FROM Monday City of Rockingham residents can expect a flurry of activity as their bins are upgraded.
The upgrade will see residents receive a new 360-litre recycling bin (yellow lid), 240-litre green waste bin (lime green lid) and 140-litre waste bin (red lid).
From May to June, residents will need to put both their recycling and waste bins out on their kerb on their normal recycling collection day.
Once the bins have been emptied, residents are asked to leave their bins on the kerb until 6pm for the contractors to upgrade their bins.
If it does not happen that week then residents should take their bins in and repeat the procedure on the next recycling collection date in a fortnight’s time.
If your bins are not collected then it needs to be done every fortnight until your bins are upgraded.
Once the new bins have been delivered, residents can continue to use the recycling and red-lidded waste bins as normal.
Bin days will not change, however the lime green-lidded green waste bin collection will start on June 26.
It will be collected on the opposite fortnight to the recycling bin.
Mayor Barry Sammels said there are 50,000 residential properties in the City, meaning the upgrade would take time and require residents’ help during transition.
“This new system allows for greater recycling which reduces the amount of waste filling up the landfill,” he said.
“The City aims to increase its recycling to exceed state recovery targets of 65 per cent of 2020 by upgrading the bin service.”
The upgrade is funded by the Waste Authority’s Better Bins project, through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery account.
For more information call 9528 0333.
On your recycling day, residents are asked:
– Place both bins on the kerb to be emptied
– Leave both bins on the kerb until 6pm
Contractors will upgrade the bins.
If the contractors are unable to service the bins the first time, they will be around the following recycling day.