Waste Bin Hire Sydney ✅ – What Does Hiring A Bin Involve For Business?
If you are a Sydney based business owner or manager – you may face having to organise your own waste bin hire Sydney service for your company. In many cases – for businesses, and other organisations such as charities, strata plans with more than a certain number of units etc – a local council may not provide a waste bin hire service (for example – see our blog on ending North Sydney council pick up services) – and you will need to engage a private waste management firm or recycling firm (or both) to provide your waste bin hire.
In today’s blog – we will cover some of the things you should keep in mind before arranging your waste bin hire Sydney services – and what really is involved.
When you look into something new – there is always lots to learn – and let’s be honest – who has the time or inclination to spend too much time on comparing waste bin hire Sydney services? So just follow our simple guide!
How Waster can help with cheap waste bin hire
Waster provides thousands of small (and some not so small) businesses throughout Australia with cheap waste bin hire services such as general waste bin hire, recycling and other services such as grease trap.
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What you get through waste bin hire services
When you sign up with a waste provider for waste bin hire Sydney services – you will receive:
– Provision of a bin of various sizes
– A collection schedule i.e. weekly, daily etc or whatever suits your business.
– Some aspect of maintenance of the bin – i.e. if falls into disrepair or damage
– A padlock to keep the bin locked – and stop other people from dumping in the bin.
– Customer service – i.e. people to speak to when you need to arrange additional services or cancel services (such as during holidays etc.)
Do you need to actually pay for the bin – or pay bin rental?
Whether you have to pay a rental fee – or site fee for the bin provision will depend on the waste collection company you engage.
Some companies will charge a set fee per week or month – whilst others may charge it all inclusive in the collection fee.
What are the terms and conditions for cheap waste bin hire like
Every company will of course have different ts and cs. We can not really speak on the other companies terms and agreements.
You can check out Wasters ts and cs here.
Does it make a difference what sort of waste I produce – i.e. for say a cafe vs an office?
For waste bin hire Sydney in 2020 (note we cover all areas – from Burwood rubbish collection to Sutherland Shire) – it does make a difference what sort of waste you produce. For example – some companies only collect what is known as dry waste i.e. waste without large amounts of food waste or other organic waste (known as wet or putrescible waste).
Some companies who collect dry waste in Sydney – are able to recycle a certain proportion of it – i.e. for recycling into new materials – or for usage as fuel through incineration. In some cases – over 90% of general waste collected through waste bin hire Sydney services can be recycled!
Wet waste – such as produced by cafe, restaurant etc -will almost always go to a landfill in Sydney metro. If your waste is completely food based – you may consider an organic food waste option – where the waste goes for composting or energy generation.
How long do I need to sign a contract for?
The reality is that with most companies – you will need to sign up for 2 or three years. With Waster – we only operate on flexible 30 day agreements – so you are never locked into a contract that does not suit your business needs.
Note – some older terms and conditions that were common in the waste industry such as rollover clauses – are now not valid for most small customers.
See a blog on waste management reviews here.
What size bins are available for hire by my business?
For commercial waste bin hire Sydney – you will be able to use bins from 240 litre wheelie bins up to 4.5 cubic metre front lift bins. There is obviously a huge size difference in question here – and these bin sizes are suitable for very different businesses – i.e. from a small office to a large factory.
Check out our online shop for all bin sizes, bin dimensions and options.
Do I need space for the bin?
Yes – you should consider the space you have available at your location for the appropriate bin.
For example – 240 litre and 660 litre bins generally fit through a standard door frame – this should be kept in mind if you have an internal bin room for storage.
Front lift bins i.e. from 1.5m upwards – are emptied by lifting the bin over the truck.
You will thus need considerable height clearance and will be usually unsuitable for in an underground carpark etc.
Health and safety is also vital – and will require an inspection etc.
If you have any other queries re waste bin hire Sydney services – please call our friendly service team who will be very happy to help you.
Commercial Waste bins Sydney: as a waste and recycling company very much focused on growing our number of customers and especially focused on small and medium customers (such as cafes, offices, small businesses – which the Americans often call mom and pop businesses) – we often find ourselves talking to business operators who want to move across to Waster but have to wait a certain period of time as their current waste supplier is holding them to contract.
We run through a number of things to consider in this area, how to avoid some common pitfalls and how moving your waste bins Sydney and recycling services to Waster can help you avoid these issues entirely.
It has also been quite common that we end up delivering bins and start services – only to receive a phone call or email from the client saying they are being held to a contract for commercial waste bins Sydney – that they thought they had seen the end off!
Long term contracts and roll-over clauses (how things have been done in the past)
The commercial waste bins Sydney industry – and the Australian waste and recycling industry in general has long relied on long term contracts (of 2-3 years) followed by a rollover clause, as the commercial and legal basis for providing supply of bins and services. The issues tend to arise when customers think their contract has expired but find out that the contract has rolled over without them being aware.
You can read our summary of this situation as well as an update on the upcoming legislation changes from November 2016 which will greatly diminish the impact of rollover clauses in waste contracts for small and medium businesses. At time of writing in June 2019 – multi year contracts are still the norm in the Australian waste and recycling market. You can check out our article here: waste management Melbourne.
Legislation came into force on 12 November 2016 (almost three years ago), providing small businesses with similar protection to private individuals. The unfair contract terms protections available under Australian Consumer Law will also be extended to cover small business contracts ( a small business will have fewer than 20 employees and the contract value will be capped at $300k or$1m if it is longer than a year).
Unfortunately, the new laws will not apply retrospectively but only on contracts agreed or varied after 12 November 2016. This of course means that many customers are still held to these restrictive contracts – or have signed new multi year contracts since that date.
Commercial Waste bins Sydney – what you should do?
As a doctor would say (at least a good doctor) –prevention is better than cure, and so it is much easier to avoid getting in to unsuitable contracts that to get out of them once you have signed them. Waste companies are within their rights legally to hold you to contract if you seek to leave – of course this is unlikely to make you love them anymore.
The important thing in this instance is to take a clear note of when the contract expires, or when the rollover notice period window is and give your cancellation notice during this period.
Commercial Waste bins Sydney – benefits of signing with Waster
Waster is completely different to traditional waste industry practises of long contracts – all our waste and recycling Sydney services are delivered under flexible 30 day agreements (that you can cancel at any time by providing 30 days written notice). We prefer this approach as it is our guarantee of quality (if you do not like us you can leave us) and also it avoids any unpleasant wrangling if people want to move supplier for whatever reason.
See our recent article on organising waste services for a new business in bin collection Melbourne as well as services for small businesses in wheelie bins Brisbane. Check out our blog on what happens when things go wrong in Sydney rubbish removal.
See our blog on what we learned from customers in bin collection for small business.
Check out a video as below explaining how Waster is different in the world of commercial waste bins Sydney :
You may think that bins are simply bins and not exactly the most hi-tech or interesting topic. To be honest – in 99% of cases you would of course be correct. However – there are some exceptions to the rule and a recent waste bin Sydney service introduced in Bondi Beach is certainly interesting.
In our blogs on waste collection and recycling we like to cover new innovative solutions and advances in recycling – for example, check out our blogs on a new machine that can eat garbage – recycle garbage and also our blog on the new electric rubbish truck technology.
Waster provides low cost and reliable waste and recycling services to small and medium Australian businesses. We provide all services on flexible 30 day agreements – so you are never locked into a contract that does not suit you or need to worry about the dreaded roll over clause again. You can check out all your waste bin Sydney options by checking out our portal below:
New waste bin Sydney technology at Bondi Beach
Bondi beach is one of the premier tourist destinations (on the must see list) in Sydney and potentially all of Australia. We were interested to read recently about the introduction of new bin systems for pedestrian areas.
Due to the new bins – Waverley Municipal Council has been selected project winner for government category of the inaugural Australian IoT Awards 2017.
According to the Big Belly website:
The IoT project entry “Bondi’s new solar bins – Litter prevention powered by the sun” is top ranking in the Government caterogy with their “network of [Bigbelly] internet-connected smart bins that automatically compact internal garbage and send alerts via SMS and email when they’re full.” Story originally published on IoT Hub Australia:
“Spread across Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction, 42 [Bigbelly] solar-powered smart bins supplied by Solar Bins Australia have been deployed, marking it as the largest council fleet of the bins in the country.”
“The bins have been installed along Campbell Parade and Queen Elizabeth Drive along the beach, with a number of bins also installed along Oxford Street Mall.”
“These bins contain internal compactors that compress the waste within them, and also possess inbuilt sensors and wifi connectivity to communicate their fill status via SMS and email to rubbish collectors.”
“The use of solar energy on the bins themselves to power the compaction and communications eliminates the reliance on grid energy.”
“The internal compactors allow up to five times the amount of waste to be held within the bins, improving their capacity and reducing the number of trips for collectors to empty them.”
It is great to see solar power being used in this way – and just another reason why a sunny day at Bondi is so great!
See the latest tech at best waste management.