Metropolitan Victorian councils embroiled in the closure of SKM have been asked to consider introducing a four-bin system - but it's unlikely a similar system will be adopted in the North East or Southern Riverina anytime soon.
Though councils have not ruled out implementing something similar in the future.
Currently, Albury, Federation and Wodonga municipal residents have a three-bin system - waste, organics and recyclables - as does urban areas of Wangaratta.
Rural Wangaratta residences have a two-bin system - waste and recyclable - as do towns across Towong and Greater Hume shires.
Greater Hume's Environment and Planning director Colin Kane said the council would consider moving to a three or even four bin system when their current waste contract expires in 2023.
He said a 12-year contract was signed when Greater Hume within the consortium of other North East and Southern Riverina councils went to market together in 2011.
"Seven years ago when we went to contract it was pretty innovative to have three bins, all the councils looked at them and all got different prices to have the organics bin," he said.
"It was going to be quite expensive for Greater Hume to have the organics bin as we have a lot bigger land area than other councils, it was going to be much dearer about double for Greater Hume ratepayers and we didn't think that was affordable."
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Mr Kane said Greater Hume council instead implemented a plan to encourage residents to compost to achieve the same end.
He said as the end of the contract approaches in 2023, the council will look at its waste strategy and what was new and innovative in the waste and recycling industry.
Mr Kane said that could included exploring the possibility of introducing a third or even fourth bin.
"The waste industry is very competitive and whilst it was groundbreaking seven years ago, a lot of companies are better resourced now and it mightn't be quite as costly," he said.
Wangaratta's Infrastructure Services director Alan Clarke said their waste contract would also not be going to tender again for a few years.
He said every option would be considered but he does not think Wangaratta will move to a fourth bin for some time, if at all.
Mr Clarke said the move to an urban three-bin system had been fantastic.
"It's greatly reduced the amount of waste going into our landfill and extended the life of our landfill for many years, it's been really positive," he said.
Mr Clarke said Wangaratta's Organic Processing Plant should be complete by the end of October, with trials runs likely to go ahead within the calendar year.
"Very soon we'll be composting all our organics waste right here in Wangaratta," he said.
Albury Council's Waste Management team leader Andrea Baldwin said kerbside rubbish generated by the community had declined by 20 per cent since the three-bin system was introduced in 2015.
"Our three-bin system is proving highly effective in encouraging recycling with 89,510 tonnes of organic waste diverted away from landfill since [its] introduction," she said.
Towong Shire Council owns and directly manages its own waste collection service, landfill and transfer station.
Mayor David Wortmann said a review into recycling and waste services was currently underway.
"This review considers costs, environmental impacts and possible improvements to our current bin system," he said.
"Until the review is considered by Council, we are unable to comment on the likelihood of changing from our current two-bin system to any alternative system."