16 Feb 2018

Waste and how long does it take to decompose!

Accounts Officer

Ever wondered how long it takes for your rubbish to decompose?

Taking that Sunday afternoon drive to the local dump- we all know that dumping at the local landfill can be extremely expensive especially in Sydney metro area due to the landfill levy. At Waste Options we try to promote recycling to our customers for two main reasons, in Sydney- recycling can be significantly cheaper than dumping in general waste and secondly – of course it helps OUR environment.

Waste Options is a real change to the Sydney waste management sector – we provide low cost and reliable services to small and medium businesses. Waste Options take the worry out by offering our services are on flexible 30 day agreements, so you do not need to worry about roll over clauses or hidden charges again. Check out our options or get a quote online at our website.

So how long does it take waste to decompose?

As we all know that dumping at rubbish dump Sydney sites is not the best option. We thought it would be interesting to look at how long it takes various items to break down landfills. Take note that these decomposition will  vary depending on the conditions of the landfill.

Plastic waste:  ‘Normally, plastic items can take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills. But plastic bags we use in our everyday life take 10-1000 years to decompose, while plastic bottles can take 450 year or more’

Nappies/diapers: ‘disposable diapers take approximately 250-500 years to decompose in landfills’

Cans: ‘Aluminium cans take 80-200 years in landfills to get completely decomposed’

Glass: ‘if glass is thrown away in landfills, it takes million years to decompose. And according to some sources, it doesn’t decompose at all’

Paper: ‘it takes 2-6 weeks in landfills to get completely decomposed’

Food Waste: ‘Normally, an orange peel takes 6 months  but an apple core or a banana peel takes around one month to decompose’

09 Feb 2018

Waste Services providing extended customer service!

Accounts Officer

Coming Soon to Waste Options!

Waste Options will soon be moving to Wastedge to provide innovated customer service options for today’s growing needs for instant communications. Waste Options in April 2017 will be implementing Wastedge, to offer our clients a customer self service portal access to view their business service calendar schedules or view booking details with service statistics and monthly sales charts, as well as environmental waste diversion from landfill % charts, with site comparisons by waste type. Wastedge is a modern cloud based software with integrated Google mapping, mobile software apps and evolves as its Creators continue to innovate to meet market demands.

It will allow our clients to have access for after hours booking requests and the ability of requesting additional collections. It is available 24/7 securely available via a webpage or mobile phone device.

Other features just to name a few:

  • Customer web-self-service collect requests
  • Ability to see scheduled collections on the map
  • Ability to view history online
  • Improves Customer communications
  • Ability to view Site stats and trends
  • Reduces administrative effort/cost

Waste Options is continually improving and looking for systems that help out customers. We understand that people and businesses  are becoming busier and require easy reliable services to help achieve higher demands.

For further information or clarification please feel free to call us o n 1300 44 79 22 to discuss.


08 Feb 2018

Waste Management for Aged Care Sydney

Accounts Officer

Waste Options works with Aged Care facilities to help consolidate into one point of contact.

Waste Options has been working with the Aged care facilities since we opened our doors in 2014. It is no surprise that with Australia’s ageing population and increasing life expectancy, the age care sector is under pressure with meeting the high demands and facilities are under construction all over Australia. With so many facilities throughout invoicing report and contractors can be varying and plentiful. There can be invoices for each sector of the Aged Care, sanitary, medical, waste and the grease trap. What can Waste Options do to consolidate and improve services within the Aged Care?

Waste Services we provide to Aged Care facilities in Sydney, NSW

  • Medical Waste
  • Sharps Waste
  • Cytotoxic
  • General Waste
  • Recycling
  • Bathroom services including sanitary
  • Grease Trap

One Contact

We can provide a central email and contact point for your account which will have the ability to address any service needs or general enquiries that you may have. By having one contact and understanding your contract requirements, we can respond faster and ensure your requests are met within a quick turnaround.

One Invoice

Together we will design and build your own excel invoice which will have the ability to incorporate general ledger codes, cost centres,site numbers or any specific details you wish to add. We can also set up a download page for customers utilising an accounting software package which has the upload capability.

One Report

As we are not tied to one waste provider, we can utilise several industry specialists at your site and roll all the information into one monthly report. The monthly report can be sorted so you can view at a site, divisional or national level. We also have the ability to customise your reporting to meet your needs. Waste Options provides waste management services for all sizes of businesses throughout Australia with the prime mission of being Flexible, Credible and Fair to all our clients. For further information or to discuss a no obligation free quote call 1300 44 79 22



01 Feb 2018
Waste Options Accounts Officer

Waste Options hires a new Accounts Officer in Sydney!

Accounts Officer

Meet our newest Waste Options team member Shahnaz Naseri our Accounts Officer!

Now that we have our new website up and running and the Christmas/School Holiday season is over we would like to introduce you to our newest team member! Shahnaz started with us back in November 2017 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge expanding over 14 years. Prior to working with Waste Options, Shahnaz worked overseas for companies such as Nojian Kala Co. and with Golsam Gorgan Chemicals in their head office as Assistant Accountant. Her focus in these roles was looking after accounts payable, accounts receivable and general responsibilities of managing payroll, superannuation and reconciliations. Before heading to now live and work in her new home of Australia. Shahnaz takes a huge amount of pride and responsibility in her work and her attention to detail shines through in her work.

Shahnaz holds a Diploma in Accounting, Certificate IV in Accounting and a Bachelor Of Business Administration.

Waste Options are very honoured to have Shahnaz as apart of our dynamic team.

Shahnaz can be contacted on 1300 44 79 22 or accounts@wasteoptions.com.au

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