The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will this week begin rolling out a three-bin waste disposal system to residential properties.
Dubbed the 'Best We've Ever Bin' project, the service will allow residents to separate their waste into three categories.
The food organics bin - or 'FOGO' - will feature a lime green lid and will be collected weekly.
Items such as kitchen scraps, meat, lawn clippings, small branches and garden debris as well as a variety of other items can be placed in the FOGO bin.
New bin rollout: May 6 - June 28
Householders will be encouraged to store a bucket, jar or caddy in the kitchen to collect organic material which can be deposited into the FOGO bin.
"FOGO collected from the green-lidded organics bin is transported to an organic composting facility for processing where the material is converted into a nutrient rich compost.
"The Shire will be working towards returning some of this product back to the community so it is important not to contaminate this bin with other materials."
Residents with existing 'green bins' for general waste will have the lids of these bins replaced with the new colour, or will have their bin replaced completely if it is required.
A new 140 litre red-lidded bin will be delivered to residents, for general household waste.
The current yellow-lidded recycling bins will remain in place, with both red and yellow bins to be collected on alternate fortnights.
The collection of the new waste system will begin on July 1, 2019, with the shire advising that rubbish collections will remain the same until this date.
"Depending on the amount of waste you have you can choose to use either your new 140L general waste bin or your transformed FOGO bin.
"All material placed in these bins will go to landfill, only until 1 July."
The shire adopted the 3 bin system in an aim to reduce landfill by up to 75 per cent.
"The 3 Bin service will help do this; It will also help to prolong the life of our landfill site by up to ten years."
Residents are asked to leave their bins on the verge from 6am to 6pm on their collection day while the bins are being rolled out.
The rollout began on Monday May 6 and will continue until 28 June 2019.
The system does not currently include any changes to commercial collections.
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