Commingled Recycling

Dry and clean recyclables such as rigid plastics, paper, cardboard, steel and aluminium can be collected in a single bin for recycling. This is the most common recycling stream for households and businesses.

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Making commingled recycling work for you

There are five types of items that can be placed in the commingled recycling bins:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Glass
  • Rigid plastics

Items accepted in the commingled waste bin may differ across Australia as they are dependent on the capability of the local facility.

Bin Sizes

What happens to your commingled recycling after collection?

At collection, the driver will do a visual check of the recycling bin to ensure there’s no contamination – like plastic bags, food or textiles. The recyclables will then be transported to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for processing. A combination of automated machinery and manual sorters sort the recyclables into different streams to be baled. Once baled, the recyclables are transported to onshore recyclers or exported to be turned into new products and materials.


Key customers

Commercial and industrial

Making commingled recycling easy for business users.


Empowering councils and residents to minimise waste sent to landfill.

Why choose Cleanaway

Tailored to your needs

Our collection times cater to your business needs, so let us handle the recycling waste solutions while you focus on running your business instead of worrying about waste.

Education makes perfect

We work with your employees to provide online training, face-to-face workshops and education sessions so that they learn put the right things in the right bin.

Your waste health check

Our waste audits and regular reports can help you identify business efficiency and landfill diversion opportunities, minimising wastage and bin contamination.

Integrated waste management solutions

We offer a total waste management solution, providing you with one account manager, one invoice and consistent, reliable services.

More solutions for General Waste and Recycling

Businesses can divert more waste from landfill and improve sustainability rates with tailored general waste and recycling management.
Interested in a Cleanaway service?

Contact us directly on 13 13 39 or fill up one of these short forms. We will get back to you as soon as possible with your request or booking.

Find your nearest Cleanaway team

We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karratha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.