Old bins and new caddies
With any change comes a few trials and tribulations and Bass Coast Shire Council have put a few things in place to keep the challenges to a minimum with the new three-bin system.
Council have created a range of information resources where people can have their questions answered and learn about the new system. You can view a demonstration video, short informative films, and read explanations online at basscoast.vic.gov.au/Organics or at Facebook.com/BassCoastShire
Some residents have experienced difficulty in opening the liners. When pulled from the bag they appear to be unsealed down one side. To open the caddy liner, rub the material at the top with your fingers and the sides of the bag will separate, allowing you to open up the liner.
Now that the new system has started, the retrieval of old bins will begin. Old bins can be laid down empty on the kerbside ready for collection.
For holiday homes, a second round of collections will occur in January for those unable to put their old bins out this week. Old bins can also be taken to any Council transfer station during opening hours and will be received free of charge.
To view the demonstration video or read through any of the frequently asked questions and general information, head to www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/Organics.
You can also contact Council at any time with questions regarding the new system on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.