What is the difference between a garbage can and a compost bin?

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A garbage can or rubbish bin is used if the contents are not intended to be sorted, reused recycled or composted.

A compost bin is used for organic material that can be broken down by bacterial actio,n or through digestion by worms, to create compost.

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