Waste Guide

In the normal course of life, different streams of waste are generated, each requiring a specialised for of handling.  The most common forms of waste are categorised as…

 

General waste – this is the catch-all for waste which heads to the local landfill.  As the name implies, general waste covers lots of categories of commercial, building and household products.

 

Paper & cardboard – paper and cardboard are collected and recycled to produce more paper and carboard products. Recycling of paper and cardboard ensures that fewer trees are harvested for paper production.

 

Recycling – co-mingled recycled waste is collected then segregated at the Tambo Waste recycling centre. Products which can be collected for recycling include glass, plastic containers, milk cartons.

 

Green waste – This covers off garden organics which are collected, chipped and then composted.

 

Asbestos – asbestos is classified as a hazardous material requiring specialised handling. Licensed and trained contractors are required to remove and handle asbestos. Approved operators such as Tambo Waste are also licensed to transport asbestos from the work site to designated waste facilities.

 

Prescribed waste –  this covers a broad range of specific waste products which need product specific handling and treatment. Some of the waste products included are grease traps, used cooking oils, contaminated soil, used oil filters and so on.

 

Medical waste – waste product generated at medical centres, hospitals, vet clinics, dentists and so on require special handling and specialised disposal procedures. 

 

 

Scrap metal & steel – most metals can be collected and recycled.   Steel, aluminium, brass, lead and copper can all be collected by scrap metal specialists and directed to appropriate recycling centres.