Bin Standardisation Guide

The Bin Standardisation Guide has been developed to support metropolitan councils to align their current kerbside garbage, recycling and organics bins with Standards Australia’s Mobile Waste Containers – colours, markings and designation requirements AS 4123.7-2006 (R2017). Hereafter referred to as AS 4123.7.

Utilising AS 4123.7 can reduce waste sent to landfill, increase recycling and support consistent education campaigns to reduce resident confusion about how to correctly use kerbside bins collection services.

The guide:

  • describes different options councils can use to standardise bins and the key issues, challenges and opportunities presented by the different options
  • outlines the reasons councils are encouraged to participate in a metropolitan wide standardisation of kerbside bins collection service
  • suggests ways in which the business case for standardising bins can be made within councils and to the community
  • discusses ways to increase the effectiveness of each option
  • provides information and tools for councils to plan and implement bin standardisation
  • provides information and tools for councils to reduce waste and contamination produced by households

To view the full Bin Standardisation Guide, please download the document below.

 

 

Resources

  • Bin Standardisation Guide Feb 2017 Guidance Document 2.1 MB

    The Bin Standardisation Guide was developed by MWRRG to support metropolitan councils to align their current kerbside garbage, recycling and organics bins with Standards Australia’s Mobile Waste Containers – colours, markings and designation requirements AS 4123.7-2006 (R2017).

  • CGD - The Great Bin Swap Case Study 2.9 MB

    Examples from the City of Greater Dandenong's 'Great Bin Swap' were given in the Bin Standardisation Guide. This case study documents the council’s progression, outcomes and lessons learnt from their 'great bin swap' project.     

Last updated: 02/02/2017