Bin day shuf­fle could save a packet

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit bund­aberg.qld.gov.au.

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.

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