Harvey shire third bin to begin

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Bunbury Harvey Regional Council waste education officer Taryn Davis and plant operator Lisa Stidworthy hope people will embrace the third bin which can significantly reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Camera IconBunbury Harvey Regional Council waste education officer Taryn Davis and plant operator Lisa Stidworthy hope people will embrace the third bin which can significantly reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore

Harvey shire residents are one step closer to getting their green bins after a successful tender for the roll-out was selected at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Harvey Shire Council voted to introduce the third Food Organics Garden Organics bin late last year and in February launched the tender selection process to deliver the bins to households.

Applications were received from companies around the country, but the council voted to select a Perth-based company for the roll-out.

The council will announce the name of the company once it has been officially informed of its successful bid.

About 10,500 households will receive new kerbside bins and a kitchen caddy-style compost bin with an information pack to help them transition to the FOGO bin system from July 1.

The organics bin project was allocated $174,000 in the February 2019 budget review, with further funding for the 2019/2020 financial year to be considered depending on a funding application the council made to the WA Waste Authority under the Better Bins Grant scheme.

Shire president Tania Jackson’s spoke about the environment and economic benefits of the third bin in the lead up to the meeting here.

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