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Waste Streams

General waste

REMONDIS are experts in the collection, transport and processing of general waste. We work with our customers to understand their waste needs and provide the right solution for their business – helping to minimise general waste wherever possible.

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Expert waste management for Australian businesses

Partner with REMONDIS, an Australian waste management company that understands the unique needs of your business. Our commercial general waste services cater to business owners, procurement managers, sustainability experts, and operations managers. We work closely with you to provide tailored solutions that meet your waste management goals.

Why choose REMONDIS for your general waste management?

Commercial general waste collection, solved

Contact us today to get a quote for your commercial waste collection and disposal service. It’s fast and easy.

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How our commercial waste service works

REMONDIS commercial general waste service is designed to streamline waste management for businesses of all sizes. The process involves the following steps:

What do you need to know about general waste?

While we’re passionate about reducing waste in landfill, we know it isn’t always possible or commercially viable to recycle all waste. General waste is made up of those materials that can’t practically or technically be recycled. 

General waste can be putrescible (containing organic matter which can break down) or non-putrescible (waste that doesn’t break down easily) – you might come across these terms on your waste service invoice.

ACCEPTABLE General Waste

Ideally, your General Waste bin contains those materials that can’t practically or technically be recycled. 

In a General Waste bin, the following types of waste are typically accepted:

  • Non-recyclable packaging
  • Food-contaminated packaging 
  • Office waste
  • Broken glass and ceramics
  • Disposable Items
  • Waxed products
  • Strapping and packing materials
  • Damaged household items
  • Light bulbs and e-waste

Please note that these guidelines may vary depending on disposal site practices, and state government legislation and regulation.


Non-recyclable packaging

Materials such as plastic film, plastic bags, and certain types of plastic containers


Food-contaminated packaging

Items like used pizza boxes, greasy paper plates, and coffee cups


Broken glass and ceramics

Small amounts of broken glass, ceramics, or pottery that cannot be recycled


Disposable Items

Gloves, tissues, and paper towels


Office waste

Non-recyclable stationery, broken pens, and laminated paper


Waxed products

Waxed cardboard or waxed paper items


Strapping and packing materials

Strapping ties and packing materials


Damaged household items

Broken or damaged items that cannot be recycled, such as plastic utensils and containers


Light bulbs and e-waste

Light bulbs and small electronic waste items


ACCEPTABLE, alternative solutions available

Ideally, your General Waste bin contains those materials that can’t practically or technically be recycled. 

In a General Waste bin, the following types of waste are typically accepted but additional dedicated recycling and resource recovery services are available. By adding a selection of recycling services to your waste management plan you can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, reduce the impact of Landfill Levies on your business, and potentially save on your total waste management bill.

  • Cardboard and paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastics
  • Electronic waste (e-waste)
  • Metal cans and scraps


Cardboard and paper

Clean and uncontaminated paper and cardboard can be placed in General Waste bins, but it is better to recycle them using dedicated Paper and Cardboard recycling services


Glass bottles and jars

While they can go into General Waste bins, it's more environmentally friendly to use a dedicated Glass recycling service, which ensures this valuable recyclable resource is given an opportunity to be recycled and reused



Some plastic materials can be placed in General Waste bins, but using a dedicated Plastic recycling service ensures that recyclable plastics are appropriately processed and reused


Electronic waste (e-waste)

Small electronic waste items may be disposed of in General Waste bins, but a specialised E-waste collection service ensures proper recycling and disposal, reducing the environmental impact of e-waste and ensuring valuable recyclable resources are recovered for reuse


Metal cans and scraps

Metal cans and small metal scraps can be placed in General Waste bins, but it's better to use a dedicated Metal recycling service to recycle and reuse these materials effectively, returning the valuable recyclable materials to the circular economy



There are several types of waste that should not be placed in a General Waste bin, as they require special handling, recycling, or disposal methods. These include:

  • Hazardous or regulated waste, including chemicals and batteries
  • Medical waste
  • Asbestos
  • Construction and demolition waste, including concrete
  • E-waste
  • Tyres
  • Liquid waste
  • Hot or smouldering waste 



Hazardous waste

This category includes chemicals, pesticides, solvents, paint, motor oil, batteries, and other potentially harmful substances. These materials require proper handling and disposal to prevent environmental contamination and health risks.

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Medical waste

Used needles, syringes, pharmaceuticals, and other medical waste should not be placed in a General Waste bin. These items require specialised disposal services to prevent the spread of infections and contamination. 

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Asbestos-containing materials are hazardous and require professional removal and disposal. They should never be placed in a General Waste bin. 

Explore our Asbestos management services. 

Construction and demolition waste

Heavy materials such as concrete, bricks, tiles, and plasterboard should not be placed in a General Waste bin, as they can cause damage to the bin and collection vehicles. These materials require separate disposal or recycling services. .

Explore our Construction and Demolition waste and recycling services. 

Electronic waste (e-waste)

Large electronic items, such as computers, televisions, and appliances, should not be placed in general waste bins. These items should be recycled or disposed of through dedicated e-waste collection services


Tyres should not be placed in general waste bins, as they require special recycling or disposal methods

Liquid waste

Oils, grease, and other liquid wastes should not be placed in a general waste bin. They require proper handling and disposal to avoid contamination. 

REMONDIS's Industrial Services division has extensive capabilities in liquid waste management, including:


Who uses our commercial general waste services?

Retail // Hospitality & Entertainment // Commercial Property & Facilities // Manufacturing // Education // Health & Aged Care // Utilities & Mining // Transport & Logistics

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"Fantastic service from the office staff and driver, nothing is ever a problem."

NSW // Plumbing Services industry

"As a new customer of REMONDIS I find their service and customer service response excellent."

QLD // Logistics

“I was referred to this service and when organizing for REMONDIS to pick up my request, everything was communicated clearly and the process was so easy. Thank you very much for your assistance.”

NSW // Council

FAQs about general waste

How often can I schedule waste pickups for my business with REMONDIS?

With REMONDIS, one of the best waste management companies in Australia, you can schedule waste pickups according to your business needs. We offer flexible pickup frequencies, including daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly collections.

Our team will work with you to create a customised waste management plan that aligns with your waste generation patterns and operational needs

Can REMONDIS' services cater to businesses with multiple locations?

Yes, REMONDIS can cater to businesses with multiple locations. We provide comprehensive waste management solutions for businesses operating in various locations across Australia. Our team will assess the waste management needs of each site and design a customised plan to ensure efficient general waste collection and disposal at all your business locations.

Can I upgrade or modify my REMONDIS waste management plan as my business grows?

As your business grows and evolves, REMONDIS proactively adapts to accommodate your changing waste management needs. We periodically review your account to identify potential improvements in waste stream management, bin sizes, or pickup frequency.

If any adjustments are needed, simply contact our customer support team to discuss changes in your waste management requirements, such as increased waste volume, additional locations, or new types of waste materials.

We will work closely with you to revise your current plan, ensuring your waste management needs are met efficiently and sustainably.

Can REMONDIS provide waste management services for my specific industry?

Absolutely, REMONDIS has extensive industry knowledge and experience in serving diverse sectors such as retail, hospitality, commercial property, manufacturing, education, healthcare, utilities, mining, and transport & logistics.

Our bespoke waste management solutions are crafted to address the specific requirements, reporting needs, and safety standards of each industry, ensuring efficient and compliant waste disposal services.

What bin size and type do I need for my business?

REMONDIS offers a wide range of bin sizes and types to cater to the diverse waste management needs of businesses.

Some of the commonly offered bin sizes and types include:

Wheelie Bins: These portable and flexible bins are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses generating low to moderate amounts of waste. Available in a range of sizes including 120L, 240L, 660L and 1100L, wheelie bins can be easily moved and placed according to your business's requirements, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your general waste disposal needs

Front Lift Bins: Ideal for commercial and industrial applications, front lift bins provide a larger waste capacity than wheelie bins and maintain a fixed position for efficient waste management. Available in sizes such as 1.5m³, 3m³, and 4.5m³, these bins are designed to accommodate businesses with higher waste generation, offering a reliable and effective general waste disposal solution

Compactors: For businesses producing large amounts of compactable waste, compactors can be an efficient solution, helping to reduce waste volume and collection frequency. Compactors are available in various sizes and can be tailored to your specific needs

To determine the appropriate bin size and type for your business, consider factors such as the volume and type of waste generated, available space for bin placement, and the desired waste collection frequency. You can also consult with a REMONDIS waste management expert who will assess your business's requirements and recommend the most suitable bin solution for your needs.

Download this handy reference guide A bin for every business

What happens to general waste?

After general waste is collected, it’s taken to a nearby Transfer Station to be consolidated into efficient volumes for transport.

Often a Resource Recovery Facility is the next step, where picking lines remove any larger pieces of recyclable material such as cardboard, metal or wood. Residual waste may then be compacted, packed into specialised trucks and transferred to a landfill facility for disposal.

However, most general waste is destined for landfill.

Across the globe, REMONDIS always working to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill. Here in Australia, we operate several Refuse Derived Fuel plants (which turns non-recyclable waste into fuel pellets for industry) and we’re working on several Energy from Waste facility proposals, in which non-recyclable waste is converted into electricity.

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