General Waste

Our General Waste Service means that we provide you with a bin and empty it for you on a pre-agreed schedule of service.  You will use this bin for waste that cannot realistically be segregated into Mixed Recycling or Glass containers.  Setting up an account with us is very quick and easy – it takes minutes and can all be done by telephone and email.  We can have your bin delivered in 5 – 7 days.  Please call us now on 03301 242 535 (local rate call) if you have any questions.

 

“Due to the restraints put on my staff by the need to serve customers at speed, separating waste is not realistic.  CheaperWaste provided a simple and efficient mixed General Waste bin at a great price”
GREG THORNTON
DIRECTOR, EDEN VALLEY PUB CO. 

 What Is General Waste?

General Waste is basically run-of-the-mill rubbish that is free of any apparent or actual pathological / infectious, radioactive or hazardous chemical contamination.

Office Waste – Paper, boxes, folders, which cannot be recycled.

Disposable cloth, paper, plastic, or glass items.

Decontaminated media or labware.

Styrofoam, bottles and cans which cannot be recycled.

Uncontaminated animal bedding.

General Waste refers to waste classified as non-hazardous and can be defined as waste that does not pose an immediate threat to humans or the environment.

General Waste includes:

Household and domestic waste

Builder’s rubble

Garden waste

Dry industrial or commercial waste

Small volumes of hazardous materials such as batteries, fluorescent tubes and paint sludge usually end up in domestic waste and become included in general waste operations, but are not strictly part of the definition of ’General Waste’.  This is permissible within reason.