“What can be recycled?”

It’s a common question. Knowing what can and what cannot be recycled isn’t easy, and for many of us, it’s that lack of knowledge that stops us from recycling more. Did you know that over 20% of what is typically in our general waste bins should be in our waste recycling bins? This figure shows the gap in knowledge for many Aussie families, and we’ll admit it can be a challenge to know what to throw out and what to recycle.

Before we get into what can be recycled, let’s talk a bit about why you should recycle in the first place. Australians love the great outdoors, not to mention the fact that Sydney has some of the best beaches in the world. Our environment is a huge part of what makes us who we are. With such stunning natural surrounds, it’s only right for us to take care of our beautiful land in return.



The Benefits Of Recycling


Many people in Sydney think that recycling is only about companies reusing plastic and cardboard to make more water bottles and paper packaging. And while that is part of it there is so much more to the recycling story. When waste recycling gets put into the general waste stream, it contributes to crowded landfills that pollute the earth and emit toxic gases. It also means our natural resources are depleting faster than we are able to grow them as we look to make new products from scratch when we could be using unwanted and outdated waste recycling for this instead.


Over the past few years, there has been an increased focus on recycling as individuals and businesses alike become more environmentally conscious and aware. At Pro Skips Australia, we are determined to help build a cleaner tomorrow and take an environmentally conscious approach to the way we run our business in order to achieve that, with over 80% of all collected waste going through our Sydney recycling streams.




What Can Be Recycled In My Home Or Business?



Although it may seem easy, sometimes it can be confusing to determine what can be recycled and what shouldn’t. In between delivering our range of unrestricted weight skip bins, we knocked up this table to make it easy to see what can be reused and what can be thrown away.  


Yes ✔No ×
  • Paper
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles
  • Jars
  • Plastic Containers
  • Soft Drink Bottles
  • Milk Cartons
  • Steel Cans
  • Aluminium foil
  • Soft Drink Cans
  • Batteries
  • Plastic Bags
  • Cling wrap
  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Car parts
  • Foam
  • Rubber
  • Sharps
  • Nappies
  • Food Packaging
  • Plastic Bottle Lids


If you’re reading this table and remembering every time you’ve thrown away a newspaper, don’t stress! When you choose a Pro Skips Australia skip bin we do the hard work for you by using the latest in waste management technologies. Our Sydney facilities are able to turn 80% of your waste into recyclable goods, which is good for us and the environment! So whatever you throw away, you can rest easy knowing we’ll look after the planet on your behalf.


Our fast, affordable and professional service will help you dispose of all of your unwanted waste, call us today for a free quote!