The wheelie bin service will cost an extra 90 cents a week for each ratepayer this year and another increase next year of approximately 38 cents per week.
The cost of the new recycling service also goes up in 2020/21 by an extra 23 cents a week.
When we asked about how rubbish should be collected through the Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) consultation, the most common answer was to use a wheelie bin for kerbside rubbish collection.
So, we will be providing a 120 litre Council-owned wheelie bin for rubbish, which will be collected weekly from 1 October.
Wheelie bins reduce health and safety risks for our rubbish collectors, who can get cuts from sharp objects and strains caused by lifting bags from around 25,000 addresses each week.
By using wheelie bins, we’ll be reducing the amount of single use plastic bags going to landfill. Bins also make it very hard for birds and animals to spread litter around.
If you only put your wheelie bin out once a fortnight or less, you could be eligible for a rates discount the following year.
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