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The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has announced that a new 3 bin service will come into effect on the 1 July 2019.

It is anticipated that the 3-bin service will assist in diverting up to 75% of rubbish in the Shire from landfill, prolonging the life of the Davis Road Waste Management Facility and helping to improve the quality of life for current and future Shire residents.

The roll-out of the new bins commenced yesterday and will run until 28 June 2019. Residents are asked to leave their bins on the verge from 6am to 6pm on their collection day while the bins are being rolled out.

The 3 bin service, will see the current general waste bin transition into a food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bin, complete with a new lime green lid. Residents will also receive a new 140L red lidded general waste bin, while the current yellow lidded recycling bins will stay in place.

An overview of the 3 bin service is –

  • 240L lime green lid, food organics and garden organics (FOGO), weekly collection: For items such as kitchen scraps, meat, lawn clippings, small branches and garden debris, as well as a variety of other organic items can be placed in the FOGO bin.
  • 240L yellow lid bin, recycling, fortnightly collection: For recyclable material only, which includes cardboard, paper, plastic bottles and containers, glass and steel and aluminium cans.
  • 140L red lid, general waste bin, fortnightly collection: For materials that cannot be composted or recycled and its contents will be sent to landfill. These items include, nappies, sanitary products, toothpaste tubes and brushes, CDs, plastic wrap and plastic bags.

“Our community cares about the environment, our beautiful bush land, pristine beaches and sprawling farm land, which is why it’s important that we protect them from greenhouse emissions and polluting landfill,” Shire President Pam Townshend said.

“Looking after the environment for future generations is a key objective of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and as such Council is excited to launch the 3-bin service and become The Best We’ve Ever Bin.

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