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Common Commercial Waste Items That Can Be Recycled

Small enterprises and big businesses alike are among the most that produce waste. This kind of waste is called commercial waste. Accumulation of things and business activities generate large tonnes of garbage in order to produce products that are for their respective markets. Even with non-business activities, waste is still a result of such bustle that keeps the business productive. As such, waste management initiatives should be quite high with these entities. 

With proper waste management initiatives and movements in businesses, you can save a lot and even contribute things that still benefit the business. For example, in your small retail shops, there might be things you want to get rid of, but honestly, with a little segregation, sorting out, and disassembling of parts, you might be able to salvage and recycle lots of things that can then be turned into a repurposed material. 

There are many things that you can recycle from commercial waste. These are the most common ones that you can definitely turn into something else:

Old furniture

From time to time, businesses might decide to invest in furniture that makes workspace better. A major change in furniture also means that space in your workspace should be properly considered and sometimes this means taking out many pieces that are there. There are plenty of ways that old furniture can be recycled including reselling it or having some rubbish removalists do the job for you. These are some furniture you can recycle:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Shelves
  • Cabinets
  • And many more

Equipment and machinery

Updating equipment is also a big decision for many businesses. These things don’t come easy in price and some of the best ways to offset the cost of equipment is recycling it. You can get rid of old equipment and machinery and by recycling them. One of the ways is reselling them to somehow get your money’s worth back or if you want to dispose of them fast, you can always put them into recycling facilities that can do the recycling for you.

Packaging and containers 

Purchasing raw materials to make your products come with the packages and containers that hold them before processing them. Many raw materials packaging can be recycled. Boxes, plastic bags, metals cans and the like can be recycled or even reused in your business for a different and more productive purpose. If you can’t find another use for them in your business, you can collect them and wait for the time to get them collected in a go.

Paper products

Paper products are often the most common recyclable commercial waste. This means printing the papers back to back or crafting them to repurpose decorative goods in your workplace. Instead of throwing away paper products immediately, you can fashion them into something else by having paper recycling policies inside the company or having somebody else collect and recycle them for you. You can also make mulch out of paper for plants in the workplace.

Electronic Waste

Electronic waste can be recycled. Although it takes a high level of recycling effort to recycle electronic waste, it is possible to use them again. Since electronic waste has many components, the key thing to do is really to have it disassembled and segregated meticulously. You can also get recycle electronic waste by selling it off and earning just a bit from it. Some of the electronic waste in your office can be:

  • Cords
  • Wires
  • Plugs
  • Some old gadgets
  • Many more


Here at Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we can deal with a lot of garbage. We can collect your commercial garbage for you and make sure that whatever we do, we do our best to make something out of your waste. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Do you have any waste to get rid of in your restaurants or your office workspace? Don’t hesitate to give us a call 0407 125 125 or send us an email at info@paulsrubbish.com.au

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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