Novel Ways To Manage Waste in Sydney and Melbourne

When it comes to waste removal sometimes an imaginative approach is required. The Sydney Morning Herald reported this week that in Sydney Royston Street, Darlinghurst has become so unsightly with wheelie bins cluttering the middle of the poky cul-de-sac and overflowing rubbish littering the traffic island the City of Sydney has been forced to find a novel solution.

With older style apartment buildings that lack space in the front for storing wheelie bins residents have taken to keeping their bins on a traffic island.  Then with the addition of recycling bins, illegal dumping and the inevitable attraction to rats and cockroaches the street has become an eyesore.

The solution the City of Sydney have included in their Draft Waste Policy is the installation of chutes at street level which are accessed by PIN numbers allowing the residents to drop their rubbish into a large underground collection point. The project is estimated to cost $85,000 and would include five 1100 litre underground bins for general waste and recycling situated under the traffic island and using scissor lifts to raise the bins to ground level for collection.

Kartaway has solved similar problems for corporate customers in both Melbourne and Sydney.  A multi level corporate building in the heart of Melbourne could no longer use its loading dock due to the large volume of wheelie bin that were cluttering the dock.

Kartaway Compactor Unit  Kartaway identified that it could install two of its CP50 compactor units for both general waste and cardboard recycling. Due to the small amount of space required for each compactor, they were strategically placed in an area that was underutilised. This in turn resulted in the loading dock being freed of all the wheelie bins which meant the loading dock  again had ample space for the building’s vital deliveries.

When it comes to solving waste management problems, Kartaway are very experienced and will customise a waste plan to suit your particular organisation’s unique situation.  Call 1300 362 362 to speak to an Account Manager about your waste needs.

SMH article at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/pinprotected-bins-how-city-will-clean-up-eyesore-20130721-2qch7.html#ixzz2ZkDOr0YP

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