Garbage Bin Stickers: Wheelie Bin Sticker Templates For Recycling

Garbage Bin Stickers: Wheelie Bin Sticker Templates For Recycling

Garbage Bin Stickers: there is a saying by Seneca that “if one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”. I bet you did not expect to get a quote from Seneca on a website about Australian waste management but I am going to spin it by saying – without proper directions, posters, bin stickers and processes, your business will find it hard to reduce waste management costs and boost recycling.

 

For an overview on how to put in place an effective waste management plan for your business – we suggest starting by reading our recent blog on waste management plans. This should give you some good ideas and links to informative sources regarding boosting recycling, bin sizes and choosing smart solutions such as cheap cardboard collection, commingled recycling, organic waste solutions etc.

 

Garbage bin stickers – what are they then?

 

As you will be aware if you have lived in Australia for more than 10 minutes, Australia loves standards and official colours and regulations. In the context of garbage bin stickers this is actually a pretty smart thing as it ensures people can easily make the correct decision regards which bin is appropriate for which waste or recycling stream

 

The relevant Australin standard for mobile bin colours is AS4123.7-2006 mobile waste containers – Part 7: colours, markings and designation requirements). The colour designations for common waste categories are listed below:

 

General Waste: Red lid on dark green or black bin

Mixed recycling / Commingled: Yellow lid on dark green or black bin

Paper / Cardboard: Blue lid on dark green or black bin

 

You can find a good article with further resources on the subject (and lots of free sticker and poster downloads on the Queensland Government EPA site here.

Note: we also published a blog recently on wheelie bin cleaning – if you like that sort of thing!

 

Garbage bin stickers – free downloads

 

We provide below bin stickers in Australian standards for you garbage bin.

 

General Waste

 

General Waste bin sticker

 

If you click on the image you should be able to download the png version. All you will have to do is resize it for you specific needs.

 

Paper and Cardboard

 

Cardboard and paper bin sticker

If you click on the image you should be able to download the png version. All you will have to do is resize it for you specific needs.

 

Commingled / mixed recycling

 

Commingled recycling mixed recycling bin sticker

 

If you click on the image you should be able to download the png version. All you will have to do is resize it for you specific needs.

 

Benefits of using the correct garbage bin stickers

 

The benefits of using the correct bin colours and stickers are multiple. Recycling and waste segregation (that means putting waste streams in to the right bin to aid collection and hopefully reduce costs) take up time and effort and can go by the wayside when staff are extremely busy and rushed. It is best practise to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible. If the bins are always the same colours with clear signage and labelling, most people will do the right thing as they care about the environment (when it does not require too much effort).

 

The potential benefits include the following:

 

A. Minimise cost – if you can take more valuable recyclable commodities out of General Waste, you should be able to reduce waste collection costs. Recycling collections are usually cheaper than general waste collections

 

B. Decrease percentage of rejected bins – you may have experienced this in the past. If a recycling bin is contaminated with a percentage of general waste, it may be collected and charged as general waste. This will hurt your recycling performance and bottom line.

 

C. Save staff time on site: if they can save time and effort by knowing exactly which waste goes in which bin, this can amount to real savings to your business.

 

Next steps

 

We invite you to save money on your waste collections by checking out our online waste shop. You will see online how much you can save by moving to Waster today. Just press the button! Also check out our article on what to do on bin collection day.

 

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Author: Mr Waster

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