As part of a municipal area wide project to upgrade bins, Central Coast Council (the Council) are pleased to share some more information on the much-anticipated new Penguin bins with the community.

Given the existing bins have become a much-loved feature of the Penguin foreshore, the Council is committed to ensuring the new bins uphold the small-town, coastal charm and heritage the town is famous for.

Cr Cheryl Fuller, Mayor Central Coast Council said:
“After consulting with the Penguin Makeover Community, Council is pleased to confirm that the new bins will be the same design as the existing bins, and will be built using the original Penguin mould.”

“Although the aim of this project has been to improve the capacity and functionality of waste management throughout our municipal area, it was also vital that the Council considered each community’s wishes when making any design decisions. We are thrilled to be able to deliver something that is not only functional, but that will suit Penguin’s aesthetic.” She said.

Penguin Composites were engaged to undertake this project due to their extensive knowledge of the municipal area. The project has been headed by Production Manager, Darryn Burr, who has been with the company for 23 years and has worked on various Council assets such as the dinosaur at Fairway Park (also known as the Dinosaur Park), and the Ulverstone Waterslide.

“I like going through a project from start to finish and being involved in the whole thing. I have enjoyed using my knowledge [of the Central Coast area] and talking to people about what they’re after, then putting it all on paper and creating the design.” Said Mr Burr.

As part of the project, there will be 12 x new 240 litre bins along Main Road, Penguin. This will include 6 x general waste bins and 6 x recycling bins. Using the same design as the existing bins, the only new feature will be red or yellow bin covers to distinguish between general waste and recycling. These will also be added to the existing bins.

The new bins will be larger in size and are set to be placed along the beach side of Main Road, Penguin, with all existing smaller bins to be relocated to the other side. Made of fiberglass, the new bins will be easier to maintain and replace parts on, if they become damaged.

The project is currently in progress, with June 2024 the expected delivery date. The Council will endeavour to communicate any anticipated disruptions during the installation phase in advance.