Bin Trim

Bin Trim is here to help businesses take action on waste – for free – and may help you save time and money, while caring for the environment.

Roughly 70% of the things in your general waste bin can be reused or recycled. From cardboard, paper and plastic through to food waste – so much of this ends up in the general waste bin, when it could be put to use.

Avoiding, reusing and recycling isn’t just good for the planet; it’s good for your business, helping to

  • attract more customers
  • increase staff morale
  • gain recognition for your business
  • reduce your impact on the environment

95% of businesses that have added a recycling service are diverting more waste and improving their productivity and efficiency. Are you ready to join them?

Free assessments and rebates

A Bin Trim assessor may be able to conduct a free waste and recycling assessment and produce a tailored action plan for your business. You may be eligible to participate in Bin Trim if your business has

  • between one and 400 employees and has its own waste bill
  • a maximum of five sites (each with less than 400 staff) from one company.

    Find your Bin Trim assessor or contact the EPA on 131 555 or email bin.trim@epa.nsw.gov.au to register your interest.


Your business may also be eligible for a rebate of between $1,000 and $50,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment. Your Bin Trim assessor will help you to apply.

Benefits to the community

NSW businesses send more than 1.8 million tonnes of business waste to landfill each year. More than 70% of this could be reused or recycled. Reducing waste sent to landfill has environmental and economic benefits for everyone.

Find out how much businesses have already saved by protecting the environment

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