Three-year-old backs three bins

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

MEET the City of Joon­dalup’s youngest am­bas­sador for the soon-to-be-in­tro­duced three-bin sys­tem.

Fletcher Lan­ham might only be three years old but he is al­ready across what bin needs to be emp­tied and on what day.

Just re­cently he emp­tied all his out­door toys from his own red bin and filled it with waste.

Ev­ery Thurs­day he can be spot­ted walk­ing around his Heathridge neigh­bour­hood with his mum in the hope of spot­ting the lo­cal garbo and get­ting a “toot and a wave”.

The three-bin sys­tem is set to be rolled out across the City from late Jan­uary, with one 140L red-lid gen­eral-waste bin col­lected weekly, one 240L lime-green lid gar­den-waste bin col­lected fort­nightly and one 240L or 360L yel­low-lid re­cy­cling bin also col­lected fort­nightly.

Res­i­dents can now re­quest a free up­grade to the larger 360L re­cy­cling bin at www.joon­dalup.wa.gov.au or by call­ing 9400 4255.

From De­cem­ber, they can opt out of the 140L redlid gen­eral waste bin and in­stead get a 240L one for an ini­tial cost of $85.

Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob is en­cour­ag­ing all res­i­dents to “be like Fletcher” and em­brace the change to the City’s new method of col­lect­ing house­hold waste.

“Be­havioural change is key to the suc­cess of a three-bin sys­tem, which will de­liver in­creased di­ver­sion rates from land­fill and save ratepayer dol­lars in the process,” he said.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487097

Fletcher Lan­ham is well across the new three-bin sys­tem

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