As of Monday 12 May, Wingecarribee Shire Council will be rolling out new waste bins to all of the Shire’s existing domestic waste customers.
The bins will include replacements for old domestic waste bins (red lid bins), recycle bins (yellow lid bins) and the introduction of new garden organics bins (green lid bins).
The new 240 litre garden organics bins will be collected on alternate weeks to the recycle bins.
Council’s Business Services Coordinator, Scott McAllan explained the rollout.
“In total Council will be delivering over 51,000 new bins right across the Shire,” he said. “We anticipate the entire operation to take about four weeks from start to finish.”
“In all, three bins will be delivered to existing waste customers including the new garden organics bin.”
Councillors resolved late last year to introduce the new green waste service across the Shire.
“All customers will receive the new bins ready for the July changeover,” Mr McAllan added. “That’s because in many cases the existing bins are close to ten years old and are near the end of their life cycle.”
“However, it’s imperative that once residents receive their new bins, they don’t start using them until the new financial year,” Mr McAllan said.
Council’s new waste contractor, JR Richards will begin operations starting from Monday 30 June 2014. Routes and schedules will remain the same.
Until the handover, residents must continue to use their existing old bins.
“We recommend storing the three new bins away safely until the handover takes place,” Mr McAllan said.
“Once the new service commences, Council will be revisiting all customers and taking away their old bins and recycling them.”
An information pack detailing all the new changes will be included in the bin rollout.
For more information on the new bins including collection days, visit the waste website at www.wscwaste.com.au or contact Council’s Waste Hotline on phone 1300 133 969.