Concrete

Often, concrete is too heavy to be placed into a general waste or construction bin, so a separate concrete bin is required. These bins allow for the disposal of heavy demolition waste such as concrete and asphalt. The concrete is sent to a resource recovery facility where it is crushed and repurposed as road base or aggregate. This recycled product has many uses in the building, construction and landscape industries. By recycling concrete, you'll reduce the space required at landfill as well as the need to mine gravels to create new concrete products. Concrete containing steel reinforcing is recyclable as the steel can be removed with magnets during the recycling process.

Allowed

  • Dry Concrete
  • Embedded steel reinforcement
  • Asphalt

Prohibited

  • Wet Concrete*
  • Shotcrete embedded with reinforcement
  • General Waste
  • Green Waste & Soil
  • Other Construction / Demolition
  • All Other Waste Streams
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***
*Bins can be provided for wet concrete, but require a liner at additional cost. Contact us to find out more.

Mixed Construction and Demolition

Construction and Demolition or C&D waste is made up of the materials typically generated through construction, site and domestic clean-ups or household renovations. This waste is heavier than general waste and includes a mixture of bricks, pavers, tiles, timber, and metal. Weight restrictions apply for lifting and transporting this waste, so if you need to remove large quantities of heavy materials, select either a smaller bin or distribute the heavy materials over multiple loads with the remaining space taken up with lighter materials.

Allowed

  • Timber
  • Bricks
  • Plasterboard
  • Concrete (Dry)
  • Metal
  • Green Waste
  • Mortar
  • Roof tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • Rocks, Stones & Pebbles
  • Asphalt
  • Rubble

Prohibited

  • Asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Food Waste
  • Palm Tree Trunks
  • E-Waste (VIC only)¹
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***
¹ E-Waste is prohibited for disposal in Mixed Construction and Demolition bins in Victoria only, although we highly encourage you to dispose of e-waste via a dedicated e-waste service.

Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.