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Important information for Willoughby residents: Delivery of new domestic bins

02 February 2017


Willoughby residents will soon have brand new red and yellow lidded bins when the old models are replaced over the months of February and March this year.

The current garbage and recycling bins held at Willoughby households were purchased and distributed at the commencement of the previous Waste Collection Contract in 2003, and are now due for replacement.

Delivery of the new bins will take place in stages across suburbs within the Willoughby local government area, commencing on Thursday 23 February 2017 and finishing on Friday 23 March 2017.

Once residents have received their new bin, it is important that the corresponding old bin is put out on the kerbside on the next collection day and left out so that Council can take it away. The old bins will then be recycled by the manufacturer, SULO, and turned into new bins. The new bins contain around 30 per cent recycled plastic.

Rolling new bins out at the same time is the most cost-effective and sustainable way to replace them and allows Council to save money on maintenance and replacement costs, which have increased in the past 18 months as a result of the bins ageing.

For more information about the changes to waste and recycling services, phone 9777 1000.

Media Contact:
Samantha Connor
Media, Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Email: samantha.connor@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au