This bin should only be used for general household waste that cannot be put in your recycling (yellow lid) or organics bins. This includes:
Avoid waste in the first place;
Refuse junk mail if you don't want to read it;
Share magazines and newspapers or access them free at the library.
Reduce what you throw away;
Set up a compost bin and worm farms in your backyard for food scraps;
Use your organics bin to compost food scraps;
Buy in bulk and products with minimal packaging;
Use both sides of the paper;
Repair before replacing.
Reuse materials in an innovative way;
Reuse gift wrapping paper and ribbon;
Buy items in refillable containers where possible;
Reuse glass and plastic containers for storing food, pens, buttons, screws and other items.
Recycle products to save natural resources;
Close the loop and buy recycled products;
Use your recycling (yellow lid) bin to recycle your household recyclables.