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Printer Cartridges

Australians are throwing away more than 18 million printer cartridges every year directly into landfill. Notably, when printer cartridges break apart in landfill, they have the potential to contaminate groundwater and the environment. When you consider this statistic there is a lot more that can be done to ensure this type of waste is disposed of correctly.

  • All types and brands of printer cartridges used in printers, photocopiers, multi-function centres and fax machines can be recycled in a specified Speedie Waste Bins.
  • This includes:
    - inkjet cartridges
    - laser cartridges
    - toner bottles
    - fuser and drum units
    - fax rolls
    - print heads
    - waste hoppers / containers collectors
    - kits
  • Speedie Waste recycles all printer cartridges with zero waste to landfill and does so in relation to a Victorian Government initiative.


What batteries can be disposed in landfill?

This includes common household alkaline (AA, AAA, C etc) and carbon-zinc (heavy duty) batteries. These batteries are considered non-hazardous waste and are safe for disposal in a general waste collection bin.

Batteries that can be recycled in a Speedie Waste bin

Batteries that can be used for recycling are primarily those that can be recharged.

This includes:

  • lead-acid batteries (used in cars)
  • batteries containing cadmium (e.g. old mobile phone batteries)

There are two types of non-rechargeable batteries that can be recycled. This includes batteries that contain:

  • silver oxide
  • mercury oxide

These batteries contain metals that are harmful to the environment and are considered to be a hazardous waste

If you are uncertain whether your battery should be recycled or not, contact Speedie Waste for further information.

Fluroscent Tubes

The mercury contained in one fluorescent tube can pollute up to 30,000 liters of ground water beyond a safe drinking level.

Speedie Waste has introduced the appropriate service disposal of fluorescent tubes to comply with new landfill regulations. Due to the high toxicity levels and tougher government regulations, incineration or landfill is no longer an acceptable option for disposal.

The mercury, glass, aluminum and phosphor powder found in fluorescent tubes can all be recycled saving valuable resources and helping to prevent our environment from further decay.


Printer Cartridges


Fluroscent Tubes


Speedie Waste can service all restaurants and food outlets located around Victoria.

Heavy duty bins can be supplied for all factories and warehouses.

We have the capacity to provide bins for a temporary basis.

As all business accumulate large amounts of rubbish, we has the ability to work with you.

Speedie Waste has been handling waste removal and recycling for businesses for over 50 years now, making us an expert in our field. Our equipment and fleet of disposal trucks are second-to-none, matched only by the expertise of our trained staff.

Co-mingled recycling containers are a friendlier option to recycling that Speedie Waste now offer. Rather than separating your cardboard from your general waste & including other reusable materials in your waste bin, we now allow all clients to combine them in the one container.

Speedie Waste understands that some documents may need extra care when disposing due to confidentiality reasons. Where documents are sensitive, Speedie Waste can provide a collection, destruction and recycling service.

Australia has one of the highest rates of paper recycling in the world and is the world leader in newsprint recycling. Speedie Waste Pty Ltd is proud to be part of this success and strives to encourage others to follow our example.