Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Materials Recycling and Consolidation

Our company objective is to align ourselves with achieving a reduction of waste that ends up in a landfill. Our focus is to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to achieve a redirection of waste away from landfill to alternative uses.

Since there are so many ways to reduce, reuse, recycle waste, only a small amount of waste needs to end up as landfill. Waste disposal should be the last option. To achieve this, we focus on building relationships with businesses and companies that accept recoverable resources and turn waste into energy and new products.

Collected dry waste is sorted and separated into reusable materials. The waste materials then pass through a sorting process that reclaims materials such as timber, concrete, metals, green waste etc.

Products like recycled crushed concrete have a significantly lower carbon footprint than equivalent new product extracted from a quarry [read more]. Items such as cardboard now use up to 90% of recycled cardboard in the manufacture of new products.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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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 extensively use businesses and waste disposal facilities that accept various waste types and apply high levels of sorting, extraction, resource recovery and value-added production methods to produce new products thereby reducing the volume of waste that ends up in a landfill.

Materials Recycling Transport

The re-introduction of a Waste Levy in 2019 will see a greater emphasis on industry and business to introduce recycling programs.

An initiative of Handybin Waste Services & Big Bins is the supply of bins and transport to businesses that produce recyclable materials such as Concrete, Bricks, Timber, Steel, Paper, Cardboard Plastics etc.

We provide bins and transport of materials to businesses and companies that purchase recoverable and recyclable materials for processing into energy and new products.

Engineering & Metal Fabrication businesses generate a regular flow of scrap metal. Often this is removed by a scrap metal merchant and sent for recycling.  We believe that there is an opportunity for businesses that generate recoverable and saleable waste items such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper, cardboard etc. to own their bin. A customer is therefore in a position to negotiate with buyers of the recyclable products. As a result, then use transport companies such as ours to transport the bins of recycled materials to buyers.

Businesses can offset the cost of recycling and in many cases obtain a premium above the price of transport when selling the materials. The significant benefit of managing transportation is that businesses can negotiate with different suppliers/buyers and obtain the best market price for the recyclable product.

Recycling Scrap Cardboard


A large printing business approached by a large printing business that generated 30 – 60 cubic metres of paper and cardboard per week due to misprint and production overruns. The weight of the materials was between 15 – 20 tonne of paper and cardboard per week. The company negotiated with different buyers and were able to obtain a premium for the material well above the price of transport. In this case, the business generated a profit on implementing a self-managed recycling program.

We were able to consult with the company and through our years of experience in the purchase and construction of bins we were able to advise them on the best bin solution and obtain the lowest and most competitive price for the manufacture of 2 x 30m3 bins. The company was able to negotiate with different buyers of recyclable products then use transport companies such as ours for the transport of the bins of recycled materials to buyers. They understood the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.


A large construction company was undertaking the refurbishment of three school buildings and 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 the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle concept. The project involved the demolition and removal of a large number of recyclable materials such as timber, steel roofing, electrical wiring and concrete. All of these items could either be sold or disposed of at lower disposal rates once separated. The result was a 60 % reduction of the costs when compared to mixing the waste and paying disposal fees.


A car dealership accumulated a large number of ‘Ute bodies’ as ‘aluminum tray bodies’ were fitted to vehicles. They also had 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 which has a rear tailgate in which the company loaded the bodies. This job involved our company taking the scrap metal to a scrap metal merchant. Due to the volume of this type of materials, we transport we can access higher tonnage rates for the sale of scrap metals for our customers. The sale of the scrap resulted in 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.


If you would like to know more about, the current changes and policy in Queensland check out the following sites.

Find out what’s happening in your area?

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.

Heavy Material - Clean Concrete Waste
Green Arrow
Concrete Scrap Waste - Recycled Stockpile
Concrete Scrap Waste - Drainage Material
Concrete Scrap Waste
Tree Waste - Stockpile
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Tree Waste - Firewood Logs
Tree Waste - Course Grind
Tree Waste - First Grind