CJ Skips HomeWhat happens to your waste after we collect it?

CJ Skip Bins is currently are able to recycle approximately 80-85% of the waste we collect from our customers. Our customers being: households, the general public, small and large construction companies, builders, commercial operators, schools and other organisations.

Waste processing requirements and technology is always changing. CJ Skip Bins stays informed of all progress in these areas to ensure we keep up with compliance and best practice procedures.

The majority of the waste collected in our skip bins is processed by our long-term affiliate KLF Holdings at a rate of approximately 80-85%. The bulk of material recycled is soil, metal and masonry. These are separated from all other materials by the processing plant.


The soil is then tested for all forms of contamination as per Australian Standards and EPA regulations before being re-used in the community by landscaping companies and local government for turf underlay, local parks and playgrounds amongst other uses.


Masonry includes brick, concrete and any tiles or ceramics. When separated, they are then processed off-site at Concrete Recyclers, Sydney’s main processor for this material, where it is crushed and also used in the community as road base. Due to the cost of testing etc, bins containing 100% soil are charged at the normal rate. If, however, you fill a bin with 100% masonry, there are no processing costs and reduced tipping costs will apply. These savings are passed on to the customer by CJ Skips, so please call 0404 050 545 for any enquiries.


All metal is recycled. Anything made of metal, large or small is separated and processed off-site at Sell & Parker, one of the largest metal recyclers in Australia.

Other products recycled by the process are plasterboard or gyprock, whitegoods (all fridges, washing machines etc) and green waste or vegetation. There is no need to separate this material from other waste. All the material from your fencing job, garden clean- up etc will be processed like any other bin. Recyclables will be retrieved.

Demolition and construction/building waste

There is the potential to recycle many elements of demolition/construction waste. Rubble can be crushed and reused in construction projects. Waste wood can also be recovered and recycled.

Building sites create a lot of waste, but a large proportion of these materials can be recycled. Brick, concrete, steel, metal and soil can all be successfully recycled. We are happy to advise you on this and always encourage all of our customers to separate products such as these wherever possible. We do understand that sometimes this process is not economically viable and can be very labour intensive. To assist you we can provide a variety of smaller bins which can each be dedicated to one material.

It is processed through the plant and all recyclable products are separated and recycled.

Asbestos waste… notify CJ Skips prior to skip bin order

Asbestos is a highly toxic substance. CJ Skip bins are experienced and qualified to advise you on the safest and most economical method of disposal.

You must not include Asbestos in mixed waste skip bins. CJ Skips will supply a specific Skip Bin for Asbestos use only.

Asbestos is classified as a Type 1 special waste. If your home was built or renovated before 1987, you may be surprised where asbestos products have been used in your home. Products made from bonded asbestos cement that may have been used in your home include:

  • Fibro sheeting (flat and corrugated) in walls and ceilings
  • Water drainage and flue pipes
  • Roofing shingles and guttering
  • The backing of floor coverings can be found in numerous locations, in and outside your home.
  • Backing of vinyl sheet floor covering
  • Carpet underlay
  • Cement flooring
  • Compressed asbestos sheet
  • Flues to fireplaces
  • Insulation below wood heater
  • Internal and external ventilators
  • Internal angle mouldings
  • Internal walls & ceiling
  • Kitchen splashback
  • Loose fill insulation in roof cavity
  • “Tilux” marble finish wall panel
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Wall sheeting

Asbestos is catergorised into two types: Non-friable and Friable. We have explained each below.

Non-friable Asbestos is the most common household form of asbestos. Non-Friable Asbestos includes a range of asbestos cement products such as fencing and roofing sheets, as well as vinyl asbestos tiles. Non-friable asbestos has a binder that holds the asbestos fibres in a solid matrix.

Friable Asbestos is much more dangerous and easily identifiable in that it is generally quite loose and, when dry, can be crumbled into fine material or dust with very light pressure, such as crushing with your hand. Friable Asbestos contains high levels of asbestos (up to 100% in some cases), which is loosely held in the product so that the asbestos fibres are easily released into the air. Bonded asbestos products that have been damaged or badly weathered (including hail damage), may also become friable.

Asbestos Disposal

Please use asbestos waste bags, drums or bins, a waste skip, vehicle tray or similar container. Asbestos should be sealed in double-lined, heavy-duty plastic sheeting or double bagged before they are placed in the skip. Once the skip is full its contents should be completely sealed with the plastic sheeting.
Friable Asbestos can be found in other materials such as soil.

If friable asbestos is identified in or on soil you must isolate and secure the area by installing warning signs and a temporary barricade (eg marker tape) around the affected area to prevent anyone from accidentally disturbing the materials and generating airborne asbestos fibres. To minimise the release of fibres into the air keep soil damp (but not flooded); and, if it is safe to do so, cover the area with plastic sheeting.

We offer asbestos bins from all our listed bin sizes. If you are looking at ordering an asbestos bin you must notify the office at the time of booking. All asbestos bins must be lined with builders plastic and only put asbestos in this load (NOT MIXED WITH GENERAL WASTE). If asbestos has been found in our skip bin after it has been tipped and mixed with general waste we will treat this bin as a contaminated load and the customer will incur additional charges. Please phone our office and request prices for our asbestos bins or if you are unsure as to whether or not a material might contain asbestos just give us a call and we will advise you of the best process.

CJ Skip Bins has over 30 years experience of safely handling and disposing of asbestos and asbestos contaminated material. CJ Skip Bins guarantees that all of our asbestos skip bins are picked up and transported in line with EPA requirements and always taken to accredited processing facilities where the material is disposed of under Work Health and Safety, EPA safety requirements.

What happens to your waste after we collect it? Everything that can be recycled will be recycled.