3 bin Urban Waste System
There are many benefits to the Urban 3 Bin System. State Government taxes on waste going to landfill are rising and they are forcing councils to look at more sustainable waste practices.
Mixed waste bin (red lid)
Everything that goes in the mixed waste bin (red lid) is filling up our local landfill site which will be at capacity in around 5-7 years at current rates. This means we all need to take responsibility for our own waste and recycle as much as we possibly can.
Organics bin (green lid)
By using the organics bin (green lid) we are stopping 5,976.10 tonnes per year of valuable material from going to landfill. In fact we actually had to have this organic bin system in place before the state government would approve any further landfill development or extension.
Recycling bin (yellow lid)
By using the recycling bin (yellow lid) we are stopping 2,839 tonnes per year of valuable material from going to landfill.
- Our trucks cannot lift bins heavier than 60kg
- Bins must be 1m apart from one another
- Bin lids must be closed
- Bins must be kept away from stationary objects such as parked cars and telegraph poles
Think about which bin your waste should go into and let’s keep our precious landfill space for as long as we can.
Enquiries: Waste Management Centre, ph 02 6686 1287.