General waste, often referred to as "red bin waste," encompasses non-recyclable materials that are typically destined for landfills such as waxed cardboard, strapping ties, food containers and tissue paper. At Veolia, we understand the importance of responsible waste management in Australia and offer a range of comprehensive solutions to address your general waste needs.
Discover Veolia's General Waste Solutions
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 pbefore selecting equipment and service schedules. This process ensures that you receive the best value from our services, optimising waste management efficiency and cost-effectiveness for your organisation.
What is commonly found in general waste that can actually be recycled?
Did you know that some items commonly found in general waste can actually be recycled? We promote sustainable practices by educating consumers about recycling opportunities 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.