Dual bins for Kar­ratha homes

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Louise Alling­ham

Lug­ging bags of bot­tles and card­board to the tip will soon be a thing of the past with the City of Kar­ratha in­tro­duc­ing a kerb­side re­cy­cling ser­vice.

The new dual-ser­vice ap­proach will be added to house­hold waste col­lec­tion ser­vices across the City of Kar­ratha.

Each house­hold will soon re­ceive a re­cy­cling bin for a fort­nightly col­lec­tion to be­gin in the new year.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said the coun­cil had in­ves­ti­gated op­tions to de­ter­mine the most ef­fec­tive way to de­liver the waste col­lec­tion ser­vice to res­i­dents.

“A com­pet­i­tive ten­der process was run in July to see whether al­ter­na­tive ser­vice de­liv­ery mod­els could achieve a higher level of ser­vice at a re­duced cost,” he said.

“It was found that an ex­ter­nal provider could not only de­liver cur­rent ser­vices, but in­clude re­cy­cling as well for a to­tal cost that is less than our present de­liv­ery ex­pen­di­ture.

“We know the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a kerb­side re­cy­cling ser­vice has been a top pri­or­ity for our res­i­dents with feed­back through­out our Com­mu­nity Sur­vey and Face­book page in­di­cat­ing the need for its pro­vi­sion.

“Be­ing able to pro­vide res­i­dents with this new ser­vice at no added cost to ratepay­ers is an ex­cel­lent re­sult for both the com­mu­nity and for coun­cil.”

The ser­vice will be de­liv­ered by City of Kar­ratha con­trac­tor Clean­away.

Sched­ul­ing de­tails will be re­leased in the com­ing months.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long and Clean­away Pil­bara re­gional man­ager Dave Mul­der.

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