Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

Happy 20th birthday SRA!
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

New location for medical clinic
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

The values that underpin a vertical community
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance

The “NON-politics” of the Montague Precinct …
Read more >>

Housing

We are losing our social licence to operate
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

The housing unaffordability crisis
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Embedded kickbacks
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

All for love … and fruit!
Read more >>

History Image

History

Henley-on-Yarra
Read more >>

Yarra River Business Association Image

Yarra River Business Association

There’s so much to love about the Yarra
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Pets’ peeves of vertical living
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Don’t be SAD this autumn and winter
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Perfectly petite is Penny
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Art anytime and anywhere!
Read more >>

A Big Belly of rubbish

08 Apr 2016

A Big Belly of rubbish Image

By Nick Li

Three new Big Belly bins have been installed at Queensbridge Square in a new push by the City Of Melbourne to improve waste management.

At $6000 a pop, the eco-friendly bins can hold up to 560 litres of rubbish, seven times more than a standard bin.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the bins were the first of their kind in Victoria and would make collection more efficient.

“This is the first time these high-tech bins have been installed in Victoria,” he said.

“The bins include sensor technology that is solar powered, but the great thing about them is that they also compact rubbish as it’s collected, allowing them to fit more in.”

“A contractor is then alerted when the bin is 70 per cent full and needs emptying within the hour.”

In busy city areas, such as Flinders Street Station, bins are collected up to six to eight times a day.

Chair of the City of Melbourne’s environmental portfolio, Cr Arron Wood, said smaller bins across the city would be slowly phased out.

“We’ve also designed larger 240 litre steel bins to replace our standard 80 litre bins,” he said.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.