Australia’s first online marketplace for waste management and recycling,
Waste Choices meets the needs of businesses seeking a simple, fast,
transparent, cost-effective and compliant solution for waste collection,
recycling, treatment and disposal.
The online platform enabled by Waste Choices allows businesses of any
size to post a one-off project or an ongoing contract for the management
of over 30 waste streams. Reputable waste management service providers across
Australia including URM, 1300 Rubbish, Action Waste, Waste 2 Resources, State
Waste Services, Bingo and smaller providers will bid for posted projects,
allowing businesses to select the most suitable project partner for their waste
The Waste Choices online marketplace will benefit a wide spectrum of small
and medium businesses, as well as hospitality, food services, property
management and construction companies.
Co-Founder Joel Harrison explains that Waste Choices simplifies the
management of waste by providing businesses the choice and flexibility of
working with different service providers to manage various waste streams in a
compliant manner. Given the increasing cost of managing and disposing waste,
businesses now have a better option to manage their waste streams more
cost-effectively with access to a wider range of service providers.
The user-friendly interface of the website allows businesses to post a
waste project in three simple steps: entering the pick-up location, choosing type
of waste to be collected from general waste, liquid waste, recycling to
hazardous materials, and selecting a bin size to represent the volume of
waste. The business can then select from a range of competitive bids by 14
national and state-based waste management providers with the flexibility to
award a project based on price or reputation of the provider.
According to Christine Ford, General Manager of Trio Packaging and a
foundation client of Waste Choices, it would previously take more than two days
for them to call and secure a service provider, get a quote and confirm the job.
Ever since the company started using Waste Choices, they have been able to receive
a range of competitive bids from different providers for one-off or ongoing
projects, leading to reduced waste disposal costs as well as turnaround time.
An automatic alert feature notifies businesses on annual contracts with
service providers when the contract is nearing expiration, so that businesses
can decide whether they would like to continue with the arrangement. The alert
feature frees businesses from long term fixed contracts, helps drive down the
cost of waste management and increases transparency through a system of
Waste Choices brings a new competitive advantage to the industry by
opening the waste disposal market to smaller service providers who want to grow
their market share and target new customers without making additional investments
in equipment or staff, making it a win-win solution for both businesses and
To post a project as a business or service provider, visit www.wastechoices.com.au.
Waste Choices will be available as an iOS and Android app by December.