Three Bin Rollout to Commence This Month
The City of Joondalup will commence the roll out of the new three bin system from Monday 21 January 2019.
The roll out will encompass 60,000 residential properties and aligns with the Waste Authority’s Waste Strategy to improve waste avoidance and resource recovery.
The three bin system has been part funded by the Better Bins program – a $20 million State Government initiative that provides funding to local governments to implement better practice kerbside waste collection.
The bin lid colour change will bring the City in line with the Australian Standard – red for general waste, lime green for green waste and yellow for recycling.
During the bin roll out the City will deliver a new 140L red lid bin for general waste and replace the old general waste bin lid with a new lime green lid. This bin will then be used for green waste.
New look waste disposal trucks will be hitting roads across the City from 21 January. From this date until the end of March, residents are requested to leave bins on their verge from 6.00am to 6.00pm on their waste collection days.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the rollout of the Three Bin System was a significant milestone for the City and the new method of collecting household waste would deliver huge benefits for residents.
“The new system is an integral part of the City’s commitment to meeting the State Government’s target of diverting 65% of municipal solid waste from landfill by 2020, which is also a key aspiration of the City’s Waste Management Plan,” Mayor Jacob said.
“There has also been a significant increase in disposal costs at landfill from $120 per tonne in 2013-14 to $205 per tonne in 2018-19, and this figure will continue to rise.
“Changing from a two-bin system to a three-bin system provides an opportunity to generate both cost savings for the City, and therefore our ratepayers, as well as reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.
“I encourage residents to embrace these changes and to be more ‘waste wise’ by thinking about ways to reduce the waste they create in their daily lives.”
The new 140L red lid general waste bin will have an information pack attached to the lid, providing information on collection days and how to use each bin.
As soon as the new bin is delivered it is ready for immediate use.