Why is Council proposing to take over bin ownership from residents?
Why is Council proposing to change my current 60L red waste bin to a 80L “wheelie” bin?
Will it cost more to get a 80L red bin?
Quite possibly, because we need to cover the cost of providing the bin and the cost of processing the increased volume of material in the bin.
Is it proposed to standarise the yellow recycling bin?
What currently happens to my rubbish?
Will a change to a bigger red bins mean more rubbish will end up in landfill?
Where does my recycling currently end up?
Currently Council’s waste and recycling collection contractor (URM) owns the recyclables once the contents of your yellow lidded recycling bin once collected. The commingled contents are transported for processing to the Visy plant in Smithfield, where it is sorted into the various streams, paper, plastics, steel/aluminum cans and glass and are either exported or re manufactured into reusable products.Additionally, Council operates and is a member of the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Artarmon. The CRC accepts certain hazardous household wastes and operates as a drive through, drop off facility. The CRC has proven to be a popular service for North Sydney residents and approximately 4 tonnes of hazardous waste is collected each weekend and more than 3 tonnes of e-waste is collected each week. This potentially toxic waste is diverted from landfill and sent for recycling and processing.