Waste Type & Processing


We recycle over 80% of a wide range of waste from the general public, households, commercial operators, and local construction companies, builders and other organisations.

Paper & Cardboard

  • Paper and cardboard can be recycled into other products such as packaging, toilet paper and egg cartons can be recycled up to eight time.
  • Every year around 3.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard is used in Australia. This is enough to fill 160,000 large semi-trailers
  • When paper is disposed of in landfill rather than recycled, it creates greenhouse gas methane as it breaks down.
  • Manufacturing recycled paper can use up to 90% less water and 50% less energy than making it from trees
  • Using recycled paper saves trees. For every 100 reams of recycled office paper that is printed doubled sided will save two trees, more than one tonne of greenhouse gas and almost a cubic metre of landfill space.

Rubble

Building & Demolition Waste consisting of a mixture of soil / clay, brick, concrete, asphalt. Must not contain any other material (Example: light rubbish).

VENM – Virgin Excavated Natural Material

Soil is a natural product and is called VENM Virgin Excavated Natural Material at the Recycling centres. These products can include, soil, sand stone, bush rock and clay. Recycled products such as this go through at a reduced rate. In order for this product to be classed as VENM it must be completely void of any other man made contaminates such as timber or concrete.

These products can have a compaction rate of up to 1.6 tonnes per cubic meters depending on how it is loaded into the skip bin. Brown Bros. Skip Bins can only offer Bins from 2m3 to 8m3 for this product. (weight limitations apply)

  • Clean Fill
  • Virgin Excavated Natural Material Soil
  • Clay
  • Shale
  • Sandstone
  • Sand – must not contain any other material.

Steel & Metal

Steel and Metal can be classed in to two categories, Ferrous or Non Ferrous. Ferrous metals are products such as steel and stainless. Non Ferrous metals are products such as Aluminium and Cooper.

These materials are all recyclable and will go through at a discounted rate, if the products are separated into a single bin. Brown Bros. Skip Bins can supply bins ranging from 2m325m3 depending on the quantity and dimensions of your load. Our specialised Marrel and Hook bin trucks can access a variety of locations.

Vegetation

Landfill sites are emitting dangerous toxins, leachate and greenhouse gases. When organic material such as food scraps and green waste is put in landfill, it is generally compacted down and covered. This removes the oxygen and causes it to break down in an anaerobic process. Eventually this releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Tyres

BBSB does not except vehicle tyres within our general waste bins, unless prior arrangement has been made.

Brick / Concrete / Tiles

A strong demand for recovered bricks and concrete means used bricks and concrete have a good chance of being reused or recycled, making saving on landfill and disposal costs.

  • High quality bricks can be reused.
  • Can be crushed and used as a landscaping medium, as road base and in a range of other uses.
  • Reinforced concrete can be crushed and separated from steel (which is also recycled).
  • Broken or chipped bricks are crushed, graded and used in road base, driveways and for drainage, road construction
  • Clean brick and concrete materials are a cost-effective alternative to the use of sand and gravel

Demolition

Construction waste includes building materials such as insulation, nails, electrical wiring, shingle, and roofing as well as waste originating from site preparation such as dredging materials, tree stumps, and rubble. Construction waste may contain lead, asbestos, or other hazardous substances.

There is the potential to recycle many elements of construction waste. Rubble can be crushed and reused in construction projects. Waste wood can also be recovered and recycled.

Gyprock

Gyprock/plasterboard products are manufactured from gypsum, paper and a small amount of additives. The paper liner board used for plasterboard and cornice is made from 100% recycled newspapers and cartons and the additives are benign materials such as gypsum, starch and detergent. Gyprock recycles more than 95% of its manufacturing waste either back into the production process or through conversion to by-products such as soil conditioners for the agricultural industry.

Gyprock recommends that builders and contractors consider recycling their plasterboard waste, helping the environment by reducing landfill while reducing tipping fees and site clean-up costs, and improving site safety through better resource management.

Office Waste

Depending on your access, we have Skip Bins ranging from 2m325m3. Office waste can range from books through to desks and chairs. Our specialised trucks can position your skip bin into most accessible locations. A majority of office waste is recyclable but if mixed, will go through as general waste. For those larger office and warehouse clean outs, Brown Bros Skip Bins recommends the use of multiple bins to segregate your waste. Products such as steel chairs and filing cabinets will go through at a reduced rate.

White Goods & Appliances

White Goods & Appliances are all recyclable products. They are classed as ferrous metals and will be charged at a reduced rate, if they are in separate skip bins. Brown Bros Skip Bins is committed to minimise our impact on the environment by working with our customers to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions. Depending on your access, we have Skip Bins ranging from 2m325m3

Construction / Building & Commercial Waste


Building sites generally produce a lot of waste, however a majority of these materials can be recycled such as brick & concrete, steel & metal, and soil. We encourage all our customers to separate products such as these where ever possible. We do understand that sometimes this process is not economically viable and can be very labour intensive. Brown Bros Skip Bins can supply a variety of different sized bins to suit your requirements ranging from 2m325m3.

General commercial waste, green waste and special commercial wastes classes II to V waste and concrete encapsulated class V waste.

Contaminated Commercial Waste Accepted

We accept a range of solid wastes including Class I, II, III and IV wastes; this includes contaminated soils, industrial process wastes, treated timber and asbestos.

Construction & Commercial Waste Recycling
Construction & Commercial Waste Recycling

Asbestos & Asbestos Cement

Asbestos is classified as a Type 1 special waste. If your home was built or renovated before 1987, you may be surprised where asbestos products have been used in your home.

Products made from bonded asbestos cement that may have been used in your home include:

  • Fibro sheeting (flat and corrugated) in walls and ceilings
  • Water drainage and flue pipes
  • Roofing shingles and guttering
  • The backing of floor coverings can be found in numerous locations, in and outside your home.
  • Backing of vinyl sheet floor covering
  • Carpet underlay
  • Cement flooring
  • Compressed asbestos sheet
  • Flues to fireplaces
  • Insulation below wood heater
  • Internal and external ventilators
  • Internal angle mouldings
  • Internal walls & ceiling
  • Kitchen splashback
  • Loose fill insulation in roof cavity
  • “Tilux” marble finish wall panel
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Wall sheeting
Friable Asbestos Waste
Friable Asbestos Waste
Non-Friable Asbestos Waste
Non-Friable Asbestos Waste

Types of Asbestos


Non-friable Asbestos

Non-friable is the most common form of asbestos and includes a range of asbestos cement products such as fencing and roofing sheets, as well as vinyl asbestos tiles. Non-friable asbestos has a binder that holds the asbestos fibres in a solid matrix.

Friable Asbestos

Friable asbestos products are generally quite loose and, when dry, can be crumbled into fine material or dust with very light pressure, such as crushing with your hand. These products usually contain high levels of asbestos (up to 100% in some cases), which is loosely held in the product so that the asbestos fibres are easily released into the air. Bonded asbestos products that have been damaged or badly weathered (including hail damage), may also become friable.

Please use asbestos waste bags, drums or bins, a waste skip, vehicle tray or similar container. Asbestos should be sealed in double-lined, heavy-duty plastic sheeting or double bagged before they are placed in the skip.  Once the skip is full its contents should be completely sealed with the plastic sheeting.

Friable Asbestos Contaminated Soil

If friable asbestos is identified in or on soil, all the following actions are recommended:

  • isolate and secure the area by installing warning signs and a temporary barricade (eg marker tape) around the affected area to prevent anyone from accidentally disturbing the materials and generating airborne asbestos fibres
  • to minimise the release of fibres into the air keep soil damp (but not flooded); and, if it is safe to do so, cover the area with plastic sheeting

Asbestos Waste Information

For Up To Date Asbestos Waste Information, Please visit
The NSW Environment Protection Authority

Residential & Domestic Waste


Household Waste

Household waste can be made up of a variety of materials, from furniture to old sporting equipment. These items can build up over time creating clutter around the home.

Brown Bros Skips Bins offers skip’s starting from 2m3 through to 10m3 (access limitations apply). Our specialised trucks can access the most challenging locations. We have 6500 tonne marrel truck for those tight locations or our 14 tonne hook trucks which can position bins in garages or under low lying eves.

Concrete Waste / Construction / Building waste
Concrete Waste / Construction / Building waste
Brick & Concrete Waste / Construction / Building waste
Brick & Concrete Waste / Construction / Building waste

Household Waste Accepted

  • Greenwaste & Vegetation
  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Rubble & Demolition
  • Steel
  • Ceramics
  • Window Panes & Shower Cubicle Glass
  • Electronic waste
    Accepted electronic waste items include:

    • Televisions
    • Desktop PC
    • Laptop PC
    • Tablets
    • Hard drives
    • Keyboards
    • Computer mice
    • Computer power supplies
    • Network and memory cards
    • Floppy disc and CD / DVD drives
    • Printers
    • Scanners
    • Faxes

Hazardous Waste NOT Accepted

  • Acid
  • Automotive fluids (coolant, brake fluid)
  • Batteries (car, truck and household batteries)
  • Bleach
  • Car care products
  • Chemicals, pesticides & herbicides
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Gas cylinders
  • Old art supplies
  • Paint
  • Paint thinners
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pressurized gas cylinders
  • Scheduled poisons S2-S7
  • Solvents

Please call us to arrange collection of the following waste (additional fee may apply):

  • Car bodies
  • Tyres
  • Mattresses

Waste Classification


Class I Waste

  • Clean fill – material that has no harmful effect on the environment and consists of rocks or soil arising from the excavation of undisturbed material such as clay, gravel, sand and soil.
  • Type 1 inert waste – non-hazardous and non-biodegradable waste such as bricks, concrete and asphalt waste resulting from road construction.
  • Type 2 inert waste – non-biodegradable organic materials, such as shredded tyres, that are flammable and require special management to reduce the risk of fires.
  • Type 3 inert waste – material from licensed secondary waste treatment plants.
  • Contaminated solid wastes specified for class I landfills – waste that is generally capable of being moved by a spade at normal temperatures and does not contain, or is comprised of, any free liquids or liquids that may be released during transport.
  • Type 1 special waste – asbestos waste that is regarded as hazardous but which, with special management techniques, may be disposed of safely.

Class II Waste

  • Includes all class I wastes, except for type 3 inert waste
  • Putrescible waste – waste that is likely to become putrid such as food and plant materials.
  • Type 2 special waste – biomedical waste that does not require incineration and which is approved for supervised burial.
  • Contaminated solid waste specified for class II landfills.

Class III & IV Waste

Class III waste includes all Class I and Class II wastes plus additional contaminated solid wastes which meet specific criteria for Class III landfills and require specific license conditions.

Class IV waste includes all of the above plus further additional contaminated solid wastes. Red Hill is the only waste management facility in the Perth metropolitan area licensed to receive Class IV waste.