Industrial rubbish bins: when your business reaches a certain size – utilising the local council waste or recycling service is not really an option anymore for you. You will likely have larger volume requirements and potentially unusual waste streams to take care off. At Waster we have seen all types of waste from 10 feet long cardboard cores for floor retail outlets to every type of hazardous waste imaginable. The point to note is that every industry is different – but the objectives should be reasonably similar; get rid of your waste as cost efficiently as possible whilst maximising recycling and ensuring everything is in line with environmental legislation.

 

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Industrial rubbish bins – specific solutions for every industry

 

Every industry has its specific waste and recycling requirements – and Waster can help you with that.  The New South Wales EPA produces useful fact sheets for various industries – you can see the example for the furniture and timber manufacturing industry here.

 

We quote below some of the key facts from the document:

 

“Wood fills just over half the typical waste bin in the furniture and timber manufacturing industry, with paper, cardboard, textiles and plastic taking up the rest of the bin. . That means around 90 per cent of the contents of each bin could be recycled rather than being removed with rubbish to landfills.”

 

“As a timber or furniture manufacturer, you can greatly reduce waste collection charges by putting this material in the right recycling bins instead of sending it off as general waste. Not only will you be cutting your costs, you will also be helping our environment and reducing greenhouse gas pollution.”

 

Industrial rubbish bins tips for reducing waste in a timber business

 

The document also quotes some good tips for reducing timber waste:

 

“Painted, coated and preservative treated products may contain toxic components, so they are often sent to landfill. Follow government guidelines for disposal of timber waste treated with Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA). Waste chipboard, laminated bench tops, treated timber and lacquered or painted timber can contain toxic chemicals. Do not burn CCA treated timber waste and do not use this treated timber as mulch or soil additive. Non-chemically treated wood can generally be recycled. But there are materials that can be attached to otherwise useful timber which limits its reuse value. These materials can include nails or metal connectors, plaster board, plastic wrapping, oils , dirt or sand, laminates (including some plywoods), edge bandings, glue and resins. Removing some of these contaminants will add value and provide an opportunity for the reuse of this wood.”

 

“To prevent storm water pollution, sweep driveways and work areas. Get rid of litter and other contaminants. Put litter in bins and provide containers for cigarette butts. Store waste bins, chemicals and dust bags away from storm water drains. Publicise your waste reduction goals and achievements. Your sustainable waste policies could help attract or retain customers as well as benefitting your budget and the environment.”

 

Check out our recent blog on medical waste collection for doctors, vets and dentists.