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Wheelie Bins

The wheelie bin provides households all around Australia with a safe and easy way to store their rubbish and waste. With varying capacities and convenient wheeled base, the bin can store all your household rubbish and is easy to transport to the kerb for collection day. They come in a wide range of colours, which is useful for people that like to have a separate bin for recycling and general rubbish.

Capacity of Wheelie Bins

You should pay close attention to the capacity of the bin that you are interested in, as they can range from small to large. If you are a small household of 1-2 people and do not generate much waste, then you may only require a bin between 15-30 litres. If you want to be safe, then it would be a good idea to get a 30-40 litre capacity. Most council provided bins have a capacity of between 120-240 litres, and these will be the best choice for family households or people that generate a lot of waste. If you are looking for a bin to supplement your council provided bin, then look for a capacity of around 50 litres or more. Most families will generate between 10-20L of waste each day, so consider your personal needs and shop for a wheelie bin with the right capacity for your family.

Colours of Wheelie Bins

Most wheelie bins have a solid body colour, usually black or green. Many councils around Australia have a specified lid colour, which helps the garbage men determine the contents of each bin. In some cases, it is not permitted to use any wheelie bin that does not bear the council logo. You should always check your local regulations before purchasing a wheelie bin. Of course if you will not be using it at the kerb side, then you can choose from a wide range of colours that will appeal to you.

Materials of Wheelie Bins

Almost every wheelie bin on the market will be made from heavy duty polyethylene, one of the most common plastics. Plastic is lightweight yet exceptionally durable, helping to extend the service life of your bin. Because wheelie bins are designed to be moved on a regular basis, plastic is an excellent choice. The bins can be transported with ease thanks to a convenient handle and wheels on the bottom of the bin.

Customisation Options for Wheelie Bins

You can customise your unbranded wheelie bin in order to make it your own. A popular addition is vinyl stickering containing your house number. This is a great idea if you want to clearly mark your bin and you can also purchase bin wraps, which help to disguise your bin within the environment. Bin clips come in a range of different colours and help to prevent the edges of your bin liner from falling inside the bin, as well as keeping the inside of your bin clean.

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