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    Our council laws say no "(xi) sewage, manure, faeces or urine;" So I'm guessing nappies with poo fall under this bracket. Every waste treatment centre will have different rules and it depends on where your rubbish goes to as to what the law is.

    We have single bin recycling where everything goes in, then gets undone from the plastic bags, tumbled, sorted, magnets pull out the metal etc. I wouldn't want to work there, for sure!

    I've never heard of anyone being charged for putting nappies in the bin. I believe they have cameras inside the trucks in case they need to go back and find where something came from.

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    Default The great "flush or bin?" debate...

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    How do they know whose bin things come from?
    Our bin has a unique identifying number on it registered to your address, and the truck has a camera that logs this number and a video of what is coming out of you bin. This is especially done with recycling where you don't use bags, and they can easily see non recyclables (like flower pots, styrofoam etc) the other way is spot checks of bins by hand (yuck)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabella View Post
    You bin has a unique identifying number on it registered to your address, and the truck has a camera that logs this number and a video of what is coming out of you bin. This is especially done with recycling where you don't use bags, and they can easily see non recyclables (like flower pots, styrofoam etc) the other way is spot checks of bins by hand (yuck)
    I can't see how or where this number is? My neighbours and I frequently mix up our bins. We have 2 bins, and use either interchangeably. I haven't seen any identifying marks on them.

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    Default The great "flush or bin?" debate...

    Ours is a 15 digit letter and number combo on the lid of the bin. No use in identifying ours from the neighbors as it is difficult to see. Rubbish is a local council responsibility, so I can only guess that there is great variability in both procedures and local laws.

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    Our trucks have cameras so they can see what's being tipped in from each bin!

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    Default Re: The great "flush or bin?" debate...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulahoop View Post
    Our council laws say no "(xi) sewage, manure, faeces or urine;" So I'm guessing nappies with poo fall under this bracket.

    We have single bin recycling where everything goes in, then gets undone from the plastic bags, tumbled, sorted, magnets pull out the metal etc. I wouldn't want to work there, for sure!

    I've never heard of anyone being charged for putting nappies in the bin.
    What are you meant to do with the nappies then?

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    Default The great "flush or bin?" debate...

    You are supposed to flush the poop down the toilet and then put the nappy in the bin. (but regulations are different between councils, some don't have the no poop in the bin rule....) Its the poop that is not allowed by some councils, not the nappies :-)

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    Given that waste disposal is a local council matter, would there be a chance that this would differ between councils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Given that waste disposal is a local council matter, would there be a chance that this would differ between councils?
    I would say so which is why I sometimes giggle on nappy sites (or forums) when people say "it's illegal to put the poo in the bin"... in some councils it could be, others not.

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    Default Re: The great "flush or bin?" debate...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zabella View Post
    You are supposed to flush the poop down the toilet and then put the nappy in the bin. (but regulations are different between councils, some don't have the no poop in the bin rule....) Its the poop that is not allowed by some councils, not the nappies :-)
    But you can't get it all off. So then what? And what about wee ones?

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