Commercial waste service

The commercial and industrial sector generate around one third of all waste sent to landfill.

The range of businesses in Wagga Wagga are varied, however waste audits indicated there are opportunities to divert waste
generated in the commercial sector away from landfill.

The NSW Government has set targets for waste through the NSW Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2021. By 2020, the aim is to achieve a recovery rate of 70 per cent, which means that by 2020 70 per cent of waste generated through commercial and industrial operations will be recycled or recovered for reuse. Currently the recovery rate in Wagga Wagga is around 40 per cent which demonstrates there is a need to improve recycling in the local commercial sector.

The options below are available to commercial and non-residential properties within the collection area.

Standard commercial waste service

1x 240L commercial red lid general waste bin (fortnightly collection)
1x 240L commercial yellow lid recycling bin (fortnightly collection)

Please see relevant waste management service charge below.

Two bin service

The option of any combination of two bins:

  • 240L commercial red lid general waste bin (fortnightly collection)
  • 240L commercial yellow lid recycling bin (fortnightly collection)
  • 240L commercial green lid food organics and garden organics bin (weekly collection)

Please see relevant waste management service charge below.

One bin service

The choice of any one of the following bins:

  • 240L commercial red lid general waste bin (fortnightly collection)
  • 240L commercial yellow lid recycling bin (fortnightly collection)
  • 240L commercial green lid food organics and garden organics bin (weekly collection)

Please see relevant waste management service charge below.

Additional services

Depending on the needs of your business, you may wish to opt in to additional services. Options include:

  • Additional 240L yellow lid recycling bin (collected fortnightly)
  • Upsize from 240L to 360L yellow lid recycling bin (collected fortnightly)
  • Additional 240L red lid general waste bin (collected fortnightly)
  • 240L green lid food organics and garden organics bin (collected weekly)

Please contact Council's customer service team on 1300 292 442 to discuss additional service options.

Please see relevant waste management service charges below.

Commercial Waste Service Charge

Waste Management Service Charges are reviewed annually in line with the Fees and Charges Policy and 2019/29 Long Term Financial Plan. The Commercial Waste Management Service Charge is payable by the property owner and appears on the rates notice.

The fees and charges listed below apply for the 2019/20 Financial year.

Commercial Waste Management Service Charge - standard service$345.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge - two bin service$345.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge - one bin service$172.50
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge - additional food organics and garden organics service$115.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Change - additional commercial recycling service$115.00
Commercial Waste Management Annual Charge - recycling upsize from 240L o 360L*$63.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge - additional commercial general waste service$115.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge -
Urban Area: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service (General Waste): 1-2 Bins
$455.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge -
Urban Area: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service (General Waste): 3-5 Bins
$246.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge -
Urban Area: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service (General Waste): over 5 Bins
$187.00
Commercial Waste Management Service Charge -
Rural Areas & Villages: Scheduled Off Week Commercial Pickup Service (General Waste)
$455.00

*This is an annual fee in addition to the Commercial Waste Management Service Charge

Click here for a full list of Council's Fees and Charges.

Commercial Waste Service opt out

Business owners can elect to opt out of Council's commercial waste service. The property will not receive a waste collection service and the commercial waste service charge will be removed from the property's rates. To opt out, property owners should notify Council in writing and include the property address and owners name in the correspondence. Owners should direct correspondence to:

  • Wagga Wagga City Council, PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
  • via email to council@wagga.nsw.gov.au; or
  • in person to the Customer Service Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow streets, Wagga Wagga

Tenants should advise the property owner if they do not wish to utilise Council's commercial waste collection service so that the property owner can make representation on the tenants behalf.

Support for businesses

Understanding waste in your business

Business Recycling by Planet Ark assists business to find how they can dispose of their recyclable waste responsibly and provides hints and tips on improving business waste management.

The NSW EPA has developed a series of industry specific fact sheets to assist business owners with better waste management including advice around waste avoidance and reduction, re-use and recycling.  Fact sheets are available for the following industries:

Accomodation

Business parks

Cafes and restaurants

Clubs

Commercial offices

Preschools and Childcare Centres

Pubs and bars

Retail

Specialised food stores

Supermarkets

Takeaway food shops

Timber and furniture industry

Waste auditing

Businesses looking for opportunities and assistance for better waste management can register their interest in the NSW EPA's BinTrim program.  BinTrim is designed to assist small to medium sized businesses to assess their waste management practices and identify opportunities for improvement. Participating businesses may even be eligible for rebates of between $1000 and $50,000 for the cost of recycling equipment.  Head to the BinTrim webiste for further information.