Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Council hatches Penguin bin plan

Tasmania’s Central Coast Council has walked out its much-anticipated upgraded Penguin bins.

With the existing bins now a much-loved feature of the Penguin foreshore, Mayor, Cheryl Fuller says the Council is committed to ensuring the new bins uphold the small-town, coastal charm and heritage the town is famous for.

“After consulting with the Penguin Makeover Community, Council is pleased to confirm that the new bins will be the same design as the existing bins, and will be built using the original Penguin mould,” said Mayor Fuller.

“Although the aim of this project has been to improve the capacity and functionality of waste management throughout our municipal area, it was also vital that the Council considered each community’s wishes when making any design decisions. We are thrilled to be able to deliver something that is not only functional, but that will suit Penguin’s aesthetic.”

The project was led by Penguin Composites Production Manager, Darryn Burr.

“I like going through a project from start to finish and being involved in the whole thing. I have enjoyed using my knowledge [of the Central Coast area] and talking to people about what they’re after, then putting it all on paper and creating the design,” said Mr Burr.

As part of the project, there will be 12 new 240 litre bins along Main Road, Penguin. This will include six general waste bins and six recycling bins. Using the same design as the existing bins, the only new feature will be red or yellow bin covers to distinguish between general waste and recycling.

The new bins will be larger in size and are set to be placed along the beach side of Main Road, Penguin, with all existing smaller bins to be relocated to the other side. Made of fiberglass, the new bins will be easier to maintain and replace parts on, if they become damaged, Council said in a statement.

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