Rubbish Types

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Home Rubbish Types

All sorts of things end up in skip bins, and most of them can be put in Zoom Mobile Skips. However, there are some things that are prohibited, or need to be segregated into their own bin.

The items that require the most careful treatment are things that are toxic to either people or the environment, such as asbestos, poisons, and industrial chemicals.

Acceptable and non-acceptable items are listed below.Please call us on 0408 088 142 for further advice on what we can and can’t take.

Items We Accept
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans and foil
  • Aluminium windows
  • Doors
  • Newspapers, magazines & books
  • Office paper and envelopes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes
  • Milk and egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes and wrapping
  • Polystyrene
  • Steel food cans
  • Steel paint cans (empty)
  • Steel aerosol cans (empty)
  • Juice cartons and plastic soft drink bottles
  • Grass clippings
  • Small branches
  • Twigs
  • Garden prunings
  • Lawn clippings
  • Weeds, leaves, and flowers
  • Tree stumps (maximum diameter 25cm)
  • Timber logs
  • Small timber offcuts
  • Old pot plants and pots
  • Untreated timber
  • Palettes (broken down)
  • Plasterboard
  • Clothing charity bins
  • Rags
  • Bubble wrap/thin film plastic/plastic bags
  • Electrical cable
  • Scrap metals
  • Tyres (extra charge applies)
  • Mattresses (extra charge applies)
Items We Don't Accept
  • Cooking oil
  • Gas bottles
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Sump oil
  • Used oil filters
  • Batteries – single use or rechargeable
  • Paints and thinners
  • Household cleaners
  • Household chemicals
  • Synthetic chemicals
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg
  • Batteries – disposable or rechargeable
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Acids
  • Any liquids
  • Medical waste
  • Grease trap waste
  • Containers filled with oil
  • Contaminated soil
  • Computers & accessories
  • Other electronics
  • Electrical appliances
  • Electrical appliances – battery operated
  • Mobile phones
  • Computer equipment and accessories (desktop PCs, laptops, monitors, hard drives, keyboards etc…)
  • Home office equipment (printers, scanners, photocopiers, fax machines etc…)
  • Electronic games and toys
  • Entertainment equipment (televisions, stereos, DVD players, hi-fi equipment, speakers etc…)

Please note – Most Councils have an e-waste drop off, please call your local council for more information regarding e-waste.

Items Expressly Prohibited

  • Asbestos
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive materials

Items accepted in limited quantities (less than three wheelbarrows per bin in total)

  • Concrete & Bricks
  • Dirt, Rocks & Rubble
  • Soil & Sand
  • Roof tiles
  • Bathroom tiles (with concrete backing)

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