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Policy Review - Open for Public Comment

What goes in which bin - Waste, Recycling, Food and Organics

Contamination of domestic wheelie bins causes big problems and costs the community both environmentally and economically. The wrong materials can ruin the compost product, result in recyclables going to landfill, damage Council facilities and endanger staff. This is why Council takes contamination incidents seriously.

Collection vehicles are fitted with a closed-circuit TV camera which films the bin as it empties. The driver makes a note when contamination occurs and puts a sticker on the bin. The information is recorded against the address back at the office, a letter is sent to the resident.

Moree Plains Shire Council works on a 'three-strikes' system - more than three incidents may result in a suspended service, and there is a fee to have your bin returned. Please ensure that you only place the correct materials in each bin, and call Council if you have any questions.

General Waste  Recycling  Organics, Food and Green Waste  Take to Landfill
Batteries - dry cell Aerosol cans (empty) Bones: from leftover food Batteries - dry cell
Bubble wrap Aluminium cans Branches and leaves Batteries - vehicle 
Cake trays (foam) Aluminium foil Coffee Grindings Books
Car parts Books Fruit and vegetable scraps  Computers
Car windscreens Bottles Garden waste Cooking Oil 
Carbon paper Beer bottles Food scraps Clothing baskets 
Cassette tapes Bottle tops Grass clippings  DVD players 
CD’s Cardboard Kitchen towelling (dirty)  E-Waste
Cellophane Cardboard egg cartons Kitty litter Electrical appliances 
Ceramics Cereal boxes Leaves  Fluorescent tubes 
Cereal box inserts Computer paper  Manure/animal droppings  Gas Bottles 
Chip packets Drink cans Tea bags  Kitchen appliances
Cling Wrap film Cutlery (plastic) Plant cuttings  Green waste (excess) 
Clothing baskets Foil (clean) Vacuum cleaner dust  Mirror glass
Clothing/shoes Envelopes (with windows) Tissues (contaminated) Light bulbs 
Cups and saucers Food cans Vegetable scraps Motor oil 
Disposable nappies Glass (jars and bottles) Weeds  Scrap metal 
Electrical appliances Ice cream containers / lids Wood/Timber (no nails, untreated) Tyres 
Eye glasses Jars (glass)   Videos 
Fluorescent tubes Jar lids   Video cassette recorder 
Foam boxes Juice cartons    White goods 
Foam meat trays Junk mail (remove plastic wrap)    Window glass
Foam underlay Kitchen towelling (clean)     
Glass (other) Laundry detergent boxes     
Laminated paper Magazines    
Light bulbs Medicine bottles    
Matchboxes Milk cartons    
Meat scraps  Milk containers (plastic)     
Mirror Glass Newspapers     
Nappies (disposable) Office Paper     
Pens & pencils Paint tins (dry, up to 4ltrs)    
Photos Paper towel roll     
Picture frames Pet food tins (clean)    
Placemats Phone books    
Plastic bags Pizza boxes (clean)    
Plastic strapping Plastic containers (all kinds)    
Plastic wrappers Plant pots    
Plate glass Plastic meat/fruit trays    
Polystyrene  Seedling containers     
Pyrex (ovenware) Shampoo bottles    
Shoes Soft drink bottles    
Sporting goods Soft drink cans    
Styrofoam Spirit bottles    
Take-away foam containers Steel cans    
Toothpaste tubes Tetrapaks (juice containers)    
Toys Tin cans    
Treated pine Tissues (clean)    
Videos Toilet paper rolls    
Vinyl (eg. school bags) Waxed cardboard    
Window glass Waxed paper    
Wine casks (foil) Wine bottles    
  Wrapping paper    
  Yoghurt containers    
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