Freo's View


Posted in city of fremantle, local government, WASTE by freoview on June 3, 2015


Those in North Fremantle who claim Freo Council does not look after them can be silent now. These massive rubbish bins I photographed near the Propeller Cafe this morning are hopefully the start of a Fremantle wide roll out in the more frequented and tourist areas of the city where ugly plastic wheelie bins are still creating visual pollution.

Not sure why one of these bins was not made a recycling bin and disappointing the COF still needs to use plastic bin liners because it is probably the most practical way.

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  1. freoishome said, on June 4, 2015 at 7:15 am

    A tour of the SMRC Regional Resource Recovery Centre, Tel: 9256 9555, is very worthwhile. It will really open your eyes to the whole garbage process. Most ratepayers have no idea how it works and hence put the wrong things in the wrong bins. As ratepayer we don’t need to do much separation.

    The green bin is only for compostable material, eg, prunings, weeds, lawn clippings, and kitchen waste. Not whole newspapers, but wrapping say kitchen waste in newspaper is good, single sheets of paper, like tissues, envelopes. No plastic bags. This literally goes into a huge tumbling machine and is turned into farm compost, quite a sweet pleasant smell.

    Everything else goes in the Yellow top bin, for automated separation. Rubbish, newspapers, cans, glass, just chuck it in. It is better to separate as you put it into your bin, take tops of bottle, don’t put things in bags and boxes, don’t wrap broken glass, just toss it in. The automated process separates, plastic bags from heavy plastic, different metals, different paper types, glass is crushed, everything that remains goes through a manual conveyor belt check, and only the residual goes to the tip.


  2. Mark. said, on June 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    All of this said, the anti plastic bag council is using plastic bags, no garbage seperation, no recycling and their planned operation (SOP) is land fill.
    Not very one planet, but very consistent, one rule for them another for us!
    I wonder if their rubbish trucks run on diesel?


  3. Lionel said, on June 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    This is the biggest change in North Fremantle this year – shows how much of our rates get spent here.

    What happened to the new bus stops on Stirling Highway? Signs went up last year saying they were being rebuilt and they were in every other suburb. Signs then suddenly went and we still have the 30 year old fiberglass stops.


  4. freoview said, on June 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    But if the City did not put bins out the inconsiderate morons would drop their waste on the streets, Jane, because many people just don’t care. How do we stop take-away waste for example. It is unrealistic to believe people will just carry it with them all day to put it in the compost when they get home. Making take-away containers edible might help.



  5. Jane said, on June 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Whatever the reason these bins are sure to generate the required tonnage of contaminated waste used to fire up the incinerators planned for South Metro! Clearly catering for disposal rather than recycling and composting. I would have thought that of all places, Freo would be able to practice zero waste solutions.


  6. freoview said, on June 3, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    When they remove them from there Bathers Bach would be a very good location for them.



  7. Rob Fittock said, on June 3, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    These bins were put in place temporarily for the Anzac Day Service and I believe will eventually be replaced

    I thank the CoF staff who did a great job tidying up that special green space for that very special day



  8. greyingnomad said, on June 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Boring boring boring. With all these junkets our councillors take surely they’ve noticed the newer generation bins arounfd the world. Even Christchurch who have to operate out of containers have used a little imagination and art to collect their rubbish.
    Perhaps its time for a new broom somewhere????


  9. Mark. said, on June 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    The area must have huge foot traffic in that little park for those huge bins, shame the beach areas don’t have same sort of things.
    Classic anti plastic freo is using plastic bags in their bins. Its to be expected as we see from issues like parking for council staff is free and reserved yet the CBD residents in the future will have no access to parking permits, as usual one rule for them another for everyone else.


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