What is a bin presentation zone?
Throughout the City on waste collection days the crews collecting waste often have to man-handle bins through parked cars to enable the refuse truck to empty them. This slows the waste collection process, as well as prolongs the noise made by the refuse trucks.
The project provides an opportunity to trial bin presentation zones. These zones allow residents and businesses to place their bins in an on-street designated area, not only enabling a more efficient waste collection process to take place, but also improving the pedestrian accessibility and safety by not having the bins stored on the relatively narrow footpaths.
It is proposed that the zones will operate from 6pm Thursday to 6pm Friday. Outside of these times the zones would be used for parking as previously. The success of the zones will however, depend on the goodwill of motorists, residents and businesses to move parked vehicles and bins.
Bin presentation zones have been successfully trialled on Regent Street North between Angas Street and Wright Street.
Should the local residents and businesses support a trial to take place; an education campaign will be undertaken prior to implementation to inform residents and businesses in the local area of their presence and how they work.
The trial would be monitored and its performance evaluated over a period of about 6 months. If the trial is deemed unsuccessful the bin presentation zones would be removed.