The City of Kwinana is making it easier for residents to understand how to dispose of waste and recycling correctly, with the introduction of a new Waste and Recycling Guide and an improved verge collection service commencing 1 July, 2021.
Through community consultation and a review of the waste services in Kwinana undertaken in 2020/21, the City identified the community’s preference for a calendar style guide as well as continuing with a verge collection service for bulk and green waste.
The community asked for a guide that contained easily accessible information about bin days, ways to recycle and information about bulk and green waste collection services.
Challenges with timely servicing of verge collections in one particular area, known as Area 3, were also identified. The City has responded by creating an additional fourth collection area. This new area will include properties in Kwinana Beach, Naval Base, Hope Valley, Postans, Mandogalup, The Spectacles, Anketell and Wandi. As part of this change, all of Wellard Village will now be included in the revised Area 3.
Although the community were satisfied with the current verge collection service, it was identified that the usage for the four green waste collections was low with only 14 per cent of households using each collection. In response to this, the City will change its green waste collection service to three per year to better align to the usage requirements of the community.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said that the City has listened to the community and have implemented service changes aimed to increase efficiency and provide more responsive customer service, while at the same time improving recycling and environmental outcomes.
"The current green waste collection service is higher than any other metro council and with only 14 per cent of residents using it and pressure on some collection areas increasing due to residential growth the City responded to where some improvements could be made,” Mayor Adams said.
“I encourage people to keep an eye out for the upcoming City of Kwinana Waste and Recycling Guide as it will contain all of the information residents need to plan and dispose of bulk hard and green waste responsibly,” she said.
The City is conscious of its environmental impact, so the new guide is printed on recycled paper, with soy-based inks and to keep the guide safe from the weather during delivery it is wrapped in oxo-biodegradable plastic that can be recycled through REDcycle at your local supermarket.
The new Waste and Recycling Guides will be delivered to residents’ homes in early July.