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Bangalow gets its heritage recycling bins

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The beautiful hinterland town of Bangalow and, in the background, one of its ‘heritage’ rubbish bins. File photo

Readers who have noticed workmen on Byron Street, Bangalow, this morning and jumped to the conclusion that they were installing parking meters can rest assured this is not the case.

Echonetdaily spoke to one of the men laying concrete foundations in several spots around town who assured us that they were preparing the spaces for the installation of new ‘heritage’ recycling bins.

As reported last month, while other major towns in the shire recently received smart, modern recycling (and in some cases also green waste) bins, Bangalow did not.

A council spokesperson said at the time, ‘The original heritage-style bins are not manufactured anymore.  Council will be installing dual waste and recycling enclosures that match, as best as possible, the original style of bins.

‘We have gone so far as to recast the Bangalow Palm emblem on the side of the bins,’ the spokesperson added.


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