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General Waste
General Waste

SWS provide a wide and varied range of waste and recycling services. We have grown to be one of the largest niche operators in the commercial, retail and hospitality industries. We offer reliable, efficient and cost-effective commercial waste and recycling collection solutions dedicated to your industry.

SWS works closely with our clients to embrace the waste management hierarchy to “avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle and recover” and increase diversion of waste from landfill.

Through interaction with staff, tenants, cleaners and even the community, SWS are focused on activities based around training and waste avoidance, supported by investment in equipment in smart technology, onsite processing and monitoring of collection services.

SWS will ensure all equipment provided is clearly signed and color-coded in accordance with the Australian standard requirements.

These measures will ensure we meet our obligations to minimise general waste to landfill.

Waste Stream Acceptance Criteria

Stream Acceptable Materials Unacceptable Materials
General Waste
  • General waste
  • Food waste and scraps
  • Plastic bags and household garbage
  • Plastic packaging, food wrappers and cling film
  • Polystyrene
  • Coffee cups or lids (if not recyclable)
  • No building materials
  • No recyclables (Avoid)
  • No chemicals, oil, paint or hazardous waste
  • No garden organics (Avoid)
Mixed recyclable
  • Glass jars / bottles
  • Milk / juice cartons
  • Steel cans
  • Aluminium cans
  • Paper hand towels
  • Plastic bottles
  • (Paper and Cardboard materials acceptable)
  • General waste
  • Food waste
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Plastic bags or wrap
  • Styrofoam / polystyrene
  • Waxed or plastic coated paper
  • Coffee cups or lids
Paper
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Office and printer paper
  • Egg cartons (clean though)
  • General waste
  • Sticky tape and labels
  • Waxed cardboard or paper
  • Styrofoam / polystyrene
  • Plastic bags / wrap
  • Coffee cups or lids
  • Plastic or bottles
Cardboard
  • Refer Paper Above
  • Refer Paper Above
Organics
  • Food waste and scraps
  • Garden Organics
  • All other general waste and recycling materials