Combatting bin contamination

Council is working with Goodman Court residents to combat bin contamination & illegal dumping.

Better Bins & Don't Dump Your Junk Projects

As part of the City of Marion's Healthy Environment plan, council is working with residents to combat bin contamination and illegal dumping of rubbish. Goodman Court, Pleasant Avenue, is the first site to be selected for this project.

City of Marion is keen to work with residents and organisations such as Housing SA and Anglicare in a drive to reduce bin contamination and combat illegal dumping.

Recycling helps save water and energy as well as reducing waste to landfill.  However, if the wrong items are put in the bins, truck loads of recycling end up going to landfill instead. Using the bins correctly has a huge impact not only on recycling but on the neighbourhood as well.

What is bin contamination?

Bin contamination is when the wrong item is put in the bin.

For more information about how to manage your waste correctly, visit the Waste and Recycling page.

What's happening at Goodman Court?

In June 2012:

  • Information packs delivered to residents
  • Bin stickers attached to bins showing which items can go in which bin
  • Survey distributed
  • Better Bin Jackpot begins: bins will be spot checked on collection days. If there is no contamination, a $20 Coles Myer Gift Card will be awarded to the resident responsible for that bin. If the bin contains contamination, the $20 will go into a jackpot until it is won.

Residents of Goodman Court are invited to complete a survey by clicking on the following link: Complete the Goodman Court Community Survey

Your name will go into the draw to win 2 movie tickets to Event Cinemas Marion.

More information

For more information, contact the City of Marion's Waste Management Education Officer on 8375 6600 or