Better Bins: Joondalup and Mosman Park receive funding for three-bin system

Better Bins: Joondalup and Mosman Park receive funding for three-bin system

THE City of Joondalup will share in $1.9 million from the State Government to help implement the three-bin system.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson announced today the City would share the funding from the Better Bins program with the Town of Mosman Park.

The program helps local government improve their waste practices by funding initiatives that divert waste from landfill and promote recycling.

It also promotes the three-bin system where residents separate their organic and green waste into a lime green-lid bin in addition to the yellow-lid recycling bin and general waste red-lid bin.

This can more than double kerbside waste diversion rates compared to the two-bin system.

The Joondalup council voted in March to implement the system, which is expected to be rolled out early next year, and apply for grant funding.

Combined with the Town of Mosman Park, they will expand the three-bin system coverage by 63,000 households.

“So far, local governments have been awarded over $9.3 million to provide Better Bins kerbside collection services to more than 309,500 households,” Mr Dawson said.

“There are significant gains to be made by improving the performance of kerbside recovery systems and I encourage local governments to apply for Better Bins program funding.”