Accepted Waste and Rubbish

All sorts of things end up in skip bins, and most of them can be put in Trailer Trash mobile skip bins. There are, however, some things that are prohibited, or need to be segregated into their own bin. The items that require the most careful treatment are things that are toxic to either people or the environment, such as asbestos, poisons, and industrial chemicals.

Below you can find information on some of the acceptable items, and some of the prohibited or limited items. Please call us on 1300 T TRASH (1300 887 274) for further advice on what we can and can’t take.

Prohibited Items






Radioactive materials

Things to Watch Out For

These items may consume your weight allowance very quickly.


Concrete and rubble


Dirt, soil and sand






Roof tiles and bathroom tiles (with concrete backing)

Acceptable Items

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans and foil
  • Polystyrene
  • Steel food cans
  • Steel paint cans (empty)
  • Steel aerosol cans (empty)
  • Juice cartons and plastic soft drink bottles
  • Bubble wrap, thin film plastic and plastic bags
Paper and Cardboard
  • Newspapers, magazines, books, phone books
  • Office paper and envelopes
  • Pizza boxes
  • Milk and egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes and wrapping
Green Waste
  • Grass clippings
  • Small branches
  • Twigs
  • Garden prunings
  • Lawn clippings
  • Weeds, leaves and flowers
  • Tree stumps (maximum diameter 25cm)
  • Timber logs
  • Old pot plants and pots
Building Waste
  • Aluminium windows
  • Doors
  • Small timber offcuts
  • Untreated timber
  • Palettes (broken down)
  • Plasterboard
Appliances and Electronics
  • Electrical appliances including whitegoods and household appliances
  • Entertainment equipment such televisions, stereos, and DVD players
  • Battery operated appliances*
  • Computers & accessories*
  • Home office equipment such as printers, scanners, and photocopiers
  • Electronic games and toys*
  • Electrical cable
  • Other electronics
  • *Note: Any batteries must be removed
Other Waste
  • Scrap metals
  • Clothing charity bins
  • Rags

Items We Don’t Take

  • Batteries – vehicle, disposable and rechargeable
  • Devices with embedded batteries – mobile phones, laptops, etc
  • Oils, including cooking oil and sump oil
  • Household cleaners and chemicals
  • Paints and thinners
  • Synthetic chemicals
  • Fuel – petrol and diesel
  • Gas bottles
  • Tyres
  • Mattresses
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