SHIRE of Gingin residents will be able to recycle some of their rubbish once new bins are delivered to households later this month.
The new two-bin waste collection service for residents in the shire’s town sites and rural living areas who have their rubbish collected is due to start on September 1.
The service will operate on coloured bin lid system – red lid for general waste (weekly) and yellow for recyclables (fortnightly) –replacing the one-bin non-recyclable system.
Shire President David Roe said the actual start date for the new bin service depended on which zone a resident lived in.
Zone 1 is Lancelin, zone 2 is Ledge Point, zone 3 is Gingin and properties east of Brand Hwy including Lennard Brook, zone 4 is Seabird, Guilderton, Gingin Brook Rd and properties west of Brand Hwy already receiving waste collection (including Beermullah, Wanerie, Coonabidgee, Muckenburra, Neergabby and Yeal) but excluding the rural estates listed below and zone 5 is Ocean Farms, Seaview Park, Sovereign Hill, Redfield Park, and Woodridge.
Cr Roe said the shire’s waste management contractor Avon Waste would supply the new bins to residents and manage collection of the new two-bin system.
“Avon Waste will also supply a magnetic resource recovery calendar with the new bins showing collection dates for each zone, as well as ‘how to use your bins’ and ‘put it in the right bin’ information,’’ he said.
If anyone is unsure of their particular zone or does not receive a magnetic calendar contact Avon Waste on 1300 059 391 or email email@example.com
In addition, if any residents currently take their bin to a “bank of bins” for collection, their new bins will be delivered to their actual properties to alleviate the possibility of them going missing. Collection of waste from the new bins will still occur from their respective “bank of bins” in future.
“It is important for residents to note that once waste collections commence, Avon Waste will only empty the new bins with the red and yellow lids branded with the ‘Shire of Gingin’ logo – the old non-shire bins will not be emptied.
“It is also important for residents to ensure their properties are easily identified to avoid delays or confusion with delivery of the new bins.’’
He said the new service was part of the Waste Authority’s better bins and recycling right initiative.