City of Vincent has no plans to issue fines for messy bins

City of Vincent has no plans to issue fines for messy bins

THE City of Vincent has confirmed it will not impose fines on ratepayers for damage to their wheelie bins.

South of the river local government City of Gosnells intends to advertise a local law that would see the it hand out $400 fines for the mistreatment of bins after recently passing the motion.

Other fines would be served for failing to place a receptacle for collection in a lawful position, failing to keep a receptacle clean and in a good condition and repair, and exceeding weight capacity of a general waste receptacle.

Vincent City chief executive Len Kosova said its ratepayers were respectful of their property.

“The City of Vincent currently has no plans to introduce a fine system for damage caused to wheelie bins,” he said.

“On the whole our ratepayers are very respectful of the services we provide and damage caused to residential wheelie bins is infrequent.”

The City did not respond as to how much it spent in the last financial year replacing or repairing damaged bins.