General waste can contain most light household or commercial waste. This is basically any waste except for concrete, bricks, roof tiles, aggregates, sand or soil In many areas General waste may also contain green waste as long as it is not heavy. Heavy tree trunks or Cocos palm trunks are likely to cause weight limits to be exceeded and should not be included. There are some variations from region to region as to what is considered general light waste and as such it is recommend that careful note be taken of the special instructions attached to each skip bin service definition.
Heavy waste usually contains hard and heavier materials such as concrete (including re-inforced), bricks tiles, sand, soil, rock, aggregates, gravel, stone, treated timber, tree trunks etc that are Non-Putresible (i.e. do not contain rotting substances).
Green Waste, also often called garden waste or garden organics can includes: * Grass clippings * Leaves, weeds, flowers * Discarded leaf debris and prunings * Small quantities of fruit and vegetables attached to pruned vines or branches * Tree branches and logs (less than one metre long and 150mm in diameter) * Untreated timber
Bricks and concrete may contain concrete, clay or concrete bricks, blocks or roof tiles. Separating loads of brick, concrete, roof tiles or metal helps to reduce your costs and helps the environment in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
Concrete for recycling
Masonry materials are clay based building materials such as roof tiles, bricks or clay pavers. Mortar from brick can be included but no concrete.
Asbestos and fibro materials
Clean Fill otherwise know as Virgin Excavated Natural Material can contain natural material such as clay, gravel, sand, soil or rock and fines that have been excavated from areas that are not contaminated with manufactured chemicals or process residues, as a result of industrial, commercial, mining or agricultural activities. The definition of clean fill can vary between area and service providers so it is always best to read the service definition for each service carefully.
Cardboard and Paper suitable for recycling including: * Office paper * Bulk file cleanouts * Cardboard * Documents * Book & Magazine
Plasterboard and Gyprock
Scrap metal can include any unwanted metal items such as car scrap, household items like whitegoods, washing machines, fridges, roof sheeting or guttering, industrial metal wastes or farm scrap. No limitation on includsion of ferrous or nn-ferrous metals.