Monday, 29 May 2017 11:32

Chutes, sharps and solar compactors

Public recycling bin in Richmond Park. Public recycling bin in Richmond Park.

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has completed a review of the latest litter infrastructure for public spaces as part of the Western Sydney Regional Waste Strategy.

From mobile garbage bins, to self-emptying chute networks all options were weighed and considered.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “Councils have countless options to choose from when it comes to installing litter infrastructure, and the best option varies depending on the context.

To make it easier for council officers to find the right option for their needs, WSROC has reviewed what’s on the market in 2017 and developed a quick reference resource on litter bin infrastructure for public places.

The fact sheets rates infrastructure based on a range of factors including: purchase and maintenance costs; visual amenity; pest control; servicing requirements; and overall sustainability.

The fact sheets also offer technical specifications and real-world case studies indicating where each type of bin has been successfully used. Advice on potential problems is also included.

“It is hoped that this resource will save council officers time and money when selecting litter bin infrastructure for public spaces,” said Cr Bali.

 

Litter Bin Infrastructure Fact Sheets (PDF 5MB)

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