Two-bin trial a test to all men
By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
MEN have always been accused of not being able to do two things at once.
But Gladstone resident Vic Baggio will now get the chance to prove to his wife, Lola, that the theory is wrong as he drags his two new bins to the footpath each week.
Mr Baggio's street is among those selected by Gladstone City Council to trial a new two-bin system.
JJ Richards operations manager Carlie Ballagh yesterday said the two-bin system would be a win-win for all residents.
'The two-bin system will be a win for the environment, the council and residents,' Ms Ballagh said.
'Most councils that have gone to this system are extremely pleased with the two bins system and with the recycling,' she said.
Since getting his new bins, Mr Baggio also believes the two-bin system is far superior to the one-bin split system.
'It's pretty good, you get more room for your rubbish and you can recycle,' Mr Baggio said.
'The split system would sometimes mix when it was dumped in the rubbish truck and half a bin was never enough,' Mr Baggio said.
The Gladstone City Council (GCC) will be running the trial from March until the end of April and will then evaluate the system.