Up­grade to big­ger bin free

RE­CY­CLING EN­COUR­AGED

Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

THE City of Kwinana is of­fer­ing free re­cy­cling bin up­grades.

The City is of­fer­ing free up­grades from 240L re­cy­cling bins to larger 360L ones to en­cour­age re­cy­cling.

The free up­grades, which in­crease the size of the yel­low-lid re­cy­cling bin by 50 per cent, can be re­quested from to­day, but may take up to 90 days to be de­liv­ered.

Mayor Carol Adams said the free up­grades formed part of the City’s broader waste strat­egy.

“We want to make it as easy as pos­si­ble for res­i­dents to re­cy­cle right, which is why we’re mak­ing im­prove­ments to both our waste col­lec­tion ser­vice and our waste ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram,” she said.

“In the past 12 months, we’ve in­tro­duced a num­ber of new ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing the ap­point­ment of a ded­i­cated Waste Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer and the in­tro­duc­tion of com­mu­nity and school tours of the Re­gional Re­source and Re­cov­ery Cen­tre (RRRC).”

“We’re also look­ing at how we can gather in­for­ma­tion about re­cy­cling habits through a new bin-tag­ging pro­gram.”

The City in­tro­duced the larger 360L re­cy­cling bins in 2015, but this is the first time the up­grade has been of­fered at no cost.

Res­i­dents who pre­vi­ously paid for the up­grade may also be el­i­gi­ble for a re­fund and are en­cour­aged to con­tact the City on 9439 0200 or via cus­tomer@kwinana.wa.gov.au.

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