Coun­cils could move to three bins

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Lucy Jarvis

THE City of Wan­neroo will ap­ply for fund­ing to in­tro­duce a three-bin sys­tem, but is yet to de­cide if it will switch from two to three bins.

The ma­jor­ity of the coun­cil this month sup­ported a staff rec­om­men­da­tion to ap­ply for funds through the Waste Au­thor­ity’s Bet­ter Bins pro­gram. The March 6 coun­cil re­port said the City could po­ten­tially re­ceive up to $2.1 mil­lion to roll out three bins to its 70,000 house­holds.

As­sets di­rec­tor Har­min­der Singh said the dead­line for fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions was March 30 and the coun­cil would de­cide at a later date whether to in­tro­duce the three-bin sys­tem.

In mov­ing the rec­om­men­da­tion, coun­cil­lor Domenic Zappa said he sup­ported the City evolv­ing and im­prov­ing its waste man­age­ment.

Cr Zappa said his de­ci­sion on whether to shift to the three-bin sys­tem would de­pend on cost fac­tors and “value for money” it pro­vided ratepay­ers.

Crs Paul Miles and Sonet Coet­zee voted against mak­ing the fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion. “I don’t see why we would ap­ply for some­thing, maybe get some fund­ing, then make a busi­ness case,” Cr Miles said.

The coun­cil re­port said fac­tors to con­sider in­cluded costs of cap­i­tal in­vest­ment and pro­vid­ing the ser­vice, fund­ing con­di­tions and num­ber of house­holds in­volved.

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