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Hazardous Waste Management for Mechanics & Auto Shops

Do you own or manage a mechanical workshop? Do you need help disposing of your oily rags, chemicals, or other hazardous waste safely and effectively? You’ve come to the right place!

Ace Waste specialises in designing and implementing tailored waste management plans to help your business stay compliant, clean and safe.

Our leading waste strategies have protected small to large businesses across QLD and VIC since 1987. With a highly experienced team, live tracking systems and state-of-the-art facilities, we’ll help you avoid costly legal mistakes and streamline your disposal processes.

Don’t cut corners to fix your waste problems – let Ace Waste steer you in the right direction.

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste, also known as regulated (QLD) or prescribed industrial waste (VIC), includes any material that can cause harm to human health or the environment. These substances are usually flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive.

Mechanical workshops handle various hazardous materials that are essential to their daily operations. However, they pose significant environmental and safety risks if not disposed of properly.

Common examples of hazardous waste include:

  • Oily Rags: Rags soaked with oil, grease, or other automotive fluids.
  • Oils: Used engine oil, transmission fluid, and other lubricants.
  • Fuels: Gasoline, diesel, and other fuel residues.
  • Parts: Contaminated auto parts and components.
  • Absorbent Materials: Pads or granules used to clean up spills.
  • Chemicals: Solvents, brake cleaners, degreasers, and other chemical products.

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Who would benefit from our Workshop Waste Management services?

Mechanical workshops of all sizes can benefit from our professional hazardous waste management services. Whether you’re a small, family-owned garage or a large dealership, staying on top of waste and environmental regulations is key to ensuring a safe and smooth-running workplace.

In addition to local and national-scale mechanics and factories, we also partner with:

  • Paint Manufacturers
  • Auto Manufacturers
  • Chemical Waste Manufacturers
  • Large Manufacturing Plants
  • International/Domestic Airports

Ace Waste provides a full-service solution focused on making your day-to-day cleaner, safer and easier.

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It’s not just our job; it’s our mission

  • HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPERTS

    Ace Waste has been handling all types of hazardous waste since 1987. As experts in our field, we can educate your employees on the most effective methods of managing hazardous waste, preventing incidents and controlling the risk.

  • COMPLIANCE MADE EASY

    Leave the legal jargon and logistics to us! Our team provides the right advice to guarantee that your disposal plan aligns with both Australian and state government(s) regulatory standards and compliances.

  • A CLEANER ALTERNATIVE

    Our EPA-approved combustion process creates 90% less landfill than basic treatment and landfill solutions. It also transforms all hazardous materials into renewable energy. By choosing Ace Waste today, you’re choosing a better tomorrow.

  • TRACKABLE SERVICES

    Experience peace of mind knowing that we responsibly dispose of your hazardous waste. Our advanced Live™ Tracking System allows you to track us in real-time. With this program, we can guarantee a consistently efficient, transparent service.

  • REDUCE BUSINESS COSTS

    Our professional waste audits can identify areas of your business where you can cut costs without having to resort to drastic organisational changes – especially if your business produces a lot of hazardous waste.

How Does Waste Collection Work?

Did you know that it’s illegal to pour hazardous chemicals and waste down sinks, gutters, or drains? Instead, these materials must be stored in secure, leak-proof containers and collected by an EPA-approved company. Depending on your location and industry, the exact specifications of your waste bins and disposal methods may vary.

Ace Waste leads the charge in facilitating proper collection and disposal in QLD and VIC, following best practices at every turn. We ensure certified destruction through advanced incineration processes (where possible) or other approved methods. Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1

    Contact Ace Waste To Discuss Your Requirements

    Call us or email us and one of our representatives will discuss your requirements and send through a quote.

  • Step 2

    Ace Waste Provides Waste Containers

    Once an agreement has been finalised we will provide you with your required waste containers.

  • Step 3

    Service and Container Exchange

    The frequency of our waste collection will depend on your individual needs and usage. We discuss this with you before we set up an optimised schedule to pick up your containers and provide you with replacement containers.

  • Step 4

    Disposal

    We load all your waste, including your disposable sharps containers, into our on-site primary chamber. Incinerated at temperatures between 1000° Celsius and 1150° Celsius, complete destruction of your waste is assured.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have some queries? See if we can help answer some of them.

  • How does your hazardous waste service work?

    Our service process is quite simple: we supply the waste containers and collect them as per the agreed schedule. We will then dispose of them in our incineration facility, where all waste will be completely destroyed.

  • Can I bring hazardous waste to your facility for disposal?

    Ace Waste currently provides a full clinical waste collection and disposal service for our clients. If you would like to discuss options regarding the disposal of waste please contact our team at your nearest facility to discuss.

    Please see our Contact Us page for more details.

  • Can I use my own bin?

    Ace Waste will supply any necessary bins and containers for the safe disposal and collection of the clinical waste.

    Please also see our full list of Clinical waste disposal bins.

  • Does the Ace Waste driver decant the waste from the bin?

    Ace Waste provides an exchange service for all waste containers. In this process, all supplied waste containers are brought back to our facility for weighing, emptying and disposal of the waste material. The containers are then cleaned prior to being returned.

    Please see our list of available Waste disposal services.

  • Do I need an account?

    Ace Waste offers pay in advance/cash sale options for everything except ongoing services relating to Ace’s assets. Talk to our team and we can find a flexible solution for you.

  • Can I dispose of Sharps Containers purchased elsewhere?

    Yes, all sharps containers can be collected and disposed of by Ace Waste. Sharps containers can also be placed into Ace Waste supplied Clinical Waste bin to ensure the safe collection, transport and disposal of the waste.

    Ace Waste can also supply new containers at the time of service. Please see our list of available Products.

  • Is there a minimum contract?

    There are no minimum contracts when it comes to working with Ace Waste.

    Please Contact Us for any enquiries you might have.

  • Can I pay using a credit card?

    Ace Waste provides the ability to pay using credit card. Please contact our team to assist with your payment. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express cards (AMEX).

    Please see our Contact Us page for details.

Keep Your Workshop Clean and Green with Ace Waste

Protect your business and the environment in one go, with Ace Waste’s expert hazardous waste management services. Call our friendly team to learn more or get a quote now via the online form.


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