Commercial Waste Collection Services

Overview

Council provides a range of waste services to commercial and industrial businesses, in particular recycling, aimed at minimising waste to landfill.

Recycling not only helps the environment; it will help your business save money on disposal costs.

Commercial Waste Services Available

Our available commercial waste collection types are listed below:

General Mixed Waste

The general mixed waste (red-lidded bin) is the waste or garbage collection bin used to dispose of items that cannot be recycled or re-used and that is destined for landfill. The following items can be placed in your general mixed waste bin:

  • Styrofoam packaging and food containers
  • Broken ceramics, crockery and glassware
  • Soft plastics including plastics bags, plastic wraps, chip packets and chocolate wrappers (can be recycled through REDcycle)
  • Food scraps (we recommend composting or worm farming to help reduce food waste sent to landfill)
  • Paper contaminated with food e.g. pizza boxes
  • Bagged ash and vacuum dust
 Sample images of items accepted in the general waste, red lidded bin. Refer to text above for details.

A number of items should not be placed in the general mixed waste bin as they may harmful to human health and the environment. The following items should NOT be placed in your general mixed waste bin:

  • Timber
  • Bricks
  • Construction materials and waste e.g. plasterboard
  • Hazardous waste including oil, fuel, asbestos, light globes and batteries.
  • Green waste
  • Rocks and soil
Sample images of items not accepted in the general waste, red lidded bin. Refer to text above for details.

 

Dangerous or problem waste can be taken to the Resource Recovery Centre and Community Recycling Centre to be recycled, disposed of correctly, to reduce contamination, divert waste from landfill and protect the environment and human health.

Bin Size Options: 240L and 1100L

Collection Frequency: Weekly, fortnightly or 4-weekly

Commercial Waste Service - What Goes in Your Bin(PDF, 221KB)

Commingled Recycling

The commingled recycling bin (yellow-lidded bin) is the collection bin used to dispose of items that are recyclable, to be made into new products and used again. The following items can be placed in your recycling bin:

  • Paper, newspaper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic containers and bottles
  • Steel and aluminium cans and tins
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Empty aerosol cans with nozzles removed
  • Clean, empty paint cans

Sample images of items accepted in the recycling, yellow lidded bin. Refer to text above for details.

A number of items should not be placed in the recycling bin as they can contaminate the recycling stream and impact the recycling machinery. The following items should NOT be placed in your recycling bin;

  • Styrofoam packaging and food containers
  • Hazardous chemicals and chemical containers
  • Any items smaller than a credit card
  • Coffee cups (these are plastic lined, which cannot be separated in the recycling process)
  • Soft plastics including plastics bags, plastic wraps, chip packets and chocolate wrappers (can be recycled through REDcycle)
  • Paper contaminated with food e.g. pizza boxes
  • Broken bottles or jars
  • Serviettes, paper plates and issues
  • Ceramics, crockery, china or pyrex
  • Mirrors or windows
 Sample images of items not accepted in the recycling, yellow lidded bin. Refer to text above for details.

Bin Size Options: 240L and 360L

Collection Frequency:  Weekly, Fortnightly or 4-weekly.

Commercial Waste Services - Accepted and Not Accepted Products(PDF, 32KB)

Confidential / Secure Document

Confidential/secure document bins are used to securely dispose of documents that contain sensitive information. This is an on-call service, where the bin is collected from your office. These bins are returned to the Resource Recovery Centre and kept locked until disposal.

The Resource Recovery Centre uses Challenge Southern Highlands to securely shred the contents of the bins on site.

* NB X-rays can be collected when a bin is collected, but must be separated from any paper products, and NOT placed in the bin.

The following items can be placed in your confidential/secure document bin;

  • Office paper
  • Hard covered books
  • Cheque books
  • Ledger books
  • Receipt books
  • Staples
  • Manilla folders
 Sample images of items accepted under commercial service, confidential/ secure documents. Refer to text above for details.

The following items should NOT be placed in your confidential/secure document bin;

  • Plastic
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Floppy disks
  • Plastic Sleeves
  • Plastic coated folders
  • X-rays (these can be collected free of charge if separate from collection)
  • Bull-dog clips
  • Paperclips
Sample images of items not accepted under commercial service, confidential/ secure documents. Refer to text above for details.  

Bin Size: 240L 

Collection Frequency: Fridays, on request. Call 4868 0888 to book. 

Paper/Cardboard

The paper and cardboard collection bin is just for paper and paper products. 

The following items can be placed in your paper and cardboard bin;

  • Office paper and cardboard
  • Printer paper
  • Cardboard folders
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper

Sample images of items accepted under commercial service, paper and cardboard. Refer to text above for details

 

The following items should NOT be placed in your paper and cardboard bin;

  • Plastic folders
  • Carbon paper
  • Waxed paper and waxed cardboard cartons 

Sample images of items not accepted under commercial service, paper and cardboard. Refer to text above for details.

 

Bin Size: 240L

Collection Frequency: Weekly, Fortnightly, or 4-weekly.

Commercial Waste Services - Accepted and Not Accepted Products(PDF, 32KB)

Garden Organics

The garden organics (green lid bin) is the collection bin used to dispose of garden organic waste to be converted into soil conditioner. The following items can be placed in your garden organics bin;

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves, fresh and dry
  • Flowers and off-cuts
  • Pruning’s, twigs and branches
  • Bark
 Sample images of items accepted in the garden organics, green lidded bin. Refer to text above for details.

 

A number of items should not be placed in the garden organics bin, as they can contaminate the stream and reduce the effectiveness of the end product. The following items should NOT be placed in your garden organics bin:

  • Food scraps and leftovers
  • Garden tools e.g. hose
  • Noxious and environmental weeds e.g. blackberries
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Agapanthus heads
  • Demolition material
  • Pavers/bricks
  • Hazardous material 

Sample images of items not accepted in the garden organics, green lidded bin. Refer to text above for details.  

Bin Size: 240L

Collection Frequency: Fortnightly or 4-weekly only.

Commercial Waste Services - Accepted and Not Accepted Products(PDF, 32KB)

Request a Commercial Service

To request a commercial waste service, please complete the following agreement;

Change Your Service

To change your current service, please complete the following form; 

Lost or Stolen Bin

For a replacement bin to be issued, please complete the following form;

Free Bin Trim Waste Assessments

NSW Businesses have access to free help and support to maximise recycling and minimise waste ending up in landfill through the Bin Trim Program. The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) is currently offering local businesses in Wingecarribee Shire Council a free waste audit, report and review, to facilitate the diversion of waste from landfill to assist businesses in reducing waste costs and reaching their sustainability goals. In addition to the development of a tailor made Bin Trim Action Plan, your business may be eligible for a rebate of between $1,000 and $50,000 to help with the purchase price of recycling equipment. 

NSW businesses send more than 1.8 million tonnes of business waste to landfill each year. Roughly 70% of the materials in a business’s general waste bin can be reused or recycled. From cardboard, paper, metal and plastic through to food waste - so much of this ends up in the general waste bin, when it could be avoided, reused or recycled.

Why join the Bin Trim program?

1. Increasing recycling of business waste can reduce waste costs

2. Company operations are streamlined

3. Company reputation is enhanced amongst clients

4. Staff feel good about this activity

95% of businesses that have taken part in the program have diverted waste from landfill to improve productivity and save operational costs. 

How does it work?
  • A specialist waste materials assessor visits the company and carries out a waste audit
  • The results of this audit are used to prepare a report for the company with recommended actions to assist the business in its waste management process
  • The specialist CRJO assessor assists the business in implementing these actions, however there are not obliged to change any current practices 
  • Following these initial report the assessor undertakes a second review and report for the business 

Bin Trim is run by the NSW EPA as part of the Waste Less, Recycle more initiative. To find out more, visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/Bintrim, contact CRJO on 04 1779 5444 or send an email to bintrim@crjo.nsw.gov.au.

Collection Calendar

Services may be provided on a multi-weekly, weekly, fortnightly or 4-weekly basis.

For existing customers the schedule of collections is listed on your invoice. 

If you are unsure of your collection day or week, please contact;

Telephone: 02 4868 0888

Email: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Waste Education

For more information on Waste Education, please click on the below link;