Council wheel out purple bins in trial
THE Surf Coast Shire Council will trial using a fourth bin at a handful of households this month.
Cr David Bell said the introduction of a fourth bin could prove very beneficial.
“Keeping glass separate from other recyclables has a huge impact on the quality of other recyclable materials. Glass can break when it is dropped into the kerbside bin, again as recyclables are being compacted in the truck and again during processing at the sorting facility.”
“The broken pieces contaminate paper, cardboard, plastic and metal, making them less valuable and harder to recycle.”
The council’s call for people to take part in the trial had more than 350 responses.
Participants were also selected to ensure their circumstances, such as whether they live in a house or an apartment, were varied.
Cr Bell said he was pleased the community was supporting more sustainable living.
The trial will look to highlight any challenges the added bin may cause, as well as informing them on what the bin’s size should be.
Collection of household food organics together with garden organics, will also be introduced across the shire during the first half of 2020. There is also a plan to trial a fifth bin for further separation of recyclables.