Waste Management for your Business

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NSW EPA Bin Trim Tool

Bin Trim is a free online portal to help businesses measure their waste, and find out how to waste less and save more.  Any business, large or small in NSW can take advantage of Bin Trim. The NSW EPA Business Program provides free tools, resources support and funding to help businesses reduce waste and understand the circular economy.

Businesses may be eligible for:

  • Bin Trim Business App support to asses your waste
  • Rebate of up to 50% of the cost of equipment and technology for waste avoidance and recycling through Bin Trim Equipment Rebates
  • Free waste assessments and support in identified sectors through the Bin Trim Networks Program. 

For more information about Bin Trim, please see:

 

How to reduce your waste

Avoiding and reducing waste before it enters your business can help minimise the cost associated with recycling or disposing of waste. The NSW EPA recommends following these principles and asking these questions:

  • Avoid: Do we need it?
  • Reduce: Do we need so much?
  • Reuse: Can we use it again?
  • Recycle: Can someone else use it or can it be converted into something new?

     

    Some examples of ways this can be done include:

  • Working with suppliers to reduce packaging such as buying things in bulk.
  • Using re-fills where possible.
  • Where possible, purchase durable/ good quality items that won’t need to be replaced as frequently.

 

Why should I recycle?

Recycling is important for businesses for several reasons:

  • Recycling may reduce costs associated with waste disposal
  • Recycling may enhance your businesses reputation
  • Recycling benefits the community and environment

NSW EPA - What materials can my business recycle?.

 

What Items can my business recycle?

This depends on the type of business that you operate, and the type of waste that you generate. Examples of materials your business could recycle include:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Electronic waste
  • Garden organics
  • Glass
  • Metals such as aluminium and steel
  • Wood and timber

 

Recycling and disposal options

The following directories list organisations that accept waste for recycling or disposal. Please note that fees may apply to drop off materials at these facilities. You may like to call ahead before dropping anything off.

 

The nearest Resource Recovery Facility to The Hills is:

REDMONDIS Resource Recovery Facility

29 Powers Road, Seven Hills

Ph. 13 73 73 

Grants

To view a list of available grants, please refer to the NSW EPA Grants Calendar here.

 

Other useful websites

The following websites provide further information about how you can measure, manage and reduce your business waste: