CITY of Stirling residents will continue to have their bins checked as part of a “recycling champions” initiative.
The program, which started last year, encourages residents to dispose of waste correctly and rewards them for doing so.
City of Stirling waste and fleet manager Andrew Murphy said it was important to follow simple rules to sort waste quickly and easily in order to help both the community and the environment.
This included disposing of items including bubble wrap, clean aluminium foil and trays, cling wrap, glass, cartons, plastic, tins, cans and empty aerosols in the yellow bin.
While items including clothing, foam packaging, food scraps, garden waste, gas bottles, nappies and wipes should be disposed in the green and red bins provided by the City.
“As part of the initiative City officers randomly inspect a suburb, street and household each month and sort through to see if the household’s waste is being sorted correctly,” Mr Murphy said.
“If the randomly chosen household’s waste is correctly sorted they may be chosen as the winner.”
Winners will be rewarded with a $200 voucher.
A Waste and Recycling Guide is available on the City’s website detailing information on how to sort correctly.
Recycling Champions bin checks
WHERE AND WHEN:
January – Nollamara, Westminster
February – Innaloo, Karrinyup, Gwelup
March – Scarborough, Trigg, Doubleview
April – Wembley Downs, Churchlands
May – Wembley, Woodlands
June – Joondana, Glendalough