Bin day shuffle could save a packet
CHANGES to the Bundaberg Regional Council’s waste and recycling bin collection service, approved in this week’s ordinary meeting, could save up to $200,000 a year in operational costs.
Waste and recycling spokesman Vince Habermann said the existing collection routes had not been reviewed since amalgamation in 2008.
“By updating our waste collection routes, we can maximise the efficiency and productivity of our resources and waste and recycling fleet,” Cr Habermann said.
“While the new routes may seem like a minimal change, when you consider we are collecting roughly 50,000 household bins per week, a slight improvement can have a substantial financial impact.”
Cr Habermann said bin collection days for some residents would change but every resident would be given sufficient notice.
He said, with the exception of Childers and Gin Gin, drivers would service the same area on the same day.
“The new routes will be more structured, relying less on the local knowledge of drivers, and will be designed to ensure we utilise the full capacity of the trucks when returning to landfill.”
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Waste and recycling spokesman Vince Habermann The new routes will be more structured, relying less on the local knowledge of drivers, and will be designed to ensure we utilise the full capacity of the trucks when returning to landfill.