Apr 272016

Business waste items

Bin Trim is an assistance program for small to medium businesses.

It has been designed by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority to quickly identify simple actions a business can implement to start cutting waste and potentially reduce waste management costs.

Use the online tool to assess your business waste or have your assessment completed for you for free by an EPA-funded Bin Trim Assessor.

Your business may also be eligible for a rebate of up to $50,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment.

Find out more on the EPA’s website.

What types of waste does Bin Trim apply to?

Bin Trim can be used for all types of business waste including office waste, food waste, plastics and general mixed waste.
Trial the Bin Trim tool now

Bin Trim is designed for use in MS Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010. Bin Trim is not supported for use in Apple Mac versions of Excel.
Step 1: Download Bin Trim

 Posted by at 1:48 pm
Apr 112016

A plan that will allow people, anywhere in the world to transform plastic waste into valuable things.

The world is submerged with plastic, from the heights of Himalayas to the depths of the Atlantic ocean we have tons of toxic plastic laying around

Whether we like it or not, plastic is our inherited toxic legacy. Let’s use it as a resource to create new value and social innovation.
Join the revolution. Start building!


 Posted by at 10:46 am
Mar 042016

About RecyclingNearYou

This site contains information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and many more. To find options near you use the Search function above or call the Recycling Hotline on 1300 733 712 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm EST).

The new free RecycleSmart App is Australia’s most comprehensive recycling app using data drawn from Planet Ark’s RecyclingNearYou site. It provides information for every council area in Australia and enables residents to search for both kerbside and drop off services for a huge range of materials on their phone or tablet.

the RecycleSmart app can be found here on the recyclenearyou website

 Posted by at 4:29 pm
Feb 242016

Whilst it sometimes seems great that a business is recycling something. the truth is they often capture recycled goods and lock them up only releasing them when someone pays to take the item. As long as recycled goods are sitting in storage there is a fair argument that they have not actually being recycled. Now consider them antiques, heritage, reconditioned or restored and the ticket price goes up further and they may be even slower to find a new home.

FreeCycle looks at if differently, just give it away (Offer) for free, ask for something (wanted) and indicate when it has being claimed (taken).


The Freecycle Network™ is made up of thousands of groups with millions of members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box. Have fun!

Example Search For Sydney Groups

 Posted by at 10:13 am