Bins not yet at tipping point

KEEP using your old bins until the start of the new council waste collection service on 1 September that’s the advice to residents across the Port Macquarie-Hastings area.
Thousands of new bins have already been delivered to residents in some of the region’s smaller towns and villages who have elected to receive either the fortnightly ‘minimiser’ or ‘standard’ service.
Last week’s roll-out included Comboyne, Byabarra, Long Flat, Cooperabung, Telegraph Point, Lorne, Kendall, Kew, Laurieton, West Haven, Dunbogan, Camden Head, Lakewood, Morton’s Creek, Beechwood, Rosewood, Crosslands, Wauchope and Redbank.
Those people who have elected to receive a weekly ‘excess’ service or the free recycling upgrade won’t receive their new red or 360-litre yellow bins until mid-August.
This week’s roll-out will see thousands more red bins delivered to areas such as Bonny Hills, Lake Cathie, Lake Innes, King Creek, Sancrox, Thrumster, Riverside and North Shore. Next week (commencing 4 August) will see more than 15,000 red bins delivered in Port Macquarie.
The council’s acting general manager Matt Rogers said many people would have their new bins for a number of weeks before the commencement of the new waste collection service on 1 September.
“We just want to reiterate that J.R. Richards won’t be emptying those bins before 1 September and that people need to keep using their old bins up until that date.”
After September, people can choose to keep their old bins for their own purposes or leave them upside down on the kerb for collection from 8 September.
Mr Rogers has also advised that new kitchen bins are being delivered inside the new red bins. Residents are being encouraged to put them to use as soon as possible to help cut down on the volume of household waste going to landfill.
Residents are also being encouraged to read the Waste Information Booklet being delivered with the new bins to learn how to sort their waste correctly and for their chance to win a new iPad by entering an online competition.

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