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Important Information


While the Grey Water Bin was designed as a simple and 'easy to use' solution, we have a few recommendations to ensure that the unit continues to work as intended.

  • When pumping greywater into the bin we recommend always watch it to ensure that the hose nossle is not being blocked by anything, such as long hair or fabric lint.
  • At the end of each use, we recommend running the pump at full pressure in order to clear it out and prevent any internal blockages.
  • If using a battery powered pump, make sure to keep batteries charged in preparation for each use (we recommend having at least two batteries). 
  • If water is not transfering through a hose, ensure that all connections are fully joined and there are no kinks in the hose.
  • It is a good idea to regularly clean out the Grey Water Bin to further prevent blockages.


NSW Greywater Regulations

According to the NSW guidlines for greywater reuse in sewered, single household residential premises, the use of greywater can be separated into one of three catagories: 1) Manual Bucketing, 2) Greywater Diversion Device,

3) Greywater Treatment System. Each of these three methods have a specific set of guidlines that regulate how the water can and cannot be used.

Because the Grey Water Bin constitutes as a manual method, it would be regulated as a form of 'Manual Bucketing'.  Page 22-23 of the document outlining these regulations (found here) highlights the following "Dos and Don'ts" for manual greywater use.


  • DO be careful lifting and carrying buckets of greywater, particularly over slippery surfaces and on stairs or steps
  • DO select garden-friendly detergents that are biodegradable and low in phosphorus, sodium, boron and chloride.
  • DO select washing detergents that are low in salt – consider using a powder concentrate, or a liquid washing detergent.
  • DO reuse greywater in the garden in several locations.
  • DO monitor plant and soil response to greywater irrigation.
  • DO consider applying a soil rewetting agent every six months.
  • DO wash your hands after reusing greywater.


  • DON’T reuse toilet or kitchen wastewater.
  • DON’T reuse greywater for irrigation during rain.
  • DON’T apply greywater in areas that are readily accessible to children, people with a low immune system or pets.
  • DON’T reuse greywater generated from the washing of nappies or soiled clothing.
  • DON’T reuse greywater when a resident is sick, e.g. has diarrhoea.
  • DON’T reuse greywater generated by cleaning in the laundry or bathroom, or when using hair dye or other chemicals.
  • DON’T reuse greywater generated by washing rags used for painting or for maintaining machinery and vehicles.
  • DON’T reuse greywater to top up rainwater tanks or swimming pools.
  • DON’T store untreated greywater
  • DON’T over-water.
  • DON’T reuse greywater on plants that will be eaten raw or where fruit has fallen to the ground and could be eaten.
  • DON’T use greywater to wash paths, driveways or cars.
  • DON’T reuse greywater so that it flows into the streets or down stormwater drains.
  • DON’T let greywater go beyond the property boundary and cause a nuisance to neighbours.

We recommend visiting the WaterNSW website for the latest information relating to greywater regulations: