City wheels out changes

Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano with the three bins. Picture: Marcus Whisson
Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano with the three bins. Picture: Marcus Whisson

Under the new system, most households will receive a 140-litre general waste bin with a red lid and two 240-litre bins for garden waste (green) and recycling (yellow).

Houses under 400sq m will not automatically receive a garden bin but can request one free-of-charge after June.

Cr Italiano said the three-bin system was a win-win for the City and ratepayers.

‘By boosting the amount of waste we all recycle, we reduce the amount going to landfill and, in turn, reduce the costs for ratepayers,’ Cr Italiano said.

The City’s new waste collection system also includes changes to verge collections, with green waste verge collections increasing from an annual service to a nine-month cycle.

Cr Italiano called on residents to think about how they can contribute to the new bin system and help increase recycling efforts across the City.

‘It would be great if residents could consider how they might like to sort the rubbish inside their home before popping it into the different bins,’ he said

The City has recently launched the www.mynewbins.com.au website to provide more information to residents about the changes.