Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Materials Recycling and Consolidation

Big Bin’s goal is to align itself with reducing waste directed to landfill, so our focus is to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

There are many ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste, so only a small amount of rubbish must end up in landfills. Waste disposal should be the last option.

We focus on building relationships with businesses and companies that accept recoverable resources. Companies turn waste into energy and new products. Rubbish passes through a sorting process that reclaims materials, i.e. timber, concrete, metals, green waste etc.

Products like recycled crushed concrete have a lower carbon footprint than new materials. Items such as cardboard use up to 90% of recycled cardboard to manufacture new products.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Waste

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Recyclable Material

What it’s made into

Scrap metal is shredded and processed to remove any impurities such as dirt or paint. The clean steel is used in manufacturing building products such as steel beams, plates and tubing.

What it’s made into

Timber and green waste is sorted and recycled into garden mulches, soils and energy technologies which generate electricity for industrial use and supply into the electricity grid. Find out what bins are suitable for green waste.

What it’s made into

Concrete is sorted and separated and then crushed and screened into various products such as drainage gravel, paving bedding etc. Some of this product is used to build roads and motorways. Check what bins are suitable for concrete.

What it’s made into

Batteries can transport to companies that recover the plastic and lead. The plastic is recycled into new plastic products, and the lead is melted into ingots and used to make building materials such as weatherproof roof flashing.

What it’s made into

Cardboard and paper is pulped and processed into new cardboard packaging.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We use businesses and waste disposal facilities that accept various waste types. The companies apply high levels of sorting, extraction and resource recovery. By employing value-added production methods, they produce new products. This reduces the volume of waste that ends up in a landfill.

Materials Recycling Transport

The Queensland Government Waste Levy recommenced in July 2019. This has seen a greater emphasis on industry and business recycling. We supply bins and transport them for companies that produce recyclable materials. We n transport Concrete, Bricks, Timber, Steel, Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, metals etc.

Engineering & Metal Fabrication businesses generate a regular flow of scrap metal. Scrap metal merchants buy this and on-sell it for recycling. There is an opportunity for companies that generate recoverable and saleable waste items — materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper, cardboard etc.

A customer is in a position to negotiate with buyers of recyclable products. Then use us to transport the bins of recycled materials to buyers. Businesses can offset the cost of recycling and get a premium when selling the materials.

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A large printing business approached us to begin a recycling program. They generated 30 – 60 cubic metres of paper and cardboard per week. This was a misprint and production overruns. The materials weighed 15 – 20 tonnes of paper and cardboard per week.

The company negotiated with different buyers and achieved a premium price for the material. In this case, the business generated a profit above the cost of the activity.

We consulted with the company for the purchase and construction of bins. We were able to advise them on the best bin solution at a competitive price to manufacture 2 x 30m3 bins.

This company understood the concept of reducing, Reuse, and Recycle.


A large construction company was undertaking the refurbishment of three school buildings. It included the demolition of an old hall along with the construction of a new Hall.

The Queensland Government and Education Queensland have a strong commitment to recycling. The project included the removal of a large number of recyclable materials. It included timber, steel roofing, electrical wiring and concrete.

These items were sold or disposed of at lower disposal rates once separated. The result was a 60 % reduction in the costs compared to mixing the waste and paying disposal fees.


A car dealership accumulated many ‘Ute bodies’ when ‘aluminium tray bodies’ were fitted. There was also other miscellaneous scrap metal in the workshop. Due to the size of the bodies, a larger bin allowed easy loading.

We provided a 25m bin with a rear tailgate, allowing easy loading of the bodies. This job involved our company taking the scrap metal to a scrap metal merchant. Due to the volume of this type of material, we can access higher tonnage rates to sell scrap metals for our customers. The sale of the scrap resulted in a credit/rebate back to the customer over the cost of providing our services.

Phone us today to see how we can help you obtain the best outcomes for your recyclable products.

Through our contacts in the waste & recycling industries we have access to bulk quantities of products such as,

  • Drainage aggregates from 5mm – 75mm
  • Crushed Concrete – Bedding sand up to 75mm drainage aggregates
  • Crush Concrete & Brick Drainage material
  • Crushed Porphyry 10mm, 20mm & 40mm
  • Compactable fill
  • Organic Garden Blends
  • Garden Soil Blends
  • Turf Underlay
  • Mulches (Medium to Coarse)
  • Compost

If you require bulk quantities of recycled products for landscaping or resale contact us today for a quote.

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