About Us

Our History

Waste Away has operated in the Canberra and Queanbeyan regions for 30 years. More recently, we have expanded into the south coast of NSW collecting used cooking oil from Wollongong to Eden and inland to Cooma and the Snowy Mountains.

Waste Away is a family owned and run business that has grown from the original 1 employee, 1 truck and 600 trash pack customers in 1988 into the multifaceted waste management services company it is today. Our waste management and recycling services for commercial and domestic clients include:

• Wheelie bins
• Trash packs (for OH & S reasons, these are being phased out)
• One-off bulk rubbish removals
• Recycling – green waste, paper, carboard & glass
• Removal of white goods, furniture and electrical equipment
• Recycling of used cooking oil
• Scrap metal
• Secure destruction - confidential and top secret certified
• E-Waste (hard drives, disks, magnetic tapes etc)
• Light freight

Our Mission

Waste Away prides itself on being a family run business providing exceptional service and great value for money. Our goal is to provide excellence in all areas of waste management service through:

• Reducing the impact of waste on the environment and our community,
• Innovative and continual improvement with technology and practice; and
• Protection of our employees, customers and the public by maintaining a high standard of operational safety.

Our Staff

We pride ourselves on providing friendly, helpful staff and currently have a team of a dozen employees waiting to help you.

Director: Stuart Craig
Account Executive: Karin
IT: Colin
Office: Kim
Operations: Adrian
Mechanic: Phil
Service staff/drivers: Phil, Justin, TJ, Rodney, Sean, Ray, Jake & Kim

Our Fleet

Our extensive fleet ensures we have a range of vehicles available to handle your request no matter how large or small. Our fleet includes:

• Compactor garbage trucks for domestic and commercial use,
• Dedicated paper and recycling trucks,
• Flat bed trucks with tailgate lifters,
• Pantechs,
• Tautliners,
• 1 tonne utilities.

We pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly and safety focused company.
Please contact us if you see one of our vehicles not conforming with these principles.

Our Equipment

Waste Away chooses to use only the highest standard of equipment. This minimises the effect of wear and tear and subsequently reduces our need to replace damaged bins etc. These practices assist us in minimising our carbon footprint. Our in-house mechanic ensures that we always have safe and reliable vehicles and equipment.

Our Location

Waste Away’s waste management and recycling facility is located in Hume, ACT.
You can reach us at:

Street Address: 25 Sheppard St, Hume, ACT 2620

Postal Address: PO Box 1911, Tuggeranong ACT 2901

Telephone: (02) 6260 1288 Facsimile: (02) 6260 1299


The warehouse is open from 9am to 4pm and the office is staffed between 9am and 3pm.