first_imgAll smiles for Fremantle’s bin tagging program The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council is rolling out a new bin tagging program to help educate Fremantle residents on how to recycle right.The program is focussed on multi-unit developments that are still using a dark green general waste bin and a yellow recycling bin.Bins that are being used correctly will be tagged with a smiling face, while bins that are contaminated or overflowing will be tagged with a sad face.City of Fremantle Facilities and Environmental Management Manager Tony Strickland said starting on Monday SMRC Waste Education Officers will be making a visual inspection of the contents of general waste and recycling bins.“The purpose of the bin tagging program is to help educate residents on how to sort waste and provide feedback through bin tags and cards in residents’ letterboxes,” Mr Strickland said.“The sort of thing the education officers will be looking for include a general overview of how properties are sorting their waste, contamination in the recycling bins, and bins that are overflowing.“Nothing will be removed from the bins, and the results are reported on a community level rather than for individual properties.“This is very much about education rather than enforcement because everyone using their bins correctly means less waste and recycling is sent to landfill and processing and disposal costs are reduced.”The SMRC is conducting the bin tagging program on behalf of the City of Fremantle using grant funding provided by the WA Local Government Association. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:City of Fremantle, community, contamination, council, education, environmental management, Fremantle, Government, local council, Local Government, recycling, southern, WA, Western Australialast_img read more