Could you do with a different bin?

14 March, 2014Posted in: Environment, Other
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Coinciding with the rollout of new green waste bins, Council is offering customers the option of reviewing their existing waste service.

“We thought as we were introducing the new green waste bins across the Shire, it would also be a perfect opportunity for many of our residents to reassess their current waste needs,” said Council’s Business Services Coordinator, Scott McAllan.

“We’re aware that circumstances change over time,” he added. “Perhaps the family has grown over the years or maybe the household has downsized, whatever the reason, the same bins that were in place ten years ago may not suit today.”

Wingecarribee Shire Council is subsequently giving existing domestic household users – properties that already receive Council’s domestic and recycling bin services – the opportunity to re-visit their current waste needs.

New options include downsizing or upgrading bin sizes, changing current weekly domestic waste pick-ups to a fortnightly service, or receiving additional recycling or green waste bins.

“All the options have new indicative prices attached to them,” Mr McAllan said. “Residents who choose to downsize their services may find they’re able to save money when compared to their current usage.”

“Similarly, those who take up the option of additional green waste or recycling bins could find they’re saving on having to make additional trips out to the Resource Recovery Centre.”

Residents wanting to change their waste services must confirm their new options by Friday 21 March by filling out a Rollout Change Request Form.

“We need to have all the changes back to us by 21 March so the new bins can be ordered in time to meet the July deadline,” Mr McAllan said.

Current waste arrangements will remain unchanged for those residents who do not submit a change request form.

“All customers, regardless of whether they decide to change their current waste service or not, will receive 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.”

New bins, including the new 240 litre green waste bin, will be progressively introduced through May and June prior to the commencement of the new contractor starting on 1 July 2014. Old bins will be collected and recycled by Council’s waste contractor JR Richards.

For more information, including a full schedule of options, costs and the Rollout Change Request Form, visit Council’s website at or contact Council’s Resource Recovery Centre on phone 4868 0555.