When disposing of your general waste, whether in an E&E Waste Frontlift Bin or a Roadside bin, it’s important to know what can or cannot be accepted. There are many reasons why some items cannot be accepted, ranging from high fire risk, to environmental hazards and even weight limits.
Please review the below lists before deciding on disposing of your general waste items. If you still have questions, please send us a query through our Contact Page.
Waste Materials We Accept
If your bin contains items not on this list, then it could mean collection may not occur.
General domestic and household waste – Waste that can be bagged-up
Items under 50cm in length – Longer items should be cut down
Food scraps and waste – Including expired items
Paper and cardboard
Glass, including pyrex and ovenproof glass
Drinking glasses – Must be wrapped
Plastic items, such as bags and wrap
Textiles, such as clothing and blankets
Used Nappies (diapers) – Disposable and cloth
Ceramic, china, pottery – No heavy or large pots
Styrofoam, polystyrene – Must be broken up
Light bulbs, including fluorescent lamps
Mirrors, windows, automotive glass and safety glass
Garden waste and green waste
Disposable/single-use items – such as coffee cups
Rapid antigen home test kits – Must be in a plastic bag
Waste Materials NOT Accepted
It is important to avoid the following as many of these items can damage or destroy the bins and vehicles transporting the waste. For example, large or heavy pieces can damage the internal paddles in the collection vehicles. Ash may catch fire and chemicals can destroy equipment and be hazardous to employees.
X Items longer than 50cm – eg. Plastic pipe, fixtures, fittings, plasterboard, building materials X Chemicals or empty chemical containers X Engine oil or cooking oil – or oil of any kind X Construction items – Such as bricks, concrete, masonry, tiles, rocks, etc. X Flammable liquids of any kind Tyres of any kind X Hot ashes – Dispose in your garden X Metals scrap X Batteries of any kind – Can start fires X Vehicle or motor parts X Liquid waste or any kind X Paint tins – Either empty or containing paint X Asbestos – or items suspected of containing asbestos X Gas cylinders – Drop at local service station X White goods, such as fridges and washers X Electric and electronic waste – eg. Televisions, computers, toasters etc. X Treated timber – eg. cabinetry, laminates, fence palings. X Dead animals X Mattresses X Furniture
Options for Disposal of Other Items
Many of our waste facilities offer disposal options for these items. For further information read the Waste facilities article.
Keep in mind there are many charitable organisations that may want your good, usable household items such as crockery, glassware and clothing. Look for these organisations in the White Pages or through a Google search.
To make it easy to decide which bin to use, we’ve created a ‘What goes in each bin’ flyer to print and keep at home.
E&E Waste is a locally owned and family run business, owned and operated by Shane McGuire. Although E&E Waste was officially started in 2002, Shane has been serving the people of Goondiwindi since 1986 and is actively involved in local and regional clubs and community events with his wife Paula.