In an attempt to reduce the number of bins cluttering streets on collection days, the council will introduce larger, shared bins for all new unit developments.
Liverpool Champion reported that councillors supported a motion seeking to replace wheelie bins with larger bulk or shared bins that would be collected more often.
Liverpool Council chief executive Carl Wulff said that since the meeting, council had held discussions with its waste collection contractor, as well as with the City of Sydney Council, Parramatta Council and councils in Queensland and Victoria.
“In light of the growing number of high-rise developments in the Liverpool CBD and outer areas earmarked for high density development within the [local government area], there is a growing demand for Liverpool Council to provide services which adequately manage the large volumes of waste generated from these developments,” Mr Wulff said.
“Council can now provide a suitable waste collection service, including a variety of bin sizes along with increased collection (maximum of two collections a week), to cater for all scales of high-density development.”
“With the introduction of larger-volume bins to replace the existing 240-litre mobile bins, this will be a more suitable alternative to the current arrangement.”
Mr Wulff said the bins would now be collected up to twice a week.
“The service options include on-site collection of bins from 360-litre wheelie bins up to 4.5-cubic-metre bulk bins,” he said.
“They are effective immediately for all future developments and council is looking to implement a program to look at existing high-rise to possibly retrofit larger bins where feasible.
“Council envisages [the new program] will be cost neutral.”