Waste Management

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.

Commercial Wastes

Includes non-hazardous solid waste produced by shops, offices, restaurants and hospitals.

Regulated Wastes

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.

Customer Service Standards Water Supply and Sewerage Systems (PDF)