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General Waste

Before you hire a skip bin, it is vital to choose the right type of bin of the right size to discard your waste products.

Generally, there are 6 different types of waste, but general waste is the most common type of waste that cannot be recycled or reused.

Skip bin hire Brisbane are the domestic and commercial waste collectors near you. We help you choose the skip bin according to the type and size of waste.

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    Type Of General Waste Goes In A Bin

    Look at the type of wastes that we collect:

    • Polythene bags
    • Plastic wrappers
    • Pens and pencil
    • Cotton wool
    • Food waste
    • Crisp packets
    • Cat litter
    • Animal faeces
    • Nappies
    • Toothpaste tubes
    • Styrofoam cups and containers
    • Tissues, napkins, and kitchen towels
    • Broken ceramics and glass
    • Waxed and laminated paper
    • Shredded paper

    Plastics

    Many plastics cannot be recycled and are always disposed of in general skip bin. However, there is some co-mingled waste that contains recyclable materials such as:

    • Plastic bottles and containers
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Milk and juice containers
    • Coffee cup lids

    At the recycling facility, these products are separate out from the mixed waste. They are placed separately according to the type (bottles, jars, containers) and then bulked up. Once enough of them are accumulated, they are sent to manufacturers for reprocessing.

    Often it is difficult to separate recyclable and non-recyclable plastic waste. In this case, we help our customers and provide them with separate recycling bins for plastics and dry mixed waste.

    Metals

    Many metal items cannot be recycled. It includes anything from a hole punch machine to utensils. All these items should discard in a general skip bin.

    Glass

    We provide a separate skip bin that is ideally designed to dispose of glass items such as glasses and piece of windows.

    Ceramics

    Ceramics, including ornaments and crockery, are also classified as general waste.

    Wallpaper

    Wall covers and wallpapers also come under general waste.

    Cleaning Materials

    All non-hazardous cleaning materials such as cleaning clothes, wet wipes, and papers towels are disposed of in general skip bins.

    Packaging Materials

    Many packaging materials are classed as general waste. For example bubble wraps, padded envelopes, jiffy bags, coated wrapping sheets, and polystyrene packaging.

    Snack Wrappers

    Wafers, chips, and chocolates, sweet, and other snack wrappers are also included in general waste.

    Vacuum Dust

    Vacuum dust is classed as general waste, and it should not be disposed of in an open environment as it can potentially become a health hazard.

    Type Of Waste That Does Not Go In A General Bin

    The general waste consists of a majority of domestic and commercial waste. However, some items cannot be disposed of in a general skip bin.

    Following are the items that should NOT be disposed of in a general trash Bin:

    Recyclable Materials

    Any material or item that can be recycled must never go in a general trash bin.

    • Paper
    • Cardboard
    • Glass bottles
    • Glass Containers
    • Plastic bottles
    • Plastic containers

    Hazardous Materials

    All materials that are potentially hazardous and can contaminate the surroundings should not be disposed of in a general trash bin.

    • Batteries
    • Chemicals
    • Paint
    • Gas canisters
    • Medical waste

    Electrical Items

    All electrical items may explode if they are not disposed of properly; therefore, they should not be kept in a general trash bin.

    • Phones
    • Televisions
    • Laptops
    • Computers
    • Lamps
    • Light bulbs
    • Any item with a battery inside
    General Waste

    General Waste Disposal

    After the collection of waste, general waste is processed at one of our recycling facilities. We use anaerobic digestion composting process to convert organics found in general trash into soil conditioners. This advanced technology helps us to divert up to 50 – 55% of general trash from landfill.

    General waste often makes up the bulk of waste output. From providing free skip bins and arranging visits at regular intervals to meet your needs. We offer general trash collection services that are tailored to your requirements.

    If you find that we are not visiting often enough, or that your bins are not filling up between visits, then it’s easy to reschedule your general waste collections flexibly.

    General Waste Disposal Advice

    Squash waste before you bin it to fit more waste into a smaller space. Compactors can squash general trash into a much smaller footprint. By using a baler or compactor, you can dispose of general waste more efficiently and reduce the frequency of our visits.