Delivery of 75,000 bins underway ahead of new kerbside waste service to start on 2 April
Published: 12 Feb 2018 9:28am
The most significant change to Wagga Wagga’s waste habits is just around the corner, with the delivery of 75,000 new kerbside rubbish bins starting from today.
The roll out of the new bins will take place from 12 February to 23 March for residents who currently receive the kerbside waste service or may be joining it for the first time.
As part of Wagga Wagga’s kerbside waste contract to start on 2 April, households will receive three new bins to align with the Australian standard of bin lid colours:
- Green-lid for FOGO (food organics and garden organics) waste will be collected weekly and Council is currently looking for a contractor to process this material into a useable product.
- Yellow-lid for recyclables, such as plastics and paper, which will be collected every two weeks. This material will be taken to Kurrajong Recycling, who will continue to process recyclable material.
- Red-lid for general waste that can’t be recycled, which will be collected every two weeks and taken for disposal as landfill.
Households will also receive a kitchen caddy and 150 compostable liners to separate their food waste before placing it in the green-lid FOGO bin.
“Your three new bins and kitchen caddy will arrive all together on your nature strip,” Director Commercial Operations Caroline Angel said.
“Inside your kitchen caddy you’ll find your roll of 150 compostable liners as well as an information pack, which includes an instructional sheet for the removal of old bins, a collection calendar and service information booklet.
“With 75,000 bins to be delivered, the process will take some time. We’ll keep you informed with where the delivery is scheduled to take place each week through our weekly publication Council News, on Council’s social media accounts and through the yourwaste.com.au website.”
Local waste champions have lent their voices to the community education campaign for the new kerbside waste service, featuring in advertising and the service information booklet.
“I’m really looking forward to knowing my food scraps will be recycled,” one of the waste champions Colleen Murphy said.
“It’s only a small change in your thinking.”
Mum of two Nicola Smith echoed her thoughts.
“I think we will adapt well. We usually generate only one bag of rubbish for landfill each week,” Nicola said.
“It’s a great initiative that needs to be supported.”
Households that are part of the kerbside service and have not received their new bins by 26 March should contact Council. Residents are reminded the new bins will not be emptied until the new kerbside service contract begins on 2 April.
For more information on the new service, visit yourwaste.com.au, call 1300 292 442 or email email@example.com.
Transition to new kerbside waste service
- Bin delivery: 12 February to 23 March
- Removal of old bins: Late March through to 20 April
- New service begins: 2 April
Your new kerbside service
- 240L food organics and garden organics bin collected weekly
- 240L recycling bin collected on the alternate fortnight to your general waste bin
- 140L general waste bin collected on the alternate fortnight to your recycling bin
- Kitchen caddy with compostable liners to help separate food waste in your kitchen
- The new service will increase overall fortnightly bin capacity by 140L
- An annual pre-booked household hard waste collection service will also be rolled out as part of the new kerbside waste service
- New bins will be delivered to households
- Old bins will be removed from households
- A kitchen caddy will be provided to every household to assist in the separation of food waste
- Households will need to adjust to a change in separating food organics to be placed in the new combined food organics and garden organics bin
- Some residents will be joining the Council managed service for the first time
New bin delivery – what to expect
- Your three new bins and kitchen caddy will arrive all together on your nature strip. Your kitchen caddy will be attached to your new green-lid FOGO (food organics and garden organics) bin.
- Inside your kitchen caddy you will find your roll of 150 compostable liners as well as an information pack.
- If you have not received your new bins by 26 March, please contact Wagga Wagga City Council on 1300 292 442.
- Please note new bins will not be emptied until the start of the new contract on 2 April.
Bin delivery locations: February 12 to 23
- Glenfield Park
- Lake Albert
- Mount Austin
- Turvey Park
- East Wagga Wagga
- Wagga Wagga
Delivery timeframes are a guide only and are subject to change