A new initiative has secured bins in Brodribb River with an innovative enclosure that keeps bins locked and lined up ready for collection.
The enclosure will help improve waste management operations for rural kerbside collection and provide easier waste disposal services to the community in line with Council’s Waste Facilities and Disposal Strategy.
Built by EGM Welding in Lakes Entrance, the metal enclosure works with a simple lever mechanism and will service Brodribb River residents who use the collection point.
The enclosure houses waste and recycling bins; and will stop bins tipping and spilled rubbish being strewed across neighbouring properties.
Council’s Manager Sustainability and Waste Minimisation Kartik Venkatraman said the bin enclosure is an example of a small piece of infrastructure making a big difference.
“This is a well-executed and simple structure that will have impacts on the time and resources necessary for bin collection,” Mr Venkatraman said.
“It has solved a problem quickly and easily and most importantly we hope it makes waste management easier for the residents in the immediate area.”
The bin enclosure is already in use and has been welcomed by Tambo Waste staff who have affectionately nicknamed the enclosure ‘Bill’s Bin Barracks’ after Tambo Waste driver Bill who designed the enclosure.