Skip bins Sydney: we all know the waste industry can get a bad press at times and sometimes being a “garbo” is not the most glamorous profession – especially at 2am on a wet, cold morning!


In today’s blog we will cover whether skip bins Sydney services are right for your business – or if you require a smaller commercial bin service such as a front lift bin or dumpster.


Mr Waster was sitting down to watch a bit of TV this evening and happened upon quote an interesting TV show about waste management of all things. Note: the image above is of Dutch football fans watching a game on TV, and I am not insinuating any connection with watching rubbish. I just like the outfits.


Waster offers a real alternative for waste and recycling services to small and medium Aussie businesses – check out our prices and services online now for services ranging from 240 litre wheelie bins to large skip bins Sydney services:


Interesting TV series – Dirty Jobs


The show I watched was called Dirty Jobs- presented by a guy called Mike Rowe on the Discovery Channel. You can check out the episode here.


The episode I saw was about a medical waste collection and treatment business in South Dakota, USA. It was pretty interesting and made me think about whether waste collection and treatment can be interesting to the general public – or is it something we want to hide away from? For example, I know kids love garbage trucks – the term “garbage truck” is searched 5,400 times a month on average in Australia through Google.



Could the skip bins Sydney business even provide a fun day out?


From my own experience – visiting the more technologically advanced resource recovery centres in Sydney can be a fun and interesting day out for all ages. It can be fun to learn about how recycling works and how pollution can be reduced.


SUEZ runs tours at some of the facilities – from their website:


“Site visits are a key learning tool that helps individuals, businesses and community groups understand the processes behind how we recover valuable resources from everyday ‘waste’ and sustainably manage the waste lifecycle.”


“Across Australia, SUEZ has a number of dedicated Education Centres and sites open for individuals, businesses and community groups to visit and explore.”


“Each tour is conducted by an experienced SUEZ guide who will give detailed insights into the world of resource recovery and waste management and can answer some of those tricky questions.”


Could be an idea for your next family day out?


We have on occasion taken customers to resource recovery facilities – i.e. another name for a recycling centre – as we recover the valuable resources from the skip bins.


Valuable resources could include – timber, metal, cardboard or construction materials such as concrete, bricks etc.


Construction materials are of course very heavy – and will cost a great deal if dumped at landfill.


When arranging a construction skip service for your business – the contents will be sorted through and anything that can be reused will be reused.



Sydney Skip Bins: at Waster we provide Sydney skip bin services to lots of construction and other companies throughout metropolitan Sydney.


One of the most interesting trends that we have seen in recent years – is the trend to reduce waste going to landfill at all and reusing commodities to construct new buildings.


Waster offers a real alternative to small and medium Australian businesses – we provide low cost and reliable waste and recycling services (such as Sydney skip bins) on flexible terms and no lock in contract basis. You can thus say goodbye to rollover clauses and other hidden issues.


Check out your bin options and pricing by pressing the blue button as below – or call our friendly customer service team:



We provide front lift or dumpster collections – in sizes from 1.5 cubic metre bin sizes to 4.5 cubic metres.


Front lift bins are metal and can come on wheels – or without wheels – i.e. if you have a forklift on site.


Can Sydney Skip bins services reduce waste to landfill to zero – through using materials in construction


Construction bin services have helped boost recycling for a long period of times – many materials can be recycled and hence reduce any waste going to landfill. This is increasing with new focus on building sustainability and and green focused work spaces.


If a skip is too large for your needs – you can look at a wheeled bin.


Sydney skip bins

We saw an interesting article in the UK Guardian newspaper on this topic and gives it the name of urban mining.


“So when the the UK Green Building Council decided its central London head office needed a makeover, it set itself the challenge of working out what it could keep.”


“We have managed to reuse or repurpose 98% of the original fixtures on this project,” says Julie Hirigoyen, the Green Building Council’s chief executive, who describes minimising the need for new products and avoiding waste as “core principles” of sustainable refurbishment.”


“The eco-overhaul of the Council’s office, which boasts the lowest carbon footprint of any recorded refurbishment, is an example of so-called urban mining – the concept of re-using valuable materials rather than sending them off to landfill.”


The whole process relies on forward thinking waste management companies – such as Sydney skip bins providers:


“MCS Recycling, a family-owned waste management firm based in Chatham, Kent, is rare in sending nothing to landfill. To maximise the value of the office waste it collects, the firm endeavours to find bespoke buyers in addition to recycling wholesalers. It recently advertised a skip-full of maple flooring on eBay; the waste ended up with a nearby flooring manufacturer.”


This is certainly an interesting development and one we expect to increase as landfill becomes ever more expensive and difficult to justify.


See our related blogs on skip bin hire and dumpster rental.