Council wants a sneak peek in your bin

1 December, 2011Posted in: Other
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In a bid to assess current residential waste disposal behaviours, Wingecarribee Shire Council will be conducting a review of household garbage and recycling materials.

The assessment will take place between 28 November and 16 December and will involve contractors EC Sustainable Environment Consultants examining randomly selected household garbage bins left on the kerb for their regular waste collection.

Information gathered from the inspections will be used to assess the effectiveness of current Council waste collection services and if necessary, help to design improvement strategies and education programs.

Council’s Business Service Coordinator Shelly Willingham said contractors would wear appropriate identification.

“We’ve also deliberately avoided informing which households will be randomly inspected so we don’t influence their normal disposal behaviour,” Ms Willingham said.

Waste will be taken from bins and sorted off site.

“The only thing collected from the bins will be information which will be used to help us fine-tune our waste collection services.”