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Waste Types

Waste Types Information

With the re-introduction of the Queensland Government Waste Levy on 1st July 2019, correct identification and classification of waste type became crucial. The Waste Levy is a government-imposed tax charged at a fixed rate of $93.50 including GST (as of 1st July 2021) per tonne on material taken to landfill, making the type of waste and the weight of the bin critical in determining price. The Waste Levy is in addition to what the landfill already charges for waste disposal.

We currently have the following waste classifications. While the descriptions of the different waste classes are listed here not all prices are available on the website, in some cases you will have to contact our office to obtain a quote. The first three classes of waste and to a lesser extent the fourth, would be those most likely to be applicable for commercial, domestic or homeowner use. If in any doubt about classification of waste, please call our office during business hours.

Mattresses can be placed in any general waste bin but will attract an additional charge.
Because we dump by weight there are two classes of green waste:

Light Green Waste

This will be green waste produced from light hand pruning type activity and fallen palm fronds and branches. There should not be any item of vegetation in the skip bin with a diameter in excess of 75mm. These bins are taken to a mulch yard so the vegetation can be recycled into garden mulch so any other waste in the bin will result in substantial additional charges.

Heavy Green Waste

This is green waste which contains stems, branches or trunks which are in excess of 75mm. This would typically be used when a tree is cut down or severely pruned with a chain saw for instance. These bins are taken to a mulch yard so the vegetation can be recycled into garden mulch so any other waste in the bin will result in substantial additional charges.

Light General Waste.

This is a classification which is suitable for most domestic and commercial use but must not contain any hard or heavy materials such as soil, concrete, blocks, bricks and pavers. The weight of the material must not exceed 150 kg per cubic metre. Green waste can be included but should be kept separate from the general waste as much as possible. This type of waste would include such things as old furniture, bikes, old domestic appliances, and old clothing, but must not include any of the prohibited items listed below. This is the most common classification for household use. Bins loaded beyond allowable weight will attract additional charges which must be paid before the bin will be emptied.

General Waste.

This classification is as for Light General Waste but can also include a small quantity of heavier type material such as a few left over blocks and pavers which people sometimes have around their house. The weight of the bin contents must not exceed 225 kg per cubic metre. This classification would most likely apply where you are cleaning up after a small project around the home but have decided to have a good general clean out as well. The skip must not include any of the prohibited items listed below. This is the second most common classification for household use. Bins loaded beyond allowable weight will attract additional charges which must be paid before the bin will be emptied.

Heavy General Waste.

The same type of waste as for general waste but there is allowance for even more weight. A typical application of this type of waste would be where an old paling fence was being removed and the concrete footings with a small amount of soil attached and vegetation growing on the old fence was included in the bin. The weight of the material in the bin should not exceed 300 kg per cubic metre. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below. Bins loaded beyond allowable weight will attract additional charges which must be paid before the bin will be emptied.

Light Fit-off Waste.

This class of waste is essentially a sub-class of builders waste and relates to waste from the fit-off stage of the building process. Bins from this stage contain a substantial amount of packaging waste. The density of material in bins of this class would be less than 150kg per cubic metre. Weight wise there is not much that can be diverted from landfill in bins of this class so disposal cost is high. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below.

Builders Waste.

This will be waste from job sites which has an estimated density of less than 600 kg per cubic metre. This classification will cover waste generated in normal construction activity, i.e. timber, insulation, packaging, block off-cuts, broken blocks, plasterboard, roofing material, broken tiles and tile off-cuts, old formwork, bits of reo mesh etc. There can be small amounts of waste concrete. In short, all waste generated from normal construction activity, but there must be NO heavy material such as soil, sand, gravel, stone, loam or more than a small amount of concrete etc in the bin. Our experience is that, provided no excessive amounts of waste concrete and no soil from site cleans or excavations etc is included, this class of bin will not exceed the allowed limit of 600 kg per cubic metre. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below.

The addition of heavier material such as soil, sand, gravel, stone, loam and concrete will result in the bin being classed as Mixed Construction and Demolition Waste.

Mixed Construction and Demolition Waste.

This classification is a mix of any of the other classes of waste.. This class of bin would include such things as powder from floor grinding and mixed demolition waste from demolition activity mixed with heavier materials such as soil and other excavated material and concrete. Estimated density of this type of material is between 600 and 1500kg per cubic metre. Excess limits will apply. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below.

Clean Concrete Waste.

This is clean concrete or blockwork from demolition type activities. There can be some clean soil material mixed with the concrete. Other than concrete and soil there must be no other types of waste in a bin of this class. Our prices are worked out on a density of 1000kg per cubic metre, but since concrete weighs around 2400kg per cubic metre there is a possibility that there would be excess charges for bins which are in excess of our weight allowance. There must be no other type of waste material in the bin.

Dirty Inert Waste.

This is the type of waste which could result from a site prep. by a bobcat or excavator. Material which might be included would be a mixture of soil and excavated material, sand, gravel, stones, vegetation, and concrete. there MUST be no material which can be classed as Builders Waste. Our prices are calculated on a density of 1400kg per cubic metre and excess weight charges apply.

Clean Inert Waste.

This can be soil and excavated material which can contain stones but there should be nothing over 300mm in size. There MUST be no material which can be classed as Builders Waste or vegetation of any type. Our prices are calculated on a density of 1400kg per cubic metre and excess weight charges apply.

Metal Only.

This bin must contain metal only. No other type of waste allowed.

There are some things which must not be put in any skip bin. Essentially these are items that are environmentally hazardous, or potentially dangerous such as:

• Asbestos and fibro or fibre cement products
• Lead acid batteries
• Paints
• Fuels and Oils
• Solvents and thinners
• Vehicle tyres
• Gas cylinders
• Explosives
• Dead fish or animals
• Food waste that would normally go into your wheelie bin

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Waste Types Information

With the re-introduction of the Queensland Government Waste Levy on 1st July 2019, correct identification and classification of waste type became crucial. The Waste Levy is a government-imposed tax charged at a fixed rate of $93.50 including GST (as of 1st July 2021) per tonne on material taken to landfill, making the type of waste and the weight of the bin critical in determining price. The Waste Levy is in addition to what the landfill already charges for waste disposal.

We currently have the following waste classifications. While the descriptions of the different waste classes are listed here not all prices are available on the website, in some cases you will have to contact our office to obtain a quote. The first three classes of waste and to a lesser extent the fourth, would be those most likely to be applicable for commercial, domestic or homeowner use. If in any doubt about classification of waste, please call our office during business hours.

Mattresses can be placed in any general waste bin but will attract an additional charge.
Because we dump by weight there are two classes of green waste:

Light Green Waste

This will be green waste produced from light hand pruning type activity and fallen palm fronds and branches. There should not be any item of vegetation in the skip bin with a diameter in excess of 75mm. These bins are taken to a mulch yard so the vegetation can be recycled into garden mulch so any other waste in the bin will result in substantial additional charges.

Heavy Green Waste

This is green waste which contains stems, branches or trunks which are in excess of 75mm. This would typically be used when a tree is cut down or severely pruned with a chain saw for instance. These bins are taken to a mulch yard so the vegetation can be recycled into garden mulch so any other waste in the bin will result in substantial additional charges.

Light General Waste.

This is a classification which is suitable for most domestic and commercial use but must not contain any hard or heavy materials such as soil, concrete, blocks, bricks and pavers. The weight of the material must not exceed 150 kg per cubic metre. Green waste can be included but should be kept separate from the general waste as much as possible. This type of waste would include such things as old furniture, bikes, old domestic appliances, and old clothing, but must not include any of the prohibited items listed below. This is the most common classification for household use. Bins loaded beyond allowable weight will attract additional charges which must be paid before the bin will be emptied.

General Waste.

This classification is as for Light General Waste but can also include a small quantity of heavier type material such as a few left over blocks and pavers which people sometimes have around their house. The weight of the bin contents must not exceed 225 kg per cubic metre. This classification would most likely apply where you are cleaning up after a small project around the home but have decided to have a good general clean out as well. The skip must not include any of the prohibited items listed below. This is the second most common classification for household use. Bins loaded beyond allowable weight will attract additional charges which must be paid before the bin will be emptied.

Heavy General Waste.

The same type of waste as for general waste but there is allowance for even more weight. A typical application of this type of waste would be where an old paling fence was being removed and the concrete footings with a small amount of soil attached and vegetation growing on the old fence was included in the bin. The weight of the material in the bin should not exceed 300 kg per cubic metre. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below. Bins loaded beyond allowable weight will attract additional charges which must be paid before the bin will be emptied.

Light Fit-off Waste.

This class of waste is essentially a sub-class of builders waste and relates to waste from the fit-off stage of the building process. Bins from this stage contain a substantial amount of packaging waste. The density of material in bins of this class would be less than 150kg per cubic metre. Weight wise there is not much that can be diverted from landfill in bins of this class so disposal cost is high. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below.

Builders Waste.

This will be waste from job sites which has an estimated density of less than 600 kg per cubic metre. This classification will cover waste generated in normal construction activity, i.e. timber, insulation, packaging, block off-cuts, broken blocks, plasterboard, roofing material, broken tiles and tile off-cuts, old formwork, bits of reo mesh etc. There can be small amounts of waste concrete. In short, all waste generated from normal construction activity, but there must be NO heavy material such as soil, sand, gravel, stone, loam or more than a small amount of concrete etc in the bin. Our experience is that, provided no excessive amounts of waste concrete and no soil from site cleans or excavations etc is included, this class of bin will not exceed the allowed limit of 600 kg per cubic metre. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below.

The addition of heavier material such as soil, sand, gravel, stone, loam and concrete will result in the bin being classed as Mixed Construction and Demolition Waste.

Mixed Construction and Demolition Waste.

This classification is a mix of any of the other classes of waste.. This class of bin would include such things as powder from floor grinding and mixed demolition waste from demolition activity mixed with heavier materials such as soil and other excavated material and concrete. Estimated density of this type of material is between 600 and 1500kg per cubic metre. Excess limits will apply. The skip bin must not include any of the prohibited items listed below.

Clean Concrete Waste.

This is clean concrete or blockwork from demolition type activities. There can be some clean soil material mixed with the concrete. Other than concrete and soil there must be no other types of waste in a bin of this class. Our prices are worked out on a density of 1000kg per cubic metre, but since concrete weighs around 2400kg per cubic metre there is a possibility that there would be excess charges for bins which are in excess of our weight allowance. There must be no other type of waste material in the bin.

Dirty Inert Waste.

This is the type of waste which could result from a site prep. by a bobcat or excavator. Material which might be included would be a mixture of soil and excavated material, sand, gravel, stones, vegetation, and concrete. there MUST be no material which can be classed as Builders Waste. Our prices are calculated on a density of 1400kg per cubic metre and excess weight charges apply.

Clean Inert Waste.

This can be soil and excavated material which can contain stones but there should be nothing over 300mm in size. There MUST be no material which can be classed as Builders Waste or vegetation of any type. Our prices are calculated on a density of 1400kg per cubic metre and excess weight charges apply.

Metal Only.

This bin must contain metal only. No other type of waste allowed.

There are some things which must not be put in any skip bin. Essentially these are items that are environmentally hazardous, or potentially dangerous such as:

• Asbestos and fibro or fibre cement products
• Lead acid batteries
• Paints
• Fuels and Oils
• Solvents and thinners
• Vehicle tyres
• Gas cylinders
• Explosives
• Dead fish or animals
• Food waste that would normally go into your wheelie bin

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