Three bins the charm
HOUSEHOLDS could get three bins and recycling could be done locally following Wanneroo Council’s endorsement of a waste services review.
The council considered a review of waste services delivery at its August 21 meeting and endorsed a transition plan and threebin system.
“The transition plan offers the opportunity for residents to become more responsible for their own wastes as cost-effectively, sustainably and close to home as possible,” a council report said.
It said the plan could improve recycling rates, enabling the City to exceed the State Government’s resource recovery target of 65 per cent by 2020.
The council endorsed an application for the Better Bins Program, through which the State Government could potentially provide about $2.1 million over two years.
The report said the initial cost of rolling out the three bin program could be $10 million.
“The City expects to roll out a third bin to residents at some point in 2019-20,” the report said.
“The transition plan does not propose any waste management changes for recyclable materials as the City has a contract in place with Cleanaway until November 30, 2019.
“It is proposed that the City prepares itself to secure a provider of recycling services post-November 2019 within the boundaries of the City.”
The council authorised chief executive Daniel Simms to start discussing with Mindarie Regional Council how the changes would affect its strategic direction and with other local governments the possibility of combining recycling collections.
Joondalup Council agreed to introduce the three-bin system in March and expected to roll out the $5.7 million project in 2019.