Skips bins provided for Stirling residents

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

THE City of Stirling will provide residents with one rate-funded skip bin a year, following an extensive review of verge collection policy.

Councillors endorsed an officer’s recommendation to provide ratepayers with one, three-cubic-metre skip bin on demand, with two additional bins provided for a cost.

Stirling Waste and Fleet manager Sean Sciberras said the City was yet to determine what additional skip bins would cost residents.

The City offered four bulk verge collections before 2013 when it was halved in a bid to improve recycling efficiency, collection delays and unsightly streets.

Mr Sciberras said the Kalamunda shire and cities of Bayswater and Belmont already offered a skip bin service, rather than scheduled bulk waste collections.

“This option will reward low waste producers by avoiding additional costs while providing residents with greater disposal needs an economical solution to dispose of waste,” he said.

“Additional on demand waste services (mattresses, whitegoods and e-waste), the Recycling Centre Balcatta household re-use area and three tip passes provide additional options for householders to dispose of unwanted junk.”

A 2014 Stirling survey found more than 65 per cent of ratepayers did not want the City to convert to skip bins.