SMS Municipal Services Pty. Ltd.

Municipal Services Pty. Ltd.

Bins (Correct Use)



Your red-lidded house hold waste bin
What should I put in the bin?




  • Food waste you are not composting
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic wrapping
  • Food soiled paper and cardboard
  • Nappies
  • Foam packaging


Items you CAN place in Red Lidded Bin



  • Car batteries
  • Paints and chemicals (liquid wastes)
  • Soil and rocks
  • Building materials
  • Gas bottles
  • Recyclables
  • Hot ash
  • Vegetation
  • Tree stumps
Items you CAN NOT place in your Red Bin

Red Lidded Bin


Remember: Avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle


Helpful hints to reduce your waste:

  • Only dispose of items that cannot be reused or recycled.
  • Buy items that are not over-packaged or buy in bulk.
  • When shopping, choose items that come packaged in recyclable material.
  • Take reusable bags for shopping.
  • Start a worm farm or compost bin.


Placing your bins out for collection

To ensure your bins are easily and safely collected, please follow these bin placement rules:


  • Place your bins out the night before collection day.
  • Bin handles must face your house, so the bin’s lid opens to the street.
  • Place bins one metre apart. If they are too close together the truck’s ‘arm’ cannot pick up the bins.
  • Make sure all bin lids are closed, otherwise material can spill during collection.
  • Do not put extra bags or bundles next to or on top of your bins. They will not be collected.
  • Do not place bins close to trees or cars. This makes collection difficult and/or dangerous.
  • Please note bins are not to be stored permanently on the nature strip.
  • A weight restriction of 60kg applies to all bins.



Your blue-lidded paper recycling bin
What should I put in the bin?




  • Newspaper
  • Office paper and envelopes
  • Magazines
  • Egg cartons
  • Clean cardboard
  • Milk carton (cardboard)
  • Telephone Books
  • Clean pizza boxes


Items you CAN place in Blue Lidded Bin



  • Nappies
  • Facial tissues
  • Waxed cardboard (waxed fruit boxes)
  • Plastic bags
  • Food soiled paper and cardboard
Items you CAN NOT place in your Blue Bin

Blue Lidded Bin



SMS Waste
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