City of Wanneroo applies for funding for three-bin system

The City of Wanneroo is considering a three-bin system. Photo: Martin Kennealey
The City of Wanneroo is considering a three-bin system. Photo: Martin Kennealey

THE City of Wanneroo will apply for funding to introduce a three-bin system, but is yet to decide if it will switch from two to three bins.

The majority of the council this month supported a staff recommendation to apply for funds through the Waste Authority’s Better Bins program. The March 6 council report said the City could potentially receive up to $2.1 million to roll out three bins to its 70,000 households.

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Assets director Harminder Singh said the deadline for funding applications was March 30 and the council would decide at a later date whether to introduce the three-bin system.

In moving the recommendation, councillor Domenic Zappa said he supported the City evolving and improving its waste management.

Cr Zappa said his decision on whether to shift to the three-bin system would depend on cost factors and “value for money” it provided ratepayers.

Crs Paul Miles and Sonet Coetzee voted against making the funding application. “I don’t see why we would apply for something, maybe get some funding, then make a business case,” Cr Miles said.

The council report said factors to consider included costs of capital investment and providing the service, funding conditions and number of households involved.

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