Waste bins Brisbane: as we speak to small and medium Brisbane based companies day in and day out, we hear a lot about what people have told them about arranging waste services. In this blog, we aim to cover what we believe is some of the worst advice that people have received as regards waste bins for their Brisbane business. Waster always recommends you check out your local regulations for waste services – such as the Brisbane City Council. Check out our blog on the Queensland levy in waste removal Brisbane.


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The advice can be from well meaning friends or relatives or it can of course also be from waste companies trying to sell you their services.


Worst advice No.1 – recycling will just cost you more and is not worth the hassle


We have heard it many times – that putting effort into recycling is not worth it. The view sometimes is that separating your waste streams is lots of hard, and time consuming effort and in a busy company – that time would be better spent on other things.


We have also heard that recycling is simply more expensive – as the materials have to be separated.


Our advice is that recycling should help you minimise your costs – i.e. as recycling is usually cheaper than general waste (such as cardboard recycling). It also ensures you will not be subject to any levies imposed on general waste in the future.


The effort required is also very minimal – separating out cardboard can reduce the need for general waste bins – as cardboard does not smell and so bins do not need to be collected as often.


Worst advice No.2 – signing a long term contract for waste bins Brisbane services is smarter


Many people think that signing a long term contract will mean your prices will stay the same throughout the life of the contract. In general – it can mean the opposite. The small print in many contracts lets the supplier alter prices pretty much for any reason.


Check out our blog posts on long term waste contracts and whether you can exit a waste contract early.


We always recommend thinking long and hard about whether a long term waste bins Brisbane contract is best for your business. Check out our recent blog on wheelie bins Sydney.