Council offers ratepayers upsized yellow bin

Shepparton council bins

A Victorian council is to introduce an optional upsize to a 360L yellow bin, offering residents who generate larger quantities of recyclable materials the ability to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

For Greater Shepparton City Council residential properties to request an upsize to a 360L recycling bin, property owners, listed rate-payers, or managing agents must initiate the process. The verification process will follow the same procedure as a standard ‘Exchange Bin’ request.

While the upsize to a 360L recycling bin comes with a one-off administrative fee of $37.00, there will be no additional charge for the 2023-2024 financial year. The collection service charge for the 360L recycling bin will be reviewed as part of the annual budgeting process in the next financial year.

It is essential for residents to consider the size and weight of the 360L yellow bin, which measures 1100mm in height and 680mm in width. These larger bins may be challenging for some residents to move when filled. Residents are encouraged to assess their ability to handle the larger bin before requesting an upsize.

Council’s Director Infrastructure, Gary Randhawa, said Council is committed to supporting the community’s recycling efforts.

“Recycling is an essential component of our sustainable waste management practices. By diverting recyclable materials from landfill, we not only protect our environment but also promote a circular economy by encouraging the reuse of materials,” he said.

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