Our Recycling Process

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Where Does Your Recycling End Up?

Once the recycled waste is removed from your site, you have the peace of mind knowing that it’s in the hands of one of Australia’s leading waste management providers, with access to the most reputable resource recovery facilities.

Meeting an ethical end

For decades, Australia and other wealthy nations have relied on developing countries to export a large portion of our waste to. However, recent import bans have encouraged us to look for a home-grown solution to lessen our global waste crisis and take responsibility for handling our own recycled waste. The bans have affected approximately 1.3 million tonnes of the 67 million tonnes of waste Australia produces each year.

It began with China, who were once the world’s largest recycled waste importers. In early 2018, China placed stricter regulations on what waste it would accept, which resulted in the ban of 24 types of recyclable materials and affected a majority of the recycled waste it received from Australia. Since then, India, Malaysia and Indonesia have also placed strict bans, sending some the waste it once accepted back to its countries of origin.

These regulations are significant in reducing pollution, improving human health and protecting the environment. Many industry leaders agree that it is most ethical to handle our own waste here in Australia to protect the environment and people of countries that are already struggling.

As a leading Australian waste management provider, we at Nationwide Waste Solutions, take these regulations seriously and have revised the way we do business to act most ethically and responsibly. Our waste is sent to reputable, local resource recovery facilities.

Image of the recycling logo sitting about a human hand. This represents that how well we recycle is totally in our own hands.

Nothing goes to waste

Part of our corporate social responsibility is ensuring that our waste is sent to facilities with the technology to sort and process it safely and correctly. We partner with Australian state-of-the-art resource recovery centres. Some process multiple recycled streams and others process just paper, plastic, or e-waste.

Each facility is fully equipped with innovative technology for a very refined sorting process for even the smallest pieces of recyclables. These facilities guarantee that 100% of your recycled rubbish is turned into resources. Each material has its own recycling process.


Paper recycling service and paper recycling collections

Separated into categories – copy paper, newspapers, packaging cardboard, and contaminated

Broken down into fibres and turned into a pulp

Cleaned and de-inked

Pulp is thickened, pressed and dried to turn back into paper


Plastic recycling service and plastic recycling collections

Sorted according to polymers types and colours

 Washed in water

Turned into small flakes

Packed in bulk bags and sold to both Australian and overseas manufacturers

 Manufacturers use these flakes to make bottles, containers and other products


Glass half full

Sorted by colour

Washed to remove any impurities

Crushed and melted

 Moulded into new products such as bottles and jars


Computer screen

Dismantled to retrieve all salvageable parts

 Shredded into pieces less than 2 inches for fine categorisation

Magnetic materials like steel and iron are separated using an over-band magnet

Metals and nonmetals are separated. Non-metals such as plastics are sent to a plastic recycling process.

Precious metals are used to manufacture new electronics

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Nationwide Waste: Our Recycling Process

Recycling is a hugely important factor in keeping our environment clean and healthy for generations to come. It can help to conserve resources and reduce waste, whilst maintaining clean air and water. At Nationwide Waste we are committed to making Australia greener and cleaner through our sustainable waste management and recycling processes.

Our recycling processes are industry leading. We pride ourselves on our environmentally friendly methods, by reducing landfill waste and increasing recycling rates which will reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Our innovative process for cardboard recycling also helps to keep Australia clean by reducing the amount of cardboard waste that is sent to landfill sites.

We also have a keen sense of responsibility for the environment and the importance of sustainable waste management. We take great care in our recycling process at Nationwide Waste. We ensure that every component of your waste is recycled to the highest standard without environmental impact.

Our commitment to the environment can be seen in all of our recycling processes, including:

  1. We offer free site inspections
  2. Develop cost-effective waste solutions to meet your needs
  3. Provide bins & collection services

We’re committed to reducing landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions so want our customers to know that we are committed to reducing the amount of recyclable materials sent overseas for recycling.

Our cardboard baling is a great way to reduce landfill waste, as it reduces the amount of cardboard going into landfill and materials are being processed correctly and efficiently.

Recycling is an important part of our ecological balance. At Nationwide Waste, we are interested in conserving resources for the future generations. By recycling you can save money by reducing the need to purchase new raw materials and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

At our facility located in Croydon South we have the ability to recycle paper, clothing and textiles (towels), plastics (cans & bottles), metals (batteries & aluminum foil), glass bottles/jars/plates etc., paperboard containers and more. Our address is 7/1 Sigma Drive, Croydon South, VIC, 3136 or you can call us on 1300 729 922 and our team will be more than happy to assist.  

Recycling That’s Ethical & Sustainable

We live in a rapidly changing world. Not only are our lifestyles getting more sophisticated, but we’re also facing an environmental crisis where climate change is threatening to destroy many of our untouched environments and negatively affect seasonality. Nationwide Waste has been working hard to help reduce our reliance on other nations to deal with our own waste by putting biodegradable bins into circulation across the country. While this may seem like a simple solution for many people who want environmentally friendly products that are fully biodegradable and easy on the wallet (not having to spend money on landfill), it isn’t always so simple when you consider all aspects involved with recycling in Australia.

At Nationwide Waste we encourage recycling by providing bin liners that are fully biodegradable as we understand that there should always be an ethical and sustainable process for recycling.

One way to ensure the most environmentally friendly process is to recycle your waste at home. This means finding a place for your recyclable materials and separating them from non-recyclable ones in an organized manner. Our reputation and credibility are our biggest asset. Ethics govern our operations and our terms are clear and concise. The team at Nationwide Waste are always here to assist and when you sign one of our contracts, we abide by set pricing minus the hidden increases! We take our corporate social responsibility values very seriously.

In Australia, it is estimated that 40% of household waste goes straight to landfill. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around, does it make a sound? The same can now be said for some household and commercial waste products, where unless there’s a viable option for disposal, it will end up in landfill. Nationwide Waste has developed an innovative solution that enables businesses to dispose of their unwanted materials in an environmentally friendly way. We need to take responsibility for our own waste and not rely on other countries to solve the problem for us.

Nationwide Waste has been dealing with waste responsibly since 2004 and our experienced team can help you find the right solution for your home or business. We specialise in providing sustainable solutions to meet all the requirements of our customers so that they can continue to reduce their impact on the environment. Our expert team will work with you to develop a long-term plan that suits your needs and meets current legislation as well as future developments. Call us on 1300 729 922 and our team will be more than happy to assist.

We Ensure Nothing Goes to Waste

At Nationwide Waste we are committed to recycling in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. As part of this practice, we have partnerships with a number of recycling partners who ensure that all our waste is collected and recycled right across Australia.

We are the experts in waste management and disposal. Our team of professionals have been trained to handle all types of waste, whether it be organic or non-organic. We ensure that all our clients get the best service possible at affordable prices.

Our services include:

Our recycling partners also guarantee to recycle 100% of any waste they collect as part of our team and processes. When you work with Nationwide Waste, your waste is guaranteed to be 100% ethically and sustainably recycled.

Your business can save time and money by allowing us to take care of all your recycling needs. Nationwide covers all States and Territories of Australia, from larger single and multi-location businesses, all the way up to businesses with 200 sites or more.

Industries we work with include:

  • Hospitality
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Hospitals & Aged Care

Get in Touch Today

You can contact our team today for advice and a free quote to solve your waste issues and let us provide the ideal, long or short term solution. We have a wide network of suppliers right across Australis and very competitive prices. Contact our expert waste management team today on 1300 729 922 and let us find the best solution for your waste needs.