What does "Tip" mean in Australian English?

Context from the Wikipedia article about the Australian White Ibis:

"The birds have also come to be regarded as a problem species in Victoria as a result of their scavenging activities, scattering rubbish from tips and bins in the process."

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  • 4 weeks ago

    more of a britishism, a non-US word.  A tip is a dump in US terms.  We dump wastes, but apparently most english people tip them from the truck rather than dump them.  So, the place that the dumping or tipping is done is called the dump or the tip.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    This is not only Australian usage. It's the standard word in the UK too. A 'tip' is a site where you can dump rubbish.

    A mother might say to her teenage child: "Go and tidy your room - it's a complete tip!"

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Tip Garbage

    Tip next race

    Tip cue snooker

    Tip end of something

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    'Tips' from the context sounds like something like what we would call in the US a garbage can.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      A reasonable guess, but no.

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  • Mark
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    4 weeks ago

    In this sense, it means what is called a "landfill"  (so named, because collection trucks "tip" their loads into it).

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  • Satan
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    4 weeks ago

    Tip can mean the point of an object, like the tip of a pen

    or, it can be the gratuity left for a waiter or barstaff

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  • Lôn
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    4 weeks ago

    Rubbish tips....garbage tips.....where rubbish/garbage is disposed of in landfill sites.

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  • 4 weeks ago

     A tip is a trash disposal site, like a municipal trash dump.

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