The City is the latest local government to sign up to the State Government�s Better Bins initiative to increase recycling and improve kerbside collections.
Better Bins was launched in January last year as a $7.5 million pilot program, with a further $20 million injected to extend the scheme.
As part of the program, seven local governments will roll-out the same three bin colour coded waste system with a red lid bin for general waste, yellow for co-mingled recycling and green for green waste.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said separating waste helped support recycling by reducing the amount of non-recyclable materials in the recycling streams.
�Only 38 per cent of WA�s waste stream is recycled, with materials worth millions of dollars being sent to landfill each year,� he said.
�We can do a lot better and it�s encouraging to see local councils come on board in this way to help increase our rate of recycling.
�Providing uniform lid colours between different council areas also helps homeowners better understand what type of waste goes into what bin, regardless of where they live.�
Mayor Sylvan Albert said the City was an industry leader in waste collection, being the first to introduce a co-mingled recycled service in the 1990s and a three-bin household waste collection system in 1996.
�In many ways our involvement in this program demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement,� he said.
�This project will provide positive benefits to the approximately 27,000 households within the City of Bayswater and those benefits will help the environment too, and we know that�s important to our community.
�It will result in an enhanced service for our residents and will upgrade our household waste collection system even further.
�We will be rolling out the bin replacement program to our residents in the near future � a measure greatly assisted by this State Government grant.�
The City of Stirling, towns of Cambridge and Cottesloe and the shires of Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup and Chittering are also taking part in Better Bins.
436503p – Kylie Gollan and her children Cooper (4) and Olivia (6), Mayor Sylvan Albert, Environment Minister Albert Jacob and Waste Services Authority chairman Marcus Geisler.