What is Waste?
Waste is part of every day living. Waste can be classified in several different categories according to the source and method of its collection:
Domestic or Municipal Waste
Includes household waste collected weekly by Council's kerbside service; waste taken by individuals to landfill sites, and waste collected from cleanup days and public litter bins.
Includes non-hazardous solid waste produced by shops, offices, restaurants and hospitals.
Includes waste that requires special consideration and handling. Special waste may be of a commercial or industrial source and can include treated medical waste, asbestos, contaminated soil, oils, rubber tyres, batteries and any type of hazardous waste.