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What can I put in my bin?

By johnboy - 3 June 2010 31

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has just posted a fact sheet on what should and shouldn’t be going in your wheelie bins.

So in the yellow top they’d like:

    — All rigid plastic containers
    — All newspaper and cardboard, paper packaging, junk mail, printing and writing paper, envelopes etc.
    — All glass bottles and jars
    — Steel cans, aluminium cans, trays and foil
    — All cartons

But there’s a bunch of stuff they don’t want in the yellow topped wheelie bin:

    — Plastic bags or film plastics
    — Disposable nappies
    — Motor oil
    — Syringes
    — Crockery, drinking glasses
    — Light globes, window or mirror glass
    — Car parts
    — Kitchen and food scraps
    — Clothes
    — Any other wastes

As for the green topped garbage bin they don’t want any of the following:

    — Recyclable materials
    — Garden waste
    — Rocks and soil
    — Hot ashes
    — Commercial, industrial or building waste
    — Dead animals
    — Solvents and oil

What’s Your opinion?


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31 Responses to
What can I put in my bin?
Artie_F 5:24 pm 03 Jun 10

Holden Caulfield said :

One other tip worth noting for glass recyclabes is that there is no need to rinse them out before placing them in your bin. During the recycling process they get washed around 12-15 times.

That’s good to know. I generally do a half-arse job at rinsing them out, but now don’t need to!

Zusi4114 4:44 pm 03 Jun 10

cold comfort for change…

p1 4:43 pm 03 Jun 10

As for the green topped garbage bin they don’t want any of the following:

– Dead animals

Am I able to put in parts of dead animals? ie trimming from meat products in my kitchen? And if so, then I recommend you simply cut up any dead animals you wish to dispose of. If not, then pretty much every non vego in the city is probably breaking the rules.

hellspice 4:33 pm 03 Jun 10

if it fits in the hole…….

Wraith 4:23 pm 03 Jun 10

captainwhorebags said :

Holden Caulfield said :

Hot ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze, too.

Stop farting, you are increasing Global Warming

p1 4:05 pm 03 Jun 10

Hot air for a cool breeze?

JessP 3:46 pm 03 Jun 10

So where am I supposed to put the weeds and garden trimmings? In the compost bin I dont have space for? When are we getting a green waste bin??

pptvb 3:45 pm 03 Jun 10

Holden Caulfield said :

Sammy said :

Hot ashes

Shouldn’t be a problem. The hot ash I put in there earlier will be well cold by the time it reaches the depot.

Hot ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze?

captainwhorebags 3:42 pm 03 Jun 10

Holden Caulfield said :

Hot ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze, too.

Holden Caulfield 3:32 pm 03 Jun 10

Sammy said :

Hot ashes

Shouldn’t be a problem. The hot ash I put in there earlier will be well cold by the time it reaches the depot.

Hot ashes for trees?

sumarai 3:26 pm 03 Jun 10

” Hot ashes “

is that to stop those DIY cremations ?

Holden Caulfield 3:24 pm 03 Jun 10

One other tip worth noting for glass recyclabes is that there is no need to rinse them out before placing them in your bin. During the recycling process they get washed around 12-15 times.

Mothy 2:57 pm 03 Jun 10

What’s different in the glass of a drinking glass vs a jar or bottle?

And working on the logic the gummint only need to tell the public not to do something after someone’s already gone and done it and such doing has gotten up their noses – People had honestly put disposable nappies in the yellow lid bins?

Sammy 2:42 pm 03 Jun 10

Hot ashes

Shouldn’t be a problem. The hot ash I put in there earlier will be well cold by the time it reaches the depot.

interbloke 2:30 pm 03 Jun 10

Just chuck your rubbish out on the street and someone else will pick it up eventually – or it will blow away…. maybe we need a course at CIT on how to throw away rubbish.

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