Joondalup residents can take part in recycling bin trial


Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard with Duncraig couple Tony and Glenda Moore and their sons Mitch (14) and Jack (16).
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d456095
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard with Duncraig couple Tony and Glenda Moore and their sons Mitch (14) and Jack (16). Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d456095

RESIDENTS in the City of Joondalup who want a bigger recycling bin are encouraged to take part in a trial.

Existing yellow-lid bins, which are collected fortnightly, are 240L.

The trial bins are 50 per cent bigger at 360L.

The trial aims to improve recycling awareness, reduce contamination in both green and yellow-lid bins and increase the amount of materials recycled.

“The feedback we have received from many residents was they were having to put a lot of recycling materials in their green-lid general-waste bin because they were running out of room in the yellow-lid bin,” Mayor Troy Pickard said.

“We would encourage any households that find this is a regular occurrence to contact the City and take part in the 360L bin trial.

“With the cost for disposing of waste at landfill constantly rising, increasing recycling and diversion rates will result in more savings for the City and ratepayers.”

Residents can register their interest by calling 9400 4255 or emailing info@joondalup.wa.gov.au.