Byron Shire Council do stocktake ahead of new bin service

BYRON Shire Council is updating their bin database ahead of the three bin service starting in August.

Council's environmental programs officer Lloyd Isaacson said a bin 'stocktake' was being undertaken prior to the new system.

All property owners are being asked to put their red and yellow bins out at the kerbside on collection day during the next month - regardless if they are full or not.

"The stocktake is part of a service improvement program to assist with the smooth roll-out of the ordering and delivery of the new green bins," Mr Isaacson said.

"Step one is to ensure that the number of red (waste) and yellow (recycling) bins in the streets is the same as our database."

In addition, an electronic identification tag will be inserted into each bin.

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The tag will allow Council to improve customer service response, efficiencies in service provision, track lost and stolen bins and effectively manage the maintenance of the current bin stock throughout the Shire.

Council's collection contractor, Solo Resource Recovery is completing the bin stocktake and tag program.

Until the end of June 2015, representatives from Solo will be out in the streets on collection day recording this information and inserting the tags into each bin.

Council requests that residents put out all their bins (even if they are not full) and leave them on the street until the evening of their correct collection days in May to ensure this information can be effectively captured.

For more information on the project please contact Council's environmental programs officer, Lloyd Isaacson, on 02 6626 7000.

In August 2015, a three bin kerbside collection service will commence in Byron Shire and includes a food and garden organics collection service for eligible urban residences.

This new service is anticipated to divert over 3,000 tonnes per year of food and garden organic waste from landfill, which will be processed into certified organic compost at Lismore City Council's organic processing facility.



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