Council's In-House Bin Services
As a part of the 2020/21 operational plan the budget continues to include funding for delivery of all of Council’s existing services through the use of anticipated revenues from fees and charges, rating income and ongoing grants.
We have been monitoring and modelling our costs for street and park bins. Replacing, emptying and cleaning the more than 185 x 50 litre bins and 86 x 240 litre wheelie bins across Wollondilly Shire, as well as the 10 skips bins used to aggregate rubbish from the 50 litre street bins. This is a significant cost for the community and we want to make sure we effectively manage these costs. Two more fulltime staff will be hired to perform this role.
Our modelling indicates that we are approaching the threshold where a once-off capital investment for a new waste compactor truck and installation of 240 litre wheelie bins as street and park bins across the shire is required. This will be funded from a ‘Waste Less, Recycle More’ grant from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority.
In addition, using operational savings from the change will enable a cost-neutral increase in our service levels for the community and also deliver a significant reduction in Work Health & Safety Risks for our staff. The draft budget will enable the delivery of this significant service and safety improvement in the 2020/21 financial year.