Bins delivered ahead of new era of waste collection for Wellington

With less than a month until green waste collection services start for Wellington, council has been delivering new bins around the town.

Residents in Wellington and Geurie are in the process of receiving three new bins, as well as a kitchen caddy and caddy liners for the new-look service, which begins in July.

“Each delivered set of bins will receive an information pack that will provide details specific to the service provided,” Dubbo Regional Council’s manager of solid waste Mark Giebel said.

“Households will also receive the bins relevant to their service area.

“For example, people receiving a three-bin service will be supplied with a 140L red general waste bin, a 240L green food and garden organics waste bin and a 240L yellow recycling bin.”

A Dubbo Regional Council graphic explaining how the new waste collection system will work.

A Dubbo Regional Council graphic explaining how the new waste collection system will work.

Those in multi-unit complexes, on the fringes of Wellington, as well as Bodangora, Stuart Town and Mumbil will receive 240-litre general waste and recycling bins.

The domestic waste charge for 2018-19 for people receiving the three-bin service is $378, a $31 increase from 2017-18, while those receiving the two-bin service will be charged $308.

Wellington’s previous one-bin service was costing ratepayers $347 a year, while Dubbo’s two-bin service was previously $294.

There is a pensioner rebate of $50 a year available to eligible households.

For those with three bins, general waste (red lid) and organics (green lid) will be collected weekly, while recycling (yellow lid) will be fortnightly. For the two-bin service, general waste will be collected weekly and recycling fortnightly.

“Council is committed to ensuring that the transition to this new service is as smooth as possible for residents and there will be an abundance of information and fact sheets to accompany the roll-out, where residents can easily identify where they live and what service they will receive,” Mr Geibel said.

“Once delivery has been completed, residents have the option of keeping their old general waste and using it for another purpose, or have the option to voluntarily surrender the bin to council via an organised collection.”