Commercial garbage removal can often been seen as a hassle with large, bulky items that are difficult to move or the fact that there is just a lot of it. However, when it comes down to it, it is usually worth it with the likelihood for waste removal being an upgrade in equipment or supplies or an improvement in production.

Imagine working in a café where the rubbish was only taken out once a week and you didn’t have any large bins to put it in the meantime – operating the café would be difficult! Or what if the office has just done a clean out of all the old computers?

This would cause quite a mess. Commercial garbage is defined as any waste generated as a result of standard business practice. Take a look below at the most common forms of business -related waste collected.

Manufacturing and Industrial Processes

Manufacturing and industrial process produce a lot of garbage, especially in the form of “off-cuts” from fabrics, metals, plastics and any other materials used in the production process. Things such as small bits of wood from a wood refinery or the bits of fabric cut off when making t-shirts and other clothing items all end up as commercial junk.

On top of this, there can be many other waste items produced from the production of goods; errors in production will result in the good being thrown out, reworking of goods to meet consumers’ needs and overproduction of items.

Wholesale or Retail Trading

With the sale of goods, comes a lot of packaging meaning lots of cardboard boxes and plastic wrapping. Damaged clothing and other retail goods also need to be thrown out as they cannot be sold.

Additionally, because of the high turnover in these businesses, there is often a lot of junk produced by the employees of the company in the form of food and other day to day items.

Health Services

Doctors, nurses and surgeons produce a lot of commercial rubbish requiring removal. Constantly using a fresh set of gloves or removing utensils from packaging result in extensive levels of waste on a day to day basis. Because of the necessity to use new and sterile items for every new process, health services produce a lot of rubbish.

Cafes and Restaurants

Packaging does make up a large amount of the commercial waste produced by these businesses however it is the excess food that accounts for the majority of it. The delivery of food and any new equipment is often heavily wrapped. Customers who don’t finish their meals or any additional food prepared by the chef also have to be thrown out and contribute to the garbage.

Recycling and Resorting Operations

Whilst taking items to a recycling plant or a charity, the process of physically completing the task still produces a lot of junk. Not everything that is taken to a recycling plant can be recycled and even if it can, parts are often cut off and discarded.

Items donated to charity and taken to resorting warehouses are also often in the same situation – not everything can be reused and not everything is the appropriate size for those in need.

Accommodation Services

With such high turnover, as people often only stay for a couple of days to a week, the rubbish build up is big. Many will often bring rubbish back to their rooms from external sources and buffet breakfasts result in a lot of food scraps.

Also, the constant cleaning services provided collect a lot of dirt, the cleaning products (chemicals, towels, wipes) and the toiletries provided also build up quickly when going through a large amount of rooms each day.


Large offices constantly need new appliances, desks, computers, chairs and any other maintenance updates. This leads to a lot of rubbish production and therefore removal.

Constant printing and writing means that a lot of paper is used in offices and at some point needs to be thrown out. The additional garbage from foods and food packaging that employees bring to work also adds to the garbage build up.

In Summary

In general, according to Goodbye Junk the rubbish removal Sydney company , food scraps and packaging makes up for the majority of commercial rubbish removal and is mostly produced by the employees of the business or operation taking place.

However, as business are constantly changing and renewing items, there is a lot of appliances and waste as a result of business processes, such as production, that is also removed from businesses on a day to day basis.

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