Benefits of Waste Services

There are various waste services that DWASTE can provide to you or your company. By creating a waste management plan, you or your company can benefit in several ways.

Firstly, you will improve our environment. Whether you believe in climate change or not, ensuring our planet states healthy is in everyone’s best interest. So why not do your part? What are you going to lose?

Secondly, you will reduce disposal costs, purchase costs, and possibly earn money back, depending on the materials you recycle.

Thirdly, you will become an example of how a company or person can run a sustainable waste management plan. Plus, being an environmentally-friendly business will improve your reputation.

Moreover, it increases employee productivity and satisfaction, knowing that they work for an environmentally and socially responsible company.

Waste Types

Waste Services

We’ve compiled the list of waste services that we handle and we can help you or your company create a waste management plan that suits your needs and protects our environment.

Want to look at our bins on offer? Check out all the types and sizes here.

General Waste

General waste is considered anything that is not recyclable or biodegradable. Red bin label.

Yes

  • Food packaging
  • Wax-backed cardboard
  • Snack and chocolate wrappers
  • plastic bags
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Tissue paper
  • Polystyrene

Avoid

  • Paper & cardboard (Blue bins)
  • Metals 
  • Electronics
  • Recyclable plastics (Yellow bins)
  • Glass bottles (Yellow bins)
  • Liquids – oil, grease etc
  • Green/ Organics
  • Building material waste

Paper & Cardboard

50% of business waste is paper and cardboard. You can conserve our natural resources, save energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and keep landfill reduced by recycling your paper and cardboard waste. Blue labelled bins.

Yes

  • Paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Envelopes (window ones included)
  • Greeting  cards (plain, not musical etc)
  • Cardboard boxes (remove as much sticky tape as you can if possible)

No

  • Padded envelopes
  • Wax-backed cardboard
  • Highly contaminated cardboard

Commingled Recycling

This is basically what you put in your residential recycle bins… but ours are bigger! Yellow bin labels.

Yes

  • Empty plastic bottles & containers
  • Empty drink & food cans
  • Aluminium foil
  • Empty glass bottles
  • Jar lids
  • Empty coffee jars
  • Empty food jars

No

  • General Waste
  • Polystyrene
  • Microwave & oven proof glass
  • Laboratory glass
  • Ceramics
  • Kitchen glassware

Metals

You can make manufacturing more sustainable for your organisation by recycling metals. Recycling helps decrease costs for manufacturers by not having to use virgin materials in manufacturing, mining and metal industries, plus there is usually a rebate on offer for material resale. 

Yes

  • Ferrous metals – scrap metals or those containing a high amount of iron
  • Non-ferrous metals – aluminium, copper & lead

No

  • General Waste
  • Electronics

Electronics

Electronic waste or e-waste can contain substances that are hazardous to the environment, such as lead and mercury. This waste is dismantled, sorted and recycled at the recycling centres. All e-waste is handled in a responsible manner and you can be assured that your organisation is doing their part in protecting our environment from further harm.

Yes

  • Computers
  • Batteries
  • Mobile phones
  • Wiring
  • Printer cartridges
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Small appliances
  • Mobile phones
  • Printers
  • Monitors
  • TVs etc

No

  • Anything not electronic

Construction & Demolition

DWASTE can provide you with a waste management plan that will reduce disposal costs and work with your schedule. We recommend a couple of bins for construction sites, such as a General Waste skip bin and then separate bins for materials to be recycled. 

It’s cheaper for your company to recycle construction waste than to just dump it in landfill. Plus, you can increase your company’s reputation by maintaining a sustainable waste management plan.

Remember: Treated wood needs to be in a separate skip bin for safe removal and disposal. However, asbestos needs to be removed by licenced professionals.

Yes

  • Timber – untreated
  • Pallets
  • Chipboard/plasterboard
  • Melamine
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Steel

Remember

  • Separate wood that is treated with arsenic into a designated bin 
  • Asbestos needs to be removed by a licenced professional

Green/ Organics

General waste is normally made up from anywhere between 50-70% green/organic waste. This in turn produces methane as it undergoes anaerobic decomposition which is due to a lack of oxygen as it is trapped under non-biodegradable waste. 

By choosing to recycle your organic and green waste you will reduce our carbon footprint and reduce the waste going to landfill. In addition, you will help cut costs as the waste is turned into renewable energy sources and recycled into compost, mulch, soil and liquid fertiliser.

Yes

  • Food scrap
  • Expired foods
  • Coffee grounds
  • Bush trimmings
  • Lawn clippings
  • Garden waste
  • Dead indoor plants (R.I.P)

No

  • General waste 

Liquids

There are strict regulations on how to dispose of liquid wastes correctly. Dispose of you liquid waste correctly so that it doesn’t harm our environment. There are different ways to store or treat depending on the type of liquid waste being disposed. 

Get it right by getting qualified professionals to collect, treat and dispose of your waste correctly, you’ll avoid penalties, reduce risk and protect our environment all in one go.

Yes

  • Oils
  • Grease traps
  • Acids
  • Wash waters
  • Hydrocarbon waste
  • Solvents
  • Spray booth waste

No

  • Anything not liquid waste.

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