The large, 55-litre recycling bins are a bargain at $7.50. The price goes up to the normal retail price of $15 come 18 March or when stocks of the subsidised bins run out.
Environmental Sustainability Manager Jez Partridge says around 700 half-price bins have sold since the promotion started in November.
“Kerbside recycling increased significantly last year, and council wants to ensure residents have sufficient bins to continue to increase their recycling,” says Jez.
He recommends people also buy a flexinet at the same time – these fit over the top of the bin once it’s full and hold everything in place before the bin gets emptied.
Around 75 per cent of the average household’s waste is recyclable or compostable. You can recycle plastics (numbers 1 to 7), glass, cans, paper and cardboard in your recycling bin.
Check out our recycling pages for details of what’s recyclable, how to fill your bin, and what happens to your recycling after it’s collected.
Bins and flexinets are available from the council’s office in Laings Rd.