City of Cockburn to start rolling out green bins in Hamilton Hill and Leeming

City of Cockburn to start rolling out green bins in Hamilton Hill and Leeming

PROPERTIES in Leeming and Hamilton Hill will be the first to receive a green waste bin under Cockburn Council’s plan to roll them out across the city.

From July, Cockburn residents in Leeming on properties larger than 400sqm will start receiving the extra bin.

Hamilton Hill residents will get one before June next year.

Coolbellup, North Lake, North Coogee, Bibra Lake, Spearwood, Jandakot, Banjup and Cockburn Central residents will receive one in 2017-18.

South Lake, Beeliar, Yangebup and Coogee will follow in 2018-19.

The $2.8 million roll-out will end with Success, Hammond Park, Atwell and Aubin Grove in 2019-2020.

Cockburn councillors agreed to endorse the roll-out over four years last Thursday night, with 29,000 of Cockburn’s 42,000 residential properties, or those larger than 400sqm, to get one.

Large rural lots, multi-residential and commercial and industrial properties will be excluded.

It followed a council decision in May to back the City-wide introduction of a bin for green waste.

Last year, 1200 Hamilton Hill homes were given a lime-green-topped bin for green waste, a yellow topped recycling bin for recyclables and a red-lidded bin for general rubbish as part of a trial.

The aim was to have rubbish separated at the source to lead to reduced contamination and more opportunities to recycle.

Just 4 per cent of the 200 tonnes of green waste collected by the city was contaminated.

The green waste collected during the trial has been processed into mulch at the Henderson Waste Recovery Precinct at a rate of $30 a tonne.

Savings from the city processing green waste itself was a major factor behind Cockburn’s engineering and works services director Charles Sullivan calling for the third bin to be introduced.

With grants from the WA Waste Authority and savings from its new system, the city expects to recover its output three years after the scheme is fully in place.

Against the initial trial was the SMRC, which counts the Town of East Fremantle, City of Fremantle, City of Kwinana and City of Melville among its members.

Earlier this year Melville officers reported the introduction of a third bin across Cockburn could cause the SMRC’s new strategic waste management plan, due for adoption in June, to flop and lead to a $7 million budget deficit.

Despite this, the city will issue a notice of withdrawal from the Project Participant’s Agreement to take effect on June 30, 2017.

By staging the roll-out, any compensation the city will need to pay the SMRC over the next 12 months for lost tonnage should be minimised.

SMRC chairman and Melville deputy mayor Cameron Schuster said remaining PPA participants would “consider their respective positions in light of this decision”.

The city has committed to remain a member of the SMRC’s Project Establishment Agreement.

Rollout of the Program

2016/17: 2000 properties.

Leeming (will receive a green waste bin between July and September, 2016)

East Hamilton Hill (October – December, 2016)

South Hamilton Hill (January – March, 2017)

West Hamilton Hill (April – June, 2017)

2017/18: 8209 properties

Coolbellup, North Lake, North Coogee, Bibra Lake, Spearwood, Jandakot, Banjup and Cockburn Central.

2018/2019: 9390 properties.

South Lake, Beeliar, Yangebup, Coogee.

2019/2020: 8135 properties.

Success, Hammond Park, Atwell, Aubin Grove.