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What is Waste?

Waste is part of everyday living. Waste can be classified in several different categories according to the source and method of its collection.

Domestic or Municipal Waste – includes household waste collected weekly by Councils kerbside service; wastes taken by individuals to landfill sites, and wastes collected from cleanup days and public litter bins.

Commercial Wastes – includes non-hazardous solid wastes produced by shops, offices, restaurants and hospitals.

Regulated Wastes – are wastes with properties that require special consideration and handling. Special wastes may be of a commercial or industrial source and can include treated medical waste, asbestos, contaminated soil, oils, rubber tyres, batteries and any type of hazardous waste.

How do I access a locked waste facility?

For all enquiries regarding Council’s waste disposal facilities including how to obtain an access, please contact Council’s Environment Health Department on 1300 696 272.