Read on further for more information on Council's trial Hard Waste Collection Service due to commence on 4 February 2013
16 Week Trial - Hard Waste Collection Service
Council is implementing a trial on call hard waste collection service from 4th February 2013.
Why is Council introducing a trial service?
Council has recently introduced a number of changes to its waste services, including the introduction of green bins to townships and urban areas and the discontinuation of hard waste tip passes.
Council has not held a hard waste service for a number of years and has received numerous requests for a service over this time.
The introduction of a fully-fledged hard waste collection service is an expensive process, which would cost Council in excess $500,000.
Therefore as an alternative Council will be utilising Finding Workable Solutions (FWS) to provide a trial collection service. FWS is a not for profit organisation who employ disadvantaged people and refurbish and sell used and unwanted items. Therefore the provision of this service will have a positive community outcome, and will be heavily focused on reducing waste to landfill, where possible.
This service will focus on providing the service to those that need it the most, minimising waste to landfill, while employing disadvantaged people.
This trial will assist Council to determine the demand for such a service and if this service should be provided into the future.
The on call collection service will be limited and therefore Council will be offering two service options.
Residents who wish to utilise the service will be required to contribute $20 ($10 for concession card holders), towards either of the following;
- A hard waste tip pass to be utilised at Council’s Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre or the Newton Transfer Station
- A hard waste collection service, a limited number of collection services will be available
Why should residents opt for a tip pass instead of a collection?
The number of collections available are limited and therefore it may be difficult to get a booking. Council would like to encourage people who are able to access the Resource Recovery Centre to take their waste in, using a tip pass. This will assist with leaving collection service spaces available for those that are not able to transport their waste themselves.
Why do residents need to contribute to this service?
As the provision of a hard waste service is expensive Council is requesting a contribution from residents to help offset the cost. A reduced price has been put in place for concession card holders.
Who is entitled to the service?
The service will be limited to residential rateable properties and there will be a limit of one service per property.
How can I book?
Bookings for the service can be made direct to Finding Workable Solutions from the 21st January 2013. Please click here to visit the Hard Waste Service website and make a booking.