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Faqs

Here Are Some Common Questions & General Information

Mixed/ Unsorted Waste.

Most general household and yard waste can be included. Eg. Boxes, wood, cabinets, white goods, clothes, toys, carpet, computer monitors, hard drives, green waste, yard clippings, recyclable plastics, cardboard, glass, metal, furniture,  timber, laminate, general demolition, fence palings sleepers, sporting equipment, papers, documents, tree stumps – up to 30cm in diameter.

Dry paints in cans are ok as long as they are securely taped shut or empty the contents of the paint onto newspaper, let it dry and dispose of.

Liquid paints MUST NOT BE included and will incur additional charges due to damage and clean-up costs that they cause on tipping.

NOTE: Bricks, concrete, soil & large tree stumps can be included but this is likely to increase your weight quickly and cause you to go over your included weight restrictions which will incur additional charges. Ask us about separating bricks, concrete, tiles & soil from other general waste to recycle and save.

NOTE: Mattresses can be included however these must be put on top of the loaded bin (not above the rim) & additional charges will be incurred.

Batteries, Putrescible waste (food waste etc.), Asbestos & Insulation material MUST NOT BE included.

Skip bins MUST NOT BE overloaded or be filled above the rim under any circumstance as this causes unsafe transport to waste facility stations and you, the customer, are liable if any damage occurs from objects falling from the bin in transport. Collection may be denied if this occurs which will incur additional costs.

Any bin being placed on public land or council property in Newcastle Council and Lake Macquarie Council requires a council permit at a cost of $88 valid for 28 days which we organise on your behalf. Other councils bin placement requirements for public lands is in accordance with the local council’s policies.

It is important to identify your intended waste type on booking because certain waste types are prohibited from being placed in skip bins.

The waste type also determines if the skip bin will have weight restrictions or be an all inclusive price. Additional disposal charges may occur if placement of prohibited waste or other waste types are included or different to that agreed upon booking.

For example if you state that your waste type is eg. Green waste, Brick Tile or Concrete only then you must ensure that no other waste is placed in the skip bin.

If this occurs it becomes a mixed load which changes the disposal costs & can become quite expensive due to the weight. If you are unsure please speak to our friendly staff.

Mixed/ Unsorted Waste.

Most general household and yard waste can be included. Eg. Boxes, wood, cabinets, white goods, clothes, toys, carpet, computer monitors, hard drives, green waste, yard clippings, recyclable plastics, cardboard, glass, metal, furniture,  timber, laminate, general demolition, fence palings sleepers, sporting equipment, papers, documents, tree stumps – up to 30cm in diameter.

Dry paints in cans are ok as long as they are securely taped shut or empty the contents of the paint onto newspaper, let it dry and dispose of.

Liquid paints MUST NOT BE included and will incur additional charges due to damage and clean-up costs that they cause on tipping.

NOTE: Bricks, concrete, soil & large tree stumps can be included but this is likely to increase your weight quickly and cause you to go over your included weight restrictions which will incur additional charges. Ask us about separating bricks, concrete, tiles & soil from other general waste to recycle and save.

NOTE: Mattresses can be included however these must be put on top of the loaded bin (not above the rim) & additional charges will be incurred.

Skip bins MUST NOT BE overloaded or be filled above the rim under any circumstance as this causes unsafe transport to waste facility stations and you, the customer, are liable if any damage occurs from objects falling from the bin in transport. Collection may be denied if this occurs which will incur additional costs.

ONLY dirt, soil & sand are allowed to be places in these skips. No rocks, pebbles, etc
– NO other waste type allowed.

ONLY Bricks, Concrete & Tiles are allowed to be placed in these bins are allowed for it to be tipped at the all inclusive rate
– NO other waste type allowed

RECYCLED/SORTED
– NO other waste type ALLOWED

BIN CHARGE PLUS TIPPING CHARGES APPLY.

Asbestos/ Fibro can be found in many materials in houses built prior to 1987. If in doubt as to whether or not a material might contain asbestos, please consult an expert before placing it in a skip or ask for a copy of our guidelines for safe removal.

The cost to tip the asbestos is $421.05 per tonne as per the current tip prices.

Any waste containing Asbestos and any form of Insulation material is prohibited in general waste or recycled skip bins.

Dangerous or Hazardous Materials eg. Contaminated Waste, Chemicals, Liquids and Oils are also STRICTLY PROHIBITED in all skip bins. If you have these materials we can refer you on to collection centres in the local area to dispose of them.

  • Asbestos, Fibro Cement Sheeting & Insulation Materials
  • Contaminated Soil Only
  • Putrescible & Food Waste
  • Liquids, Oils and Chemicals
  • Wet paint tins
  • Gas bottles/Cylinders, Oil heaters
  • Chemicals of any kind

ADDITIONAL CHARGES APPLY – redo like this

Mattresses-  Single/ Double/ Queen/ King -$44 each

Tyres – $49.50 each

Fire Extinguisher – $6 each

Stumps over 30cm – $60-$70