What To Put In Organic Bin 🍊: It is never a good idea to put your organic waste into the general waste bin. Not only will it increase your costs, but it will also prompt you to do harm more than good to the environment.


So, for this blog, we are going to talk about what you can and cannot put in your organic bin, assuming you do have one. This is also a way to encourage businesses to be more aware of their spending and the environment, at the same time.


Additionally, we will also pitch in our own organic waste bin services you can avail all throughout the metro regions of Australia. Read on to learn more.


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A Bit About Waster

Before we continue with the discussion on what to put in your organic bin, let me share with you more information about Waster.


We here at Waster provide you with innovative solutions for you and your business’s waste management and recycling needs. Furthermore, we provide flexible, 30-day contracts instead of the typical lock-in contracts, which proves to be better.


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Always Sort Out Your Organic Bin

A bin for organic waste will tremendously help you in all sorts of ways! But, not many will know that since, unfortunately, a majority of the country lacks the knowledge when it comes to waste management sorting and processes.


First, it should be noted that – in the opinion of Waster which many will agree – we should decrease the amount of waste going into landfills, therefore freeing up plenty of space. This practice includes resource recovery and recycling. The materials can then be either reused, utilised as energy, or recycled.


And, stating all of this, one good example of this practice is getting an organic waste bin to divert the waste going into a landfill. Furthermore, like any other types of bin services, the waste should be regulated (i.e., be aware of what you put in the bin; there are those you can and cannot put in there).


Additional Information On Sorting Waste

You will have a hard time if you do not sort out your waste – organic waste included. First, recycling is only viable if the waste is of the same type or classification. Mixed recyclables will be difficult and costly to recycle, in fact.


Additionally, facilities may reject the recyclables if a significant amount of non-recyclables infiltrate the recycling stream.


This especially applies to organics waste. As mentioned above, there are wastes you can and cannot put in the organic waste bin. In the next section, we will enumerate what you can and cannot put in the bin.


Viable To Put In Organic Bin

NOTE: consult with your waste management and recycling provider beforehand. As such, examples usually include the following:


  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Teabags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Weeds
  • Raw meat and fish
  • Bones of meat and fish
  • A little number of food scraps
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Rice, pasta, beans (grains)
  • Fruits and vegetables (peelings included)
  • Cardboard that is used to contain food
  • Shredded paper
  • Ash (provided it is cold)
  • Sticks
  • Twigs
  • Soil
  • Animal dung


Non-Viable To Put In Organic Bin

The following are not to be put in the organics bin:


  • Plastics
  • Rocks
  • Large amounts of soil
  • Cigarette butts
  • Textile (e.g., clothes, rags, curtains)
  • Shoes
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Any kinds of medical waste
  • Coated timber or treated timber



In other news, I would like to talk about the organic bin of Bendigo. Their residents enjoy the fortnightly collection service for their food and organics waste. As stated above, it is very important to divert organics from landfills and not throw it in the general waste bin because not doing so will cause a lot of problems.


First and foremost, when we put organic waste into a landfill, it will eventually break down. The process – called anaerobic decomposition – creates dangerous substances. The first is a liquid called leachate that can contaminate groundwater. Furthermore, it also produces two potent greenhouse gases: methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2).


Now, going back to the subject of Bendigo’s organics collection service, it started in 2016 with the aim of, as already stated above, diverting organic waste from landfill and recycling them in the process.


But, this only applies to households. Businesses in Bendigo do not have such service available to them. Instead, they should look at acquiring the services of a waste management company. Waster can provide all of that!


Waster’s Organic Bin Service

You can efficiently recycle your organic waste with the help of Waster. We are a waste management company that wants to boost your recycling and help you save costs in the process, as well.


With our organic bin service, you will essentially have less trash to throw to in your general waste bin. Remember that the heavier the bin, the more likely it will be expensive.


Additionally, we offer all of this through our flexible 30-day agreements, removing the possibility of you being locked in a contract in which you are dissatisfied with the service. But, rest assured that we will provide high-quality organic waste management and recycling bin services to you. Our friendly customer service team will surely tend to your experienced problem/s and will do everything they can in their power to solve it.


What To Put In Organic Bin: Conclusion

There are certain organic wastes you can and cannot put in the bin. You have to make sure to consult with your waste management provider (businesses) or the local council (households).


Additionally, if you are a business in need of such service, do not hesitate to contact Waster. More information will be stated below.


Waster: Things You Need To Know

If you’re looking for bin services, check our waste recycling shop and find the best deals in terms of pricing and services.


Also, please call 1300 WASTER (1300 927 837), or email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions.


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