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Household Waste Skip Bins

Household waste, also referred to as residential waste, refers to the waste generated within a household, including items that are discarded, recycled, or composted. These waste materials come from various activities such as cooking, cleaning, gardening, and home improvement projects.

Proper disposal of household waste is essential to maintain a clean and healthy environment. One effective way to manage and dispose of household waste is by hiring a skip bin.

Whilst most types of household waste is one of the many waste types that can be disposed of in a skip bin, some, mostly the hazardous types, can only be disposed of at council facilities, please refer to the below guide for full details.

According to the NSW State of Environment, the total waste disposed of increased from 6.9 million tonnes in 2015–16 to 7.8 million tonnes in 2019–20. In the same period, the total waste recycled increased from 11.8 million tonnes to 14.1 million tonnes. Since 2015, the overall recycling rate remained relatively unchanged.

Types of Household Waste

Types of Household Waste

Textile Waste

Clothing and other textile waste

Textile waste includes clothing, bedding, and other fabric-based materials that are no longer in use. Damaged, worn out, or out-of-fashion clothes can contribute to landfill waste, but donating or recycling them can help reduce their environmental impact.

Food scraps

Food waste

Food waste includes uneaten food, food scraps, and expired products. Proper disposal of food waste, such as composting, can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide valuable nutrients to the soil. Food waste cannot be disposed of in a skip bin.

Plastic Waste

Plastic waste

Plastic waste encompasses various items like bottles, bags, containers, and packaging materials. Recycling is crucial for managing plastic waste, as it can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills. We recycle approx 80% of the plastic waste we collect.

Electronic Waste


E-waste, or electronic waste, includes discarded electronic devices such as computers, smartphones, and household appliances. E-waste can contain hazardous materials that can harm the environment if not disposed of properly. Recycling and specialised e-waste collection programs are essential for managing this type of waste and here at Tiny Tins we ensure all e-waste is recycled or disposed of appropriately.

Paper Waste


Paper waste includes newspapers, magazines, books, packaging materials, and office paper. Recycling paper helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and lowers the demand for virgin wood pulp.

Organic Waste

Organic waste

Organic waste refers to biodegradable materials such as food scraps, garden waste, and yard trimmings. Composting or using a green waste collection service can help manage organic waste responsibly. Organic waste shouldn’t be disposed of in a skip bin.

Packaging and Boxes


Packaging waste includes cardboard, plastic, and other materials used to protect and transport goods. Recycling and reusing packaging materials can help reduce their environmental impact.

Household Hazardous Waste

Chemical and Pesticides

Garden chemicals, insect repellents, and rat poison

These products contain toxic chemicals that can harm plants, animals, and humans. Dispose of them through designated hazardous waste collection programs, refer to the Wollongong City Council website for more info.

Household cleaners

Household cleaners

Many cleaning products contain chemicals that can contaminate waterways if not disposed of properly. Check for local recycling programs or special collection days where these items are accepted.

Paint tins


Paint can contain hazardous chemicals and must be disposed of appropriate services. If you have up to 20 litres of paint, you can drop it off at the Community Recycling Centre (CRC), Kembla Grange or if you have over 20 litres you can go to the Paintback program at Cleanaway Industrial Services, 10 – 12 Waynote Place, Unanderra.

Car Battery


Batteries contain heavy metals and other hazardous materials. Many recycling centers and retailers offer battery recycling services. We do not accept batteries within our skip bins.



Asbestos is a dangerous material found in some older building materials. Specialised services are required for safe removal and disposal. We do not accept asbestos as part of our waste management service.

Hiring a skip bin to dispose of household waste

Hiring a skip bin is an efficient and convenient way to manage household waste. Skip bin providers offer various sizes and types of bins to accommodate different waste materials. When hiring a skip bin, ensure that you choose the right size, inform the provider about the types of waste you’ll be disposing of, and follow local regulations on waste disposal. Here at Tiny Tins we dispose of all waste responsibly and ensure all waste disposal doesn’t affect the soil or other natural resources. Keep in mind that some hazardous waste materials, such as asbestos and e-waste, may require specialised disposal methods and should not be placed in a skip bin.

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