Bass Coast,
06
March
2015
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06:47
Australia/Melbourne

New Bins Help Us Do The Right Thing

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Bass Coast Shire Council will be replacing, updating and installing new recycling bins in popular public places.

Council was successful in receiving a $30,000 grant from the State government through Sustainability Victoria’s Regional Public Place Recycling Grant program.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said bins would be installed in places like foreshores, sporting reserves and popular parks.

“Bass Coast Shire's recreation reserves are hubs for sporting activity in our region, and countless residents and visitors relax with family and friends at our amazing coastal foreshores and popular parks. Strategically-located public place recycling bins in high-use sites will set new standards for waste disposal and littering behaviour at these important public places.”

“Putting public place recycling bins in busy areas will set new standards for waste disposal and littering behaviour in these important places for our community and visitors.”

Cr Brown said improving Council’s public place recycling bin system is also expected to increase the amount of recyclables saved from going into landfill, which is around 50 tonnes per year.

“This will have both immediate and ongoing environmental benefits and costs saving for our community,” Cr Brown said.

Council’s Public Place Recycling project is a municipal-wide initiative, aiming to renew or improve waste disposal options at shire’s busiest public places.

Improvements to the bin infrastructure servicing Inverloch foreshore is currently in progress, and improvement works scheduled for March include foreshore locations in Cape Paterson, Corinella and Ventnor, as well as popular parks in Wonthaggi, Newhaven, and recreation reserves at Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Dalyston, Bass and Cowes.

Cr Brown said while there may seem to be a clutter of bins whilst the replacement program is underway, excess bins will be removed once newer bins have been installed.

“Council is also aware that the community is sensitive to the visual impact of bins,” Cr Brown said.

“To address concerns regarding bins interrupting coastal views, removable bin stands will be installed in visually sensitive places so bins can be taken away outside of summer holiday season if they’re not required.”

If you would like further information about Council’s Public Place Recycling project, please contact Council’s Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.