General Waste

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What is general waste?

General waste refers to products that are no longer of use, made up of various waste streams. While it does include most of the things you may consider to be “rubbish”, it does not comprise of liquids or hazardous waste. When hiring a skip bin, other exclusions may include food waste and soil, among other things.

What you can and can't recycle

The following is a basic list of what can and can’t be put into a general waste bin. This list is not exhaustive but does cover the most common items people consider as general waste.

Green means goRed means no
Light domestic wasteHazardous waste (such as asbestos)
Light construction wasteCleanfill/hardfill
Office wasteSoil
 Food products or food waste
 Hazardous materials, such as asbestos
general waste

It is important to note that some general waste may incur extra costs. Check with your supplier when booking for more information.

How we can help

At, we offer general waste removal around New Zealand. Our skip hire is available for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and all the major cities of New Zealand and the surrounding regions. If you would like to talk with a representative about our services, get a free quote or use our live chat feature online.