27 June 2018
The City of Kwinana will be changing to a new waste and recycling service provider, responsible for the collection and disposal of residents’ household waste and recycling, from Monday, 2 July 2018.
With the current waste and recycling contract ending on 30 June 2018, the City undertook a rigorous tender process to appoint the highly experienced, global waste and recycling management provider SUEZ. Mayor Carol Adams said the City was working together closely with its new provider to ensure there would be a seamless transition and a minimal impact on resident’s waste and recycling services.
“The City’s waste and recycling service is one of the primary functions that we, as a Local Government, provide for our community. Therefore, it is crucial that we regularly review our contracts to ensure that we have the best service delivery standards for our community and the best value for money,” she said.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that the change will have a minimal impact on residents. Collection days will remain the same and I’m sure, as many residents will be interested to know, there will be no increase to the cost of providing the waste service to the community.
“However, as transport routes may be subject to change, collection times may vary slightly from your usual collection time. As such, we encourage all residents to ensure that their bins are out before 6am on their collection day to avoid being missed,” Mayor Adams said.
Following the commencement of the new contract the City’s general waste, from residents’ green-lidded bins will go to SUEZ’s North Bannister landfill facility and recyclables from the yellow-lidded bins will be going to SUEZ’s own materials recovery facility (MRF) in Bibra Lake.
Residents are to continue to separate waste and recycling between their green-lidded and yellow-lidded bins as per the items outlined in the City’s annual waste and recycling calendar. With the big focus on single-use plastic at the moment, the City also encourages residents to avoid placing soft plastics (plastic bags, chip packets etc) into either of their household bins and instead to take them to a REDcycle or soft plastic recycling point at their participating local supermarket.
The City’s waste and recycling service enquiries number will remain the same, with residents still able to contact the City’s 1300 293 955 for any waste and recycling queries. For more information visit www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/waste