Conservative Independent candidate for Penrith City Council Marcus Cornish has declared the new garbage bin system to be a “spectacular failure”.
Mr Cornish said that fortnightly garbage collections were out of step with ratepayers expectations.
“The people I talk to when doorknocking keep raising this issue, I know myself that it’s too hard to run a business with fortnightly collections,” Mr Cornish said.
Mr Cornish said that it is unreasonable for Council to expect people to endure the stench of rotting garbage and soiled nappies for up to two weeks before they are collected or pay a penalty to regain the service they once had, but with a reduced bin size.
The “Green bin” needs to be scrapped in favour of a shredding service several times a year, I cannot see how placing 5-10Kg of plastic garbage bin in front of every residence in Penrith can be called a “green initiative”, the health of our families must come first and this can be achieved by better management with family needs at the forefront.” Mr Cornish said.
Mr Cornish said if elected he would:
1. Scrap the green bin in favour of a shredding service,
2. Restore weekly general garbage removal,
3. Increase the size of the general garbage bin.
Contact Marcus Cornish: 0427 385 546
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