What is Commingled Recycling?

URM’s commingled recycling bins at your home, office or work site make it easier than ever to recycle plastic, aluminum, steel and glass containers.

Commingled recycling means the majority of your food and beverage containers can be thrown into one bin and we’ll do the sorting for you.

Once we collect your recyclables, they’re taken to our state-of-the-art facilities where they are separated, decontaminated, processed, recycled and repurposed.

By diverting waste from landfill, you’re helping create new products and reducing impact on the environment.

Commingled bins also save you space, landfill costs and time spent sorting – letting you get on with your day.

What goes into the Commingled Recycling Bin?

Commingled recycling bins are usually placed next to paper and cardboard bins and general waste bins to make waste management easier.

Depending on your location and requirements, the guide below explains what is generally accepted in commingled recycling bins.


  • Glass jars / bottles
  • Milk / juice cartons
  • Steel cans
  • Aluminium cans
  • Paper hand towels
  • Plastic bottles (no lids)
  • Plastic with symbols:

Not Accepted

  • General waste
  • Food waste
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Plastic bags or wrap
  • Styrofoam / polystyrene
  • Waxed or plastic coated paper
  • Coffee cups or lids

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Residential & Commercial Waste Management Services

Need to dispose of other kinds of waste?

URM provides residential and commercial bin hire solutions across a wide range of waste streams including:

  • General waste
  • Glass and metals recycling
  • Dry mixed waste
  • Paper and cardboard recycling (including secure shredding for privacy)
  • Organic waste (food and vegetation)
  • Electronics recycling
  • Grease traps
  • Clinical waste
  • Hazardous waste and asbestos removal
  • Liquid waste
  • Construction and demolition

Have a mobile garbage bin or skip dropped off at your office or work site, and arrange to empty it weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

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