General Waste

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Otherwise known as red bin waste, general waste is a global name used to describe hard to recycle, landfilled streams such as waxed cardboard, strapping ties, food containers and tissue paper.  

What is Veolia’s offering?

Veolia offers collection, transfer and disposal services for this stream, and the details around which equipment would be best suited to your needs can be found here.
 
Veolia advises all clients to undergo a site waste assessment prior to their selection of equipment and schedules to receive best value for our services.
 

What is commonly found in general waste that can actually be recycled?

To assist our consumers who are unfamiliar with which streams belong in which bin, we have put some guidelines below pertaining to the recyclable streams that are most commonly found in our general waste bins:
  • White office paper - can be placed in blue paper/cardboard bins as long as it is uncontaminated
  • Clean cardboard - can be placed in blue paper/cardboard bins as long as it is uncontaminated
  • Aluminium cans - can be placed in yellow commingled bins
  • Glass bottles - can be placed in yellow commingled bins
  • Plastics - can be placed in yellow commingled bins.  

Where does your general waste go?

While Veolia maintains that there is always room for improvement to reach optimal landfill diversion rates, we are doing our best to recover this stream within today’s economic restrictions, exemplified by our numerous best-practice facilities across the nation.

Learn more about our pioneering general waste management facilities, otherwise known as landfills, at the Woodlawn Bioreactor, the Woodlawn MBT and the Ti Tree Bioreactor.