COUNCIL removed several older bins that were typically placed next to public transport stops in Collingwood Park, as unfortunately they experienced a high level of vandalism and loss.
These bins have all subsequently been replaced following an investigation by council.
These older-style bins, which are small, green, and fixed to poles, were originally located to accommodate commuters disposing of paper bus tickets and travel waste.
Council officers discovered these bins were no longer fit for purpose and were not being used frequently or appropriately.
With the increasing adoption of tap-and-go technology and go-cards, reducing the waste created by commuters, council found these bins were no longer fit for purpose.
Council is committed to a clean and green Ipswich and will be replacing these smaller bins with larger 240-litre bins for the convenience of local residents.
Council replaced the two bins near the fish and chip shop on Collingwood Drive, and at the bus stop close by.
These bins are of a smaller size than the standard bins and have been difficult for Ipswich Waste Service trucks to empty efficiently.
Council is looking to replace the existing bins at this location with larger 240 litre bins, to better cater for local needs.
Cr Andrew Fechner said for the last two years, Cr Doyle and he had been working with Collingwood Park residents and council officers to help resolve ongoing concerns about vandalised and stolen street bins.
“I’d particularly thank local resident Andy Brodersen for his continued and passionate advocacy on these issues,” he said.