City of Joondalup accepts tender to roll out three-bin waste collection system

The City of Joondalup will introduce a three-bin system similar to that in the City of Stirling.
The City of Joondalup will introduce a three-bin system similar to that in the City of Stirling.

THE City of Joondalup has accepted a tender to help roll out its three-bin waste collection system with bins for general waste, recycling and green waste.

Councillors at last month’s meeting unanimously accepted the tender from Trident Plastics (SA) for the supply and delivery of mobile garbage bins and spare parts for three years with two one-year optional extensions.

Tenders were advertised from June 9 to July 3 and had two portions: the supply and delivery of variable sized mobile garbage bins (120L and 360L) and replacement parts (wheels, lids, axles and pins) to top up and maintain the existing bins, and to roll out the three-bin collection system from January 2019 as a one-off supply with phased delivery over six months.

The rollout would require the purchase of up to 60,000 140L red lid bins, 25,000 360L yellow lid recycling bins, 15,000 240L lime green lid bins, and 60,000 lime green lids and 5000 red lids to suit 240L bins.

The City received six submissions.

The council document said an offer from Trident Plastics (SA) demonstrated an understanding of the City’s requirements addressing both the top-up maintenance and the three-bin rollout.

“It also demonstrated the manufacturing and resource capacity to meet supply requirements of the City’s contract,” it said.

The tender was accepted for an estimated $606,000 over three years for maintenance and nearly $4 million for the rollout.

Cr Mike Norman said it was great to see the three-bin project proceed.

“This initiative is the way to go if we are to increase the diversion from landfill,” he said.

Mayor Albert Jacob said it would be the City’s most significant reform this financial year and it was great to see it being done in a budget-neutral way, with the waste charge not increasing again this year.

He said the new system would provide a $30m saving over the City’s 20-Year strategic financial plan.

Also awarded at the August meeting was the tender for the provision of plumbing maintenance services and minor plumbing works of value less than $50,000.

Councillors unanimously accepted the tender from its current contractor Joondalup Plumbing Services for an estimated $2.9 million over three years.

They also accepted the tender from current contractor Triton Electrical Contractors for the provision of irrigation electrical services.

It is estimated the works will cost $1.2 million over three years.

Wanneroo Council endorsed an application for the Better Bins Program at its August meeting, which could cost $10m to roll out.