City of Joondalup set to roll out three-bin system

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Suez general manager Craig Barker. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490153
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Suez general manager Craig Barker. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490153

THE City of Joondalup will start its roll out of the new three-bin system to 60,000 residential properties from Monday, January 21.

New-look waste disposal trucks will also hit roads across the City from Monday and until the end of March, with residents asked to leave their bins on the verge from 6am to 6pm on their waste collection days.

This will help with changing bin lids to bring the City in line with the Australian Standard: red for general waste and lime green for green waste, with yellow remaining for recycling.

The rollout will see the City deliver to each home a new 140L red-lid bin, and replace the old general waste bin lid with a new lime green one to then be used for green waste.

The new red-lid bin will come with an information pack, providing information on collection days and how to use each bin.

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The rollout has been part-funded by the Better Bins program – a $20 million State Government initiative that provides funding to local governments to implement better practice kerbside waste collection.

Mayor Albert Jacob said the new method of collecting household waste would be a significant milestone for the City and would benefit residents.

“The new system is an integral part of the City’s commitment to meeting the State Government’s target of diverting 65 per cent of municipal solid waste from landfill by 2020, which is also a key aspiration of the City’s Waste Management Plan,” he said.

“There has also been a significant increase in disposal costs at landfill from $120 per tonne in 2013-14 to $205 per tonne in 2018-19, and this figure will continue to rise.

“Changing from a two-bin system to a three-bin system provides an opportunity to generate both cost savings for the City, and therefore our ratepayers, as well as reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

“I encourage residents to embrace these changes and to be more ‘waste wise’ by thinking about ways to reduce the waste they create in their daily lives.”