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Changes Proposed for Kerbside Waste Collection

Changes Proposed for Kerbside Waste Collection

22 February 2017

Residents who do not currently receive a kerbside collection, but are adjacent to those that do or within close proximity will be offered a new Council service.

The offer is part of the initial stage of a review of kerbside waste collections.

Director for Engineering Services Peter Halton said the cost of a Council collection is significantly less than a private arrangement, offering a saving to residents.

Several smaller townships including Coonawarra, Rendelsham and Hatherleigh have underutilised the kerbside green waste collection and Council has written to these landholders suggesting that this service be replaced with a 2 bin service, resulting in a cost saving to residents.

Residents are asked to complete and return a form in the pre-paid envelope provided with a letter explaining the offer which was sent recently. 

The consultation is part of Council’s Waste Management Strategy, which was adopted in 2016.

“The current kerbside collection contract expires in September of this year and prior to releasing a tender for the new contract, Council wants to ensure that residents are receiving an appropriate level of service,” Mr Halton said.

He said it is proposed to undertake this service review in a number of stages. 

“After the initial consultation, the second stage of the kerbside expansion would consider whether townships such as Mount McIntyre are interested in a new collection,” Mr Halton said.  “In future years, stage three will consider introduction of an on-route pickup, where the truck drives past but doesn’t not currently collect the bin.”

Residents who do not receive a letter from Council are also welcome to submit their views in writing by emailing council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au or by post.

The closing date for submissions is Monday, 27 March 2017 at 9 am.

 

 

 

For further information please contact:

Director Engineering Services, Peter Halton

Email:                      peh@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8733 0901 or 0439 283 918 

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