C4 - Household rubbish disposal

Relates to Healthy Living Practices

Whilst most communities may have a system of collecting rubbish from households and disposing of it at a common point. The collection may be infrequent and collecting rubbish from within the house difficult for residents.

Collection may range from an automated truck and wheelie bins through to collection of rubbish by a local team using a utility vehicle.

Rubbish tips are usually subject to state/territory licensing regulations, although in some very small communities the tip could be a basic hole in the ground that is unfenced.

Communities near regional centres may have recycling systems; other communities sort food scraps that will easily rot or decompose from other rubbish; and some communities have community wide composting programs.