Environmentally friendly city of Melbourne launches new waste system with FOUR individual bins per household in ‘response to the climate emergency’
- The city of Yarra decided Tuesday that it would introduce two extra bins in July
- An extra garbage can is for food and green waste and one for glass
- The system supplies 50 liters of extra waste capacity per home each week
An inner city council of Melbourne starts with the introduction of a new system with four bins for waste management to reduce the CO2 footprint.
Yarra City Councilors voted this week on the new system and confirmed that households would receive two extra bins in July.
Mayor Cr Misha Coleman said: “Yarra and his residents have long been a leader in environmental sustainability, responding to the climate emergency and this decision is in line with that commitment.”
The City of Yarra municipality in downtown Melbourne is introducing two new garbage bins in July
A garbage can is introduced for food and green waste and is collected weekly.
A new waste container is being rolled out specifically for glass recycling.
These come on top of the two general garbage and recycling bins that are already present.
Cr Coleman explained that the food waste service would be collected weekly to remove most of the materials that cause odors.
Glass, mixed recycling and garbage cans would be collected every two weeks in an effort to reduce total waste.
The new waste and recycling collection model is based on a successful 2019 trial that used 1,300 households in the suburb of Abbotsford.
The test showed that about 60% of household waste was taken to a landfill.
“We started this test because recycling is in crisis in Australia. It is time for us to do things very, very differently and to lead councils and communities such as ours to drive change in this industry, ”said Cr Coleman.
The new system will also provide every house with an additional 50 liters of waste capacity per week.
The four-bin system sees a new garbage bin for food waste and glass recycling (file image)