Wollongong Waste Disposal 🗑️ – Cheap Business Waste Management 2020
Wollongong Waste Disposal 🗑️: as most business owners and operators in the Wollongong region of New South Wales are aware, you will face extremely high waste management costs – significantly higher than any other region in the country.
The reasons for this are numerous. But the main ones are:
- A lack of competition for Wollongong waste disposal and bin collection services (i.e., not as many companies operating garbage trucks as in other metro regions).
- The second major issue is that the local landfill is extremely expensive. It is becoming a real burden on business in the city and wider area.
The rates faced by Wollongong businesses are even noticeably higher than waste management in Sydney. These high prices have a real impact on the profitability and viability of small and not so small businesses in the Wollongong area.
We have covered in other blogs how landfill levies, if not backed up with real investment in viable recycling infrastructure, are simply a hidden tax on small business.
A bit about Waster
Waster offers an alternative in rubbish removal Wollongong and recycling services to small and medium businesses. We have a flexible, 30-day agreement approach to waste contracts, meaning you do not need to sign a long term contract.
Why are Wollongong waste disposal and collection services prices so expensive in 2020?
A major contributing cause of the high costs in Wollongong is the NSW Government levy imposed on disposing of waste and landfill tips. Check out our step by step guide to getting low prices in Sydney waste management – something which can help.
The levy imposed in the Wollongong region is the same as that in Sydney Waste and Newcastle and as of 9 Dec 2019. It stands at $141.20 per tonne dumped, which is a significant increase in prior years.
This is an extremely significant amount and is much greater than any other state in Australia. For example, Waste Management Brisbane had no levy on dumping at landfills at all until 1 July 2019!
You can check up to date information relating to levies and other pertinent information through our waste resources page.
The other reason for high prices is the high gate rates at the local landfill. For an accurate example, see the pricing brochure indicating tipping prices as high as $348 per tonne! This is up to 6-7 times higher than in metro Brisbane.
This price differential is a real tax on business development. At the end of the day, businesses have to earn more money to pay this bin collection bill.
There have been ongoing issues whereby waste has been shipped to Queensland on trains to avoid these levies; the price differential is the main driver.
How can you get cheaper waste services in Wollongong?
Now that you know how much impact high Wollongong waste disposal and collection costs are having on your business, it is vital that you take action. After all, knowing you can do something and not doing it is not better than not knowing at all.
I heard a quote recently on this vein, “Being able to read and not reading is no better than not being able to read”.
Anyway – the simple steps you can put in place today to increase your business flexibility and get lower prices for your Wollongong waste disposal collections and recycling include the below listed:
A. Move away from signing long term lock-in contracts
Waster.com.au operates on flexible 30 days contracts with only one price adjustment per year. With extremely high prices, it is vital that you do not tie yourself into services that may not best suit you.
Since legal changes in the last few years – better protecting small businesses from unfair contracts – the waste industry is certainly moving to fairer and more transparent contracts.
B. Check our online prices in our waste services shop
You can check the comparison rates that Waster can offer you today in our online shop. These are the rates you will pay with no hidden extras. These rates are also valid for financial year 2019/20 – i.e. to June 2020. Note: Waster generally adjusts rates once a year – on 1st July.
C. Avoid paying any hidden or additional charges
Your prices for Wollongong waste disposal are high enough, you should really avoid any unexpected charges to ensure cheap waste services. Your current supplier may include these as environmental fees, admin charges, delivery charges, account upkeep expenses, bin rentals, or site fees.
Waster.com.au practises a clear pricing approach where you only pay what you have signed up to. And of course, you can leave at any time if we do not do what we say!
D. Really consider improving your recycling performance
With very high general waste costs due to landfill gate rates and State levies, reducing your general waste collections or bin sizes by improving recycling can be very effective to reduce costs.
We would certainly recommend you consider whether you can get cheap or even free cardboard recycling as well as commingled recycling. Improving recycling is as important in Wollongong as in Sydney, Darwin waste collections or anywhere else.
An example of how recycling can significantly reduce your costs
Waster is committed to helping the environment and our customers’ financial position! You can find great recycling info at the third party site called businessrecycling.com.au – part of Planet Ark.
Arranging resource recovery and Wollongong waste services is very important to your business. Costs are increasing across energy, water and other bills.
In this part of the blog, we take a previous example from Adelaide and use it in Wollongong to show how costs can be sustainably reduced whilst helping the environment.
We recently started working with a busy restaurant located in the Adelaide CBD (note we have changed all prices here to reflect Wollongong services).
They disposed of all their waste in General waste (a 3m General Waste bin collected once per week for a total cost of $210.60+GST per week. This equated to 12m of general waste (over a 4 week month).
When we asked the customer about the content of their bins, we found out it was roughly one-quarter paper and cardboard and one-quarter bottle and cans.
The steps we implemented for Wollongong recycling are as follows:
A. Implement a paper and cardboard recycling collection
This means a monthly collection of a 3.0 cubic metre Paper and cardboard service costing $37.80 +GST.
B. Implement three collections a month commingled recycling collection of 1100-litre bin
This costs $56.00+GST per collection.
C. As the volume of general waste has dropped significantly…
We were able to reduce the collection of the general waste bin to a weekly 1.5m bin, with a collection cost of $105.30 +GST. For detail on bin sizes in Australia, see here.
The total cost on a four week month reduced by over 34% from $842.40+GST to $627.00+GST, whilst recycling performance jumped from zero to 50%.
Check out a great video of the amazing scenery of Wollongong as below -to remind yourself as to how beautiful our area is!
It should also be noted that Wollongong City Council provides regular hard rubbish collections for excess rubbish such as furniture. Knowing when the regular heard rubbish collection is can also save you lots of money!
What does Waster offer in terms of waste disposal services in Wollongong?
Waster offers comprehensive waste and recycling services. This includes Wollongong skip bins, general waste, paper and cardboard recycling, commingled recycling, medical waste, sanitary waste, grease trap and confidential paper destruction.
We offer services in bin sizes ranging from 120 litres to large 4.5m bins to suit any business. This also includes mini skip bins for Wollongong businesses. Please contact us if you seek any additional services and we will issue you a quote.
We provide Wollongong bin hire services in front lift bins. This includes dumpsters, as well as a Wollongong skip bin hire services – for larger waste requirements.
Where does Waster provide waste services in Wollongong?
You can check your postcode against our master list of served Wollongong suburbs on our map. We cover the entire Wollongong metro region. If you fall outside these postcodes, please contact us; we can provide a quote specific to your business.
The postcodes we service are as below:
Postcodes: 2500, 2502, 2505, 2506, 2516, 2517, 2518, 2519, 2525, 2526, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2530
Suburbs serviced include (note: this listing is not complete; you should use the numeric postcode as the master): Yellow Rock, Blackbutt, Barrack Heights, Huntley, Port Kembla, Cringila, Berkeley, Cordeaux, Figtree, Spring Hill, Fairy Meadow, North Wollongong, Balgownie, Bellambi, Corrimal, Russell Vale, Bulli.
Check out our article on Central Coast rubbish removal if you live further up the east coast.
Check out the prices now!
Booking regular, scheduled waste disposal or recycling services such as rear lift or front lift bins in Wollongong is really easy. Just go through our online waste agreement building portal!
Simply press the imposing blue button below to access our online shop:
You can also a request free 24-hour cost comparison versus your current waste management supplier. Simply provide your incumbent waste invoice (i.e., the last one you received). We will calculate what you could save by moving to a flexible waste agreement at Waster. We will reply within 24 hours with your cost-saving analysis.
See our blog on rubbish removal Wollongong.