take it all off your hands/mantels/patios. They won’t even laugh at all the crap you’ve received (well, not much).

Of course, the worst gift of all is the surprise visit from friends and/or relatives. Forget that whole “Silent Night, Holy Night” stuff. Your house will be turned upside-down (literally if the kids have their way). And when they finally leave (allow 6-8 weeks) you’ll face a house full of broken furniture and carpets so dirty you’ll wipe your feet to go outside.

Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help there, too. They can’t get rid of your guests for you (apparently there are laws about that), but they will help you get rid of all that broken furniture. They’ll even remove your carpet for you if you like. (The good news? Next time your “guests” come to visit you’ll be able to wash the floors with a hose.)

From everyone here at Brizzy Rubbish Removals, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And remember: the post-Christmas sales are the perfect time to buy some new furniture.

And a security screen for your front door to keep everyone out next Christmas.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A moving experience

It’s been a great year. Despite the GFC (or was it the KFC?), your business has gone from strength to strength. In fact things are going so well you had to hire more staff.

Unfortunately, while your business is growing, your building isn’t. You tried everything, including “hot desking” (i.e. stealing some from the offices next door). But no matter what you did, your staff still wound up sitting so close together they could actually communicating face-to-face instead of by email.

So now it’s time to find new accommodation for you and your team. But that shouldn’t be too hard, right? Find a place big enough to fit everyone, get everything moved over and set up, and your staff will be rearing to start work the next day, right?

Of course not.

Your first problem will be choosing the right location. You see, what’s right for one person won’t be right for another because it’s half a block further away from the train station. (Ironically, the same person will demand it be close to a gymnasium.) Or they’ll have to walk halfway across town for their favourite coffee. Or the building faces the wrong way and the whole Feng Shui of the place is wrong.

(This is why so many companies let their employees telecommute. It’s a lot easier to set up an IT network than to hire a hitman.)

When you eventually find a place everyone is okay with (allow three months and half a dozen lawsuits), you face the next challenge: seating arrangements. Some people will think it’s the ideal opportunity to shuffle people around a bit, while others will say something like “over my dead body” (another job for the hitman, I guess).

And of course everyone wants a window seat, which makes you think you should forget all about office buildings and start looking at greenhouses.

Then there’s the drama of getting everything moved to your new offices. Oh, don’t worry. Getting it all over there is easy. It’s the squabbling over whose mouse is whose (despite them all being exactly the same) that will make you wonder if hitmen offer any sort of discount. It would have been easier to sell everything on eBay and start again.

So as you can imagine, the last thing you’ll want to do is go back to your old office and start cleaning up/throwing things out.

That’s where we come in. We can get rid of your old equipment, furniture, and anything else you left behind (such as the fridge that’s developed its own ecosystem and is in rapidly becoming a biohazard).

Let us take care of the rubbish so you can focus on more important things. Like telling your staff about the latest person you’ve hired.

And why he’s wearing dark glasses and carrying a sniper rifle.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Advice you can’t afford to skip

So you’ve finally bitten the bullet (or maybe your partner has threatened you with one) and decided to get rid of all the rubbish around the house. You’re looking forward to more space, less clutter, and not having to sleep with one eye open.

Just one question: How are you going to get rid of it all?

You may think the best solution is hire a skip, throw everything in there, and then have it hauled away a week later. But before you make that phone call or hit that website, here are a few things you should know.

Size matters
The first thing you’ll be asked is what size skip you need. Unfortunately there’s no “big enough to get all my crap out of the garage” size to choose from. No, in skip-land, everything is in cubic metres.

Now you may vaguely remember what a cubic metre is from your high school days, but do you have any idea how big that actually is? And can you look at your piles of rubbish and say “Oh, there’s exactly three cubic metres of junk there”? Of course not. So you’ll either hire a skip that’s too small for your stuff, or waste money paying for one that’s much bigger than you need.

Height restrictions
How heavy is the stuff you’re getting rid of? That’s important to know, because if you hire a skip you’ll have to lift everything at least a metre off the ground to get it over the sides. And if you hire a big one, you may have to lift it even higher.

So unless you’re a Jedi knight or have a burly neighbour, you may not be able to get rid of the heavier stuff no matter how much you want to.

The grass isn’t always greener
Chances are your skip is going to be sitting on the front lawn for a week. (It just seems longer, that’s all.) And while the skips on the website may look in pristine condition, chances are the one they give you will look pretty ugly. So if you’re trying to impress the neighbours (or maybe potential buyers) with how nice your house looks, this isn’t the way to go about it.

Even when they’re taken it away again, you’ll probably have a patch of ugly yellowed grass from where it was sitting. Unfortunately most skips are rectangular rather than circular, so no-one will believe your story about the spacecraft landing there.

There’s a new skip on town
One other thing you should be aware of: you’re not the only person in your neighbourhood with stuff to get rid of. And you’ll find out soon enough when you have a skip sitting in your front yard. When word gets around there’s an empty skip on your lawn, people from miles around will start making daring midnight runs to dump their stuff. (They obviously have burly neighbours.)

So what’s the alternative? 
Well, you can give us a call. We won’t dump a skip on your front lawn for a week and leave you to it. We’ll bring our own truck, do all the lifting and carrying, and then take it all away. And we only charge you for the amount of rubbish you have, not the amount of rubbish you think you have.

And when we’re done, you’ll have plenty of space (not to mention energy) to do what you really want to be doing.

Like practising those Jedi moves.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

All Fired Up

It looks like Brisbane has skipped spring completely and gone straight into summer. (Don’t panic. I’m talking only about the weather. The footy finals are still on, okay?) That means the bushfire season has started early. And believe me, this is one game you don’t want anything to do with.

So it’s time to prepare for the months ahead by making sure your home is as safe from bushfires as you can make it. And before you say “But my house is in a safe area”, remember that some of the bushfires Victoria experienced in 2009 travelled at up to 100km/h. Still think you’re safe? Some people can’t even drive that fast—especially on the highway.

It’s time to get to work.

If you’ve got trees in your backyard you’ve been meaning to trim, now’s the time. Grab your chainsaw/bushman’s saw/Ginsu steak knife and go to work. But please, no re-enacting scenes from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, okay? The only limbs we want removed are those from the trees.

Next, grab a ladder and clear out the roof gutters. Yes, you may have to buy one if you can’t beg, borrow or steal one from the neighbours. But chances are you’ll recoup most of your money selling the tennis balls, toy planes and Frisbees you find up there back to the kids next door.

What about those “storage areas” such as the garage and under the house? Chances are they’ve become a dumping zone for cardboard boxes, old paint tins and anything else you don’t use but can’t throw away “just in case”. Sorry, but it’s time to use ‘em or lose ‘em. Get rid of the paint tins (it’s a lot easier than painting), and unpack the boxes you’ve had in there for the past five years. (You could even gather the family for a bit of reminiscing as you open each one. “And this was my very first... Gaaaaa! A spider!”)

Okay, you’ve trimmed the trees, cleaned out the gutters, unpacked the boxes and even become a volunteer for the Spider Relocation Program. Now what? You don’t own a trailer. And there’s no way you can borrow one from the neighbour since you stole his ladder.

That’s where we come in.

Brizzy Rubbish Removals can get rid of all those dead branches, piles of leaves, cardboard boxes and old paint tins. (We’ll leave the spiders for you to sort out.) You won’t have to lift a finger—except maybe to change channels with your remote.

Your yard will look great, the rain might actually go down the drainpipes for once, and you’ll have all that memorabilia to get embarrassed about. (Honestly, what were you thinking when you bought that suit?)

And now that your place is ready, how about helping some of your neighbours get their houses ready as well? After all, you’ve already got a saw and a ladder.

And I’m sure there are plenty more toys on their roof you can sell.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time for a little Garden Spring Cleaning?

Just when you’ve shed those winter pounds and you’ve got your summer swimsuit body ready to put on a show (freak show in my case) it’s time to strip back the garden and get it looking its best for spring.

Prune back the winter flowerers

It’s the time of year to cut back the winter flowerers and deciduous trees. Prune away hibiscus, camellias and lasiandra and cut back frangipani’s. Check deciduous trees for dead wood and then give them a moderate pruning to give them strength and room to sprout in the coming weeks.

Gently trim back winter flowerers in the garden beds. Fuchsias, lavender, geraniums and even star jasmine can benefit from a trim now. Remove any dead annuals and test woody stemmed plants for signs of life.

Get rid of dead wood

It’s been a dry old winter, there may be a few casualties in the garden. Use a pen knife to score bark on sick trees, if there’s no sign of life, completely remove dead branches, prune the tree back and give it a good watering and some fertiliser. Ask your local nursery if it’s really struggling, they’ll have some advice, and no doubt products, to help it recover.

Mow, aerate, fertilise…..

It’s time to do that first mow after the winter respite and your lawn will love you for giving it a bit of aeration too. Hire an aerator from your local garden or hire shop or buy a mower attachment to do it automatically. It’s also time to fertilise and mulch and show the garden a bit of love. Replace your annuals with new colour and add a little spring to your garden!

Love is….a tidy garden shed.

After a few months cold weather, your shed might be bulging at its seams too. It’s time to get tidy and organised for the spring and summer ahead with a full shed clean out. Check expiry dates, chuck out the broken items and do a good sweep and muck out - you’ll feel like a new man (or woman). Don’t forget under the house too.

A family that cleans together….has to listen to the kids moan all day….

While you’re spring cleaning the garden and shed, why not get the whole family involved and get the house ready for a new season. Make two piles, charity and chuck out and call us in to take the lot away.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Deceased Estates – Brizzy Rubbish Removals is Helping out at the Hardest Time

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we pride ourselves on professionalism and service at the best of times, but even more so at the worst. There’s nothing harder than losing a loved one. Beside the grief, the pressure of dealing with your loved one’s estate can be hard on the whole family. It’s pretty overwhelming at an already difficult time.

Brizzy Rubbish Removals take special care to make your difficult task as easy as it can be.

Brizzy Rubbish Removals Take Care

Some jobs are just too tough to take care of yourself. If clearing your loved one’s home is just too much for you, Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help. Once you’ve collected those precious keepsakes and family heirlooms, call in Brizzy Rubbish Removals to sort and remove the rest.

The team will donate usable items to the Salvation Army on your behalf and take the rest away. In most circumstances, we can even organise a professional cleaning service to finish up so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Brizzy Rubbish Removal’s Special Expat Service

There is nothing worse than being far away at a time like this. If your loved one lived in Brisbane, but you’re in another city or country, we can help take care of these arrangements on your behalf. We can liaise with you about your loved one’s property, remove any rubbish and ensure it’s fully prepared for new tenants, for sale, or to just hand the keys back to the owner.

Don’t Worry, You’re in Good Hands

Brizzy Rubbish Removals have worked on countless deceased estates. We understand that it’s a hard time; we understand that you don’t need any other worries. You can trust our removalists to act with the professionalism and respect you and your loved one deserve.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rubbish Management Tips for Commercial Fit Outs and Renovations

Whether you’re a shopfitter, builder or if you’re a small business owner saving a few dollars by renovating or removing old fittings yourself, managing rubbish on site can be a nightmare. Don’t worry, Brizzy Rubbish Removals will be by your side to keep your site tidy and safe.

Designate your Brizzy Rubbish Removal Collection Point

Where possible, pick an easy-to-access spot that won’t be in the way of your builders or the public. If necessary, cordon off the area to ensure nobody gets hurt. It’s a good idea to find a spot that’s not easily visible from the road, that way, your neighbours won’t be tempted to add their old computer monitor or broken office chair to your pile!

Avoid Rubbish Overflow

The bin inside your fit out or renovation area ALWAYS seems full! It might not seem like a big deal, but allowing your site bin to overflow means double handling your rubbish and creating dangerous trip hazards. If that rubbish also contains nails, that trip hazard could turn into a hospital trip hazard. Emptying the inside bin regularly keeps your site safer and tidier and helps you to monitor how much rubbish you’ve accumulated. Brizzy Rubbish Removals can come daily but if you have a different arrangement, you’ll know when it’s getting time to call us in.

The only good kind of breakdown on the job…

Breaking down larger items will mean less strain on your back and a safer, neater rubbish pile so always break down the big stuff before carrying it out to your rubbish pile. You’ll only pay for what we remove but large, whole objects such as display cases or cabinets will make it tougher for us to fit all your rubbish in our trucks. Besides, who doesn’t like smashing stuff? It’s the best part of the job!

Keep the neighbours happy

Don’t get your new business started on the wrong foot. Neighbouring shops and offices are still open for business and don’t want their customers looking at your eyesore of a worksite. Keep them happy by minimising the mess and clutter visible from the outside. Brizzy Rubbish Removals’ daily service keeps neighbours happy and pedestrians safe by ensuring a clean, clear site every night.

Safety first, second and third…

When tearing out old fittings, be sure to check for any safety hazards. Old water heaters could still be connected to gas mains. Old walls could contain asbestos and if you’re not a pro, you might not know where to look for electrical wiring or pipes. Be sure to check over the plans before you touch anything structural and contact “Dial Before You Dig” on 1100 before working on floors, driveways or car park areas. Of course, take care lifting all that rubbish too.

We’re all about helping you have a safer and tidier site, that’s why Brizzy Rubbish Removals is Brisbane’s favourite rubbish service for commercial and building waste removal.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Keeping Beaches and Oceans Clean

What’s twice the size of America, made of plastic (mostly) and eats seafood alive?

Give up? It’s the revolting Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex or Patch. It’s so big, it’s got an Eastern and a Western hemisphere and it’s thought to be responsible for up to 1,100 000 bird and sea life deaths a year. Although it’s formed by sea currents, it could some day end up on a beach very near you! Brizzy Rubbish Removals are not here to lecture about the state of theenvironment, but we would like to offer a few tips on keeping our beaches and oceans clean – because we love adorable little birds and tasty seafood as much as you do!

Picture Courtesy of The Daily Mail, London.

Our Top 5 Tips for Protecting Our Oceans

Bin it, don’t flush it. Like Nemo says, all drains lead tothe ocean – so if it ain’t bio-degradable, don’t flush it.

Don’t be a butt flicker. Flicking one butt from a car window or dropping it on the footpath may seem harmless but Australia flicks an estimated million butts a year that end up in the ocean. You might only have a tiny butt but it’s amazingly toxic!

Bottles of Poison. Plastic bottles and other disposable packaging is the number one offender in the battle. Not only do they take forever to biodegrade (literally forever for many plastics) but they create a toxic chemical soup as they leach nasty toxins. You’ve heard it a million times; recycling reduces land fill and uses fewer natural resources but it also keeps plastic out of our waterways. Buy a recyclable, reusable water bottle and fill it from the tap like we did in the good old days (get one with a filter if you’re worried about our waterways!), recycle your plastic bags and most importantly, take extra care around waterways.

Photo courtesy of Greenpeace

Clean Green. You know those little scented toilet perfume cages that hang in there and serve some largely unknown purpose? How about the quadruple action skin peeling laundry liquid you use on your delicates (seemingly the ones you wear down the coal mine)? What about that all-powerful, lung-singeing bleach you’re using daily to remove fingerprints from your tap ware? All those things, no matter how you delight in the brightness of their results, flush a chemical cocktail into our waterways. This can create environments where sea life can’t live, but toxic algae flourishes, poisoning the water for months or years.

Don’t take any ship! Approximately 20% of the rubbish dumped in the ocean comes directly from ships. It’s not just about choosing a cruise ship that has a green waste disposal policy; it’s about buying local where you can. We love buying Aussie-made, and if it can avoid the need for yet another freighter taking a plastic dump in the ocean then it was worth it! While Australia’s environmental policies need some work, they’re downright hippy compared to some other countries, so it’s hard to know how much industrial waste was created and then dumped in producing your imported goods!

Photo courtesy of Planet

In addition to binning and recycling your garbage, the recent floods taught us that keeping a clean and clear yard and “under the house” area is a must. Anywhere your rubbish can be swept away by wind or water should be clutter free. We all saw the terrible footage of so much rubbish on our beaches after the floods, it’s time to learn from that and do our bit to keep the ocean and environment safe.

*Thanks to Jean Michel Cousteau and Greenpeace websites for further information.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

There's nothing rubbish about Easter

There's nothing rubbish about Easter…..

Usually, we like to talk about what's rubbish and what's not and pass around a few tips on removing rubbish from your life, but it's Easter and it's hard to find something rubbish about chocolate. Instead, we thought we'd show you all the rubbish that companies bring out, just in time for holidays and special days.

Jesus Eggs….

Now, don't get us wrong, we're not bagging Jesus – we're just wondering how this particular product helps you to celebrate Christmas, Easter or any other of the religious holidays.

Santa on a Cross….

Someone in the cultural understanding and sensitivity department at this Japanese store might need to rethink their career. In December 2001, a well known Japanese department store, with good intentions, created a window dressing thatconfused western visitors. At the same time, Santa on a Cross Christmas gifts were available at various markets in Osaka and Tokyo.

Healthy Easter Treats

Ok, so not strictly rubbish but imagine being the kid who gets shafted by the Easter bunny with some delicious corn and carrot jelly eggs. Talk about a rubbish Easter Sunday that kid's having!


Remember when a card was the most important part of a gift? Remember when you agonized over selecting just the right card and thought about what heartfelt message to add? If it's the thought that counts, e-cards, (this particular cracker courtesy of whose tagline is "when you care enough to click send" shows how little thinking and counting is really going on.

Holiday Sales – Anything Must Go!

OK so we get that jewellery shops sell up big before Valentine's Day and that costume shops have a great Halloween, but if you're pushing white vinegar as an Easter gift, you're just taking the mickey. There's nothing like a holiday season to bring out the worst in retailers and we think it's rubbish that they set out to "cash in".


We're not really sure what's wrong with this picture; we're just sure it is wrong. And therefore rubbish. So stop it.

We've all felt it, the idea that various Easter eggs seemed bigger last year. Is it the delightful memory of smooth flowing minty/creamy/caramelly goodness tricking our minds or is it the most rubbish thing you can do to a person – steal some of their chocolate?! Easter eggs are already outrageously priced and each year those prices seem to skyrocket and on top of that, they're getting smaller! It's not just one either. Those little caramel ones, the mint chip ones – all shrinking year by year while prices rise! It's not right to mess with a man's chocolate! So we at Brizzy feel that shrinking chocolate eggs are the most rubbish thing about Easter!

Whether Easter is about your faith or about your sweet tooth, we hope you enjoy your family, friends and time together. If you're using the long weekend to do a clean up or even to create a mess, Brizzy Rubbish Removals will be back in the office bright and early Tuesday. From all at Brizzy…

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Tribute to "All Things Irish"!

They say St Patrick himself was removing rubbish when he heard his calling…well, mucking out pig pens, but in the 4th century Ireland, that's about as close to rubbish removal as you got. Here at Brizzy Rubbish Removal we're fond of the grand ole' Irish and all that they've given the world, so this is our tribute to all things Irish, that aren't rubbish!

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love Irish Beer

Let's raise a pint to the beer that takes 119.53 seconds to pour properly (in two stages) and should only be served at precisely 6°C. To the beer we've seen where the bubbles travel down, not up and where the head can just about be cut with a knife. There's nothing rubbish about a Guinness.

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love Redheads

While real red hair is extremely rare (only 4% of Caucasians are naturally red), around 46% of the Irish population carry the red head gene. While we know not all redheads are Irish, we also know that there's no woman like a fiery Irish redhead and if there's one woman on Earth that won't take any rubbish, it's her!

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love 90s Boy Band Westlife

Nah, just kidding, they really are rubbish.

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love the Irish Brogue

Actually, at Brizzy Rubbish Removals, the women on our team love the Irish Brogue… in fact, they're crowded around a video of Colin Farrell now, not doing any work….I am told that Colin Farrell is definitely not rubbish! The Irish accent changes from one end of Dublin to the other and has impacted on accents all around the world – including adding a lyrical bounce to Jamaican intonation and is blamed for the extreme R's in American English.

Most of all, we LOVE St Patrick's Day

Yes, it's because love a bit of craic, a good Irish beer, the idea of a little green man who'll give us a pot of gold and of course, we love the one day of the year we get to sing Oh Danny Boy at an unmelodic threshold of pain…. Happy St Patrick's Day Brisbane from all of us at Brizzy Rubbish Removals!

Monday, February 28, 2011

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.