Young waste ambassador looking forward to City of Joondalup’s three-bin system

Fletcher Lanham. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Fletcher Lanham. Photo: Martin Kennealey

MEET the City of Joondalup’s youngest ambassador for the soon-to-be-introduced three-bin system.

Fletcher Lanham might only be three years old but he is already across what bin needs to be emptied and on what day.

Just recently he emptied all his outdoor toys from his own red bin and filled it with waste.

Every Thursday he can be spotted walking around his Heathridge neighbourhood with his mum in the hope of spotting the local garbo and getting a “toot and a wave”.

The three-bin system is set to be rolled out across the City from late January, with one 140L red lid general waste bin collected weekly, one 240L lime green lid garden waste bin collected fortnightly and one 240L or 360L yellow lid recycling bin also collected fortnightly.

Residents can now request a free upgrade to the larger 360L recycling bin at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or by calling 9400 4255.

From December, they can opt out of the 140L red lid general waste bin and instead get a 240L one for an initial cost of $85.

Mayor Albert Jacob is encouraging all residents to “be like Fletcher” and embrace the change to the City’s new method of collecting household waste.

“Behavioural change is key to the success of a three-bin system which will deliver increased diversion rates from landfill and save ratepayer dollars in the process,” he said.