What Can Go In Your Commingled Recycling Bin? ♻️: Regardless if you’re a new business or not, it is a must to know what you can and can’t put in your commingled recycling bin. Not only will this help you with your business’s finances, but learning what goes in the recycling bin will also help you do the right thing and save the environment.

If your business is fairly new, then we offer you our sincerest congratulations! Equally, we give you our praises if you already have a well-established business that has operated for a long period of time. If you want things to go smoothly, then waste management and recycling are aspects you have to give much thought to.

Consumers nowadays have become much more aware of how significant they impact the environment than in the past. As a result, they choose businesses that have ‘greener’ products and policies, especially those that successfully leave smaller footprints.


What to remember

Businesses, no matter what industry they are in, regularly generate significant amounts of materials and waste. They should encourage the idea of reuse, recycling and resource recovery before anything else to reduce the amount of waste going to and ending up in landfill. But along with those, they also need to keep in mind that they should dispose of waste correctly. By disposing of waste correctly, we mean that they should place them in the correct bin.

Recyclable waste, in particular, should be disposed of in the commingled recycling bin.

In this information-filled blog, we cover what you typically can and can’t put in your commingled recycling bin. Both council and your waste and recycling provider (Waster, for example) will give you guidelines on what you can or can’t throw. We, in particular, will enumerate what waste you can and can’t throw if you decide to partner up with Waster. We here at Waster suggest that you continue reading to learn more.


Who’s Waster and what can it do for businesses? Learn more

Before we go further with what a business can and can’t put in their commingled recycling bin and more, let me share with you more information about Waster.

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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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Waster: here’s what you can and can’t put in your commingled recycling bin

What is commingled recycling, first and foremost?

Commingled recycling, otherwise known as single-sort or single-stream recycling, is the system in which all kinds of recyclables such as glass, metal and plastic products are mixed together into a single bin and processed.

You might think of recycling as a fairly recent concept, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

The start of recycling can be traced back to as early as 1031 in Japan. During that time period, paper production became much more common as it went away from being solely produced by the state and merge into society. For private businesses back then to maximise paper production and save materials, they resorted to reusing paper waste. Thus, recycling was born!

Of course, it has since evolved to cater to other products with different materials. To make things easier for both households and businesses, the commingled recycling system was conceptualised and put into practice. Waster, in particular, offers commingled recycling bin services for both small and medium businesses (SMEs).

Below, we start off with what you can put in your commingled recycling bin.


Here are examples of what to put in your commingled recycling bin

  • glass bottles
  • tin cans
  • plastic milk containers
  • yoghurt pots

You can put anything else similar in the commingled recycling bin. If you have any questions, make sure to contact us. We would be happy to help!


What can’t you put?

If you put unallowed materials in your commingled recycling bin, then you risk contaminating a whole batch of recyclables.

Basically, the recycling and waste management industry use the term recycling contamination when they refer to anything inappropriate found in the recycling bin. Simply put, these are items that should not be thrown and found in the recycling bin.

We can consider many items as contaminants when recycling. Generally, recycling contamination happens when non-recyclable items make their way to a recycling bin, mixed with the recyclables.

Below, we enumerate some of the products/materials you should avoid disposing of in your commingled recycling bin.

You might think of them as recyclable, but they are unfortunately not. As mentioned, if you are unsure of what you can and can’t put in your commingled recycling bin, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Waster’c commingled recycling bin service

As already stated, Waster provides SMEs with commingled recycling bin services.

We can provide the bin in c.7 days business days from ordering, without any delivery fee.

Our service includes a plastic wheelie bin on two wheels. A commingled recycling or mixed recycling service in a yellow bin (Australian standard colours) is a very versatile recycling service for most businesses. These bins are suitable for businesses of all types including offices, retail etc.

available sizes commingled recycling bin

There are currently 3 sizes available: 240 litres, 660 litres and 1,100 litres.

Commingled Recycling Service is generally the second recycling service we suggest to businesses seeking to boost their recycling performance after a cardboard bin service. Commingled recycling is generally cheaper than general waste and ensures you divert a larger percentage of your waste from landfill. It can be key to boosting overall recycling performance.


Contact Waster right now for your waste and recycling needs now!

Does your Australian-based business need waste and recycling services? If so, then you have come to the right website!

Please call 1300 WASTER (1300 927 837).  You can also email us at info@waster.com.au or enquiries@waster.com.au if you have further questions. Find the best deals in terms of waste and recycling pricing and services!


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