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



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