Salon Waste Disposal ✂️: There are many different ways on how you can relax and treat yourself after an exhilarating week’s worth of work. I, personally, open my personal computer and play my heart away! And, for others, it can be as simple as going shopping or grooming by going to a salon.

In particular, I wanted to delve into the salon more, now that I have mentioned it. We all know by now that the typical salon also produces different types of waste, much like the other industries. And, it is the business’s responsibility to do everything they can to properly dispose of those waste.

By ensuring this, you can make the environment beautiful. You can make it as beautiful as your clients! We will discuss everything about salon waste disposal here in this blog. Read on to learn more.

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A bit about Waster

Before I discuss everything you need to know about salon waste disposal, let me share with you more information about Waster.

We here at Waster provide you with innovative solutions for you and your business’s waste management and recycling needs. Furthermore, we provide flexible, 30-day contracts instead of the typical lock-in contracts, which proves to be better.

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Everything you need to know about salon waste disposal

So, how can you properly dispose of salon waste? What do we need to know more about it? Those are the questions we will be focusing on this blog for today. Before the disposal of waste in a beauty salon, the types of waste generated must be known first to truly dispose of it properly.

Generally, there are a number of types of waste in a salon. In the following section, we will discuss them.

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Types of salon waste

Not everybody knows the appropriate bins to use for a certain type of waste. Knowing is very important because it is a key factor in the maintenance of your beauty salon.


Clinical and sharps waste

For this section, we will discuss two different wastes. The first type of salon waste which needs proper disposal is what we call clinical waste. Clinical wastes consist of items such as wax strips, pads, cotton wool buds, and every other item used for certain treatments.

We can categorise clinical waste into two: infectious or non-infectious.

As for sharps, it is anything that can pierce the skin. It can contain different concoctions, depending on the use. Typically, there are three types of sharps waste found in a salon.

First, the sharps with no medical or chemical contamination: this includes blades and needles used for acupuncture and tattoos. Second, the sharps with medical or chemical contaminations, regardless of amount: this includes anesthetic needles and micro-pigmentation pens. And, lastly, the hazardous sharps imbued with cytotoxic products. They are used for treatments like botox, hormones, and certain steroids.

Remember to keep them separate in individual bins. Furthermore, do not throw the needles (sharps) with any of the soft clinical waste. Doing so will risk puncturing the bag.

Now, on to the next two types of salon waste that needs proper disposal.


General and recyclable waste

Like in any other industries, you will always find general and recyclable waste in any beauty salons.

General waste typically means any non-recyclable waste that either goes to landfill or incineration plants, depending on the conditions. Recyclable, obviously, means any materials that can be repurposed or reused for the same purpose, going through a number of processes.

This can include the paper used to list down the clients, the cardboard from the packages they received containing their beauty products, tissues used for cleaning, the clients’ cut hair, and many others.

These are the four main salon waste you need to remember to do an efficient job in their disposal.


Waster can help salons with their waste, as well!

You already know by now that Waster can help all kinds of businesses with their waste management and recycling needs. Of course, this also includes beauty salons!

Make your hair or beauty salon waste disposal methods easier with the help of our bin service. Our services that can help salon businesses include the following, based on the things we discussed above:


Clinical waste bins

We provide clearly colour-coded clinical waste bins to those in need of our services. In Australia, clinical waste is colour coded as yellow, although it can also be orange in some cases. Refer to our clinical waste disposal blog for more information.

clinical waste bin sizes for salon waste disposal

We provide either a 120-litre or 240-litre bin, depending on your needs. Additionally, we also offer a 20-litre clinical waste pail if needed.

You can also purchase another clinical waste bin bag for your sharps in your salon that needs proper disposal.

We will take care of all your clinical waste. You do not have to worry about your contaminated or non-contaminated waste disposal methods or needs because Waster will work on that!


General waste bins

Along with the clinical waste bin services, we also offer general waste bin services for your salon waste that needs disposal. You do not need to stress over how to dispose of your general waste in your beauty salon.

Depending on your generated waste, we have a wide array of options available for your business.


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For smaller businesses that tend to generate smaller amounts of waste, we recommend our rear lift bins. The sizes include 240, 660, and 1,100 litres. As for larger businesses that produce a significant amount of waste, we recommend our front lift bins. The sizes include 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5 cubic metres.


Recycling bins

Lastly, we also provide recycling bins for all of your recyclables. We always recommend you to buy recycling bins as these can help you save costs, as well as save the environment. You can check out our waste recycling shop for more information on the bin services.

We will share with you our recycling chart for the health and beauty industry for more information.


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Sustainable salons

There is a program called Sustainable Salons wherein it was designed for the salon environment that rewards salons and gives back to the community.

Those interested can register and do their part to reduce their environmental impact! Zero waste has once again become much closer due to this program. Waster fully supports its cause.


Salon waste disposal: conclusion

In order to achieve a zero-waste salon, you must first know everything about the beauty salon waste disposal methods. Additionally, you must also find ways to reduce waste produced. Ask yourself, “Are there any creative ways on how to reduce waste in the salon?”

And, finally, we want to conclude this with us offering our high-quality waste management and recycling services to you. Small and medium beauty salon businesses in Australia can contact us for more information.


Waster: things you need to know

If you’re looking for bin services, check our waste recycling shop and find the best deals in terms of pricing and services. Also, please call 1300 WASTER (1300 927 837), or email us at if you have any further questions.


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