What Type Of Waste Can You Put In Skips

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in BLOG | 0 comments

When some rubbish or waste is to be disposed of, it is very significant to understand the what type of material is prohibited in our skip bins. A load containing prohibited waste material is not accepted at local landfills and can cost a major high disposal changes.

Classification of Accepted Waste:


1. Regular Household

It can contain a large range of household items like domestic appliances, white goods, furniture, toys, cardboard, paper, metal and plastic items. Mattresses can be included but they occupy a lot of space. Decaying waste is not permitted. Decaying waste is nothing but garbage that should normally be put in weekly Council bin such as perished food items, disposable nappies, etc.


2. Yard Clean Ups Items

It contains most items usually found around the yard like broken bricks, pavers, tiles, rocks, green waste, outdoor furniture, metal. No dirt or soil is allowed. Rubber backed synthetic grass are also not permitted.


3. Construction Waste of New Building

It includes most of the waste generated from a new construction site and can be placed in a skip bin.


4. Construction Waste of Renovation or Demolition

It includes materials like timber, bricks, metal, concrete, tiles, carpet. Only old fibro and villaboard that is stamped as “does not contain asbestos” is permitted in general bins. Other acceptable evidence can include stamped Council house plans or land title post-1987, otherwise, a certificate from a NATA certified laboratory is a must to be provided.


5. Digging Waste

This mostly consists of a virgin excavated natural material or excavated natural material. Classification of VENM or ENM is a must. Verified VENM or ENM will not have any additional charge. VENM or ENM does not accept dirt or soil if found, an additional charge will be applied. If bins are contaminated with dirt or soil mixed with other waste then additional charge per ton will be applicable.


6. Deceased Estate

It includes items similar to a regular household.


7. Commercial Wastes

It includes majorly paper, cardboard, plastics, electronics, office furniture etc.


8. Certified NonAsbestos Fibro and Villaboard

It is very difficult to decide whether old fibro or villaboard contains asbestos without certification. The testing in a NATA Certified Laboratory is a must for certification. If the certification is negative for asbestos you need to put old fibro or villaboard in a general waste skip bin.

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