A kerbside recycling collection sevice will commence the week beginning 2 July 2012. The service will be provided to all homes currently provided with a kerbside garbage collection. The rollout of recycling wheelie bins are expected to commence from 1 June 2012.
Some key features of the new kerbside recycling collection service are:
All residential properties (including rental properties) within the collection area will receive the kerbside collection service of recyclables on a fortnightly basis.
A new (separate) 240 litre Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) with a yellow lid will be delivered to your home up to three weeks prior to the service commencing. A brochure providing information on recycling, bin placement and a collection timetable will also be distributed.
Your recycling bin will be emptied on the same day as your current kerbside MGB but on a fortnightly basis.
The service will be charged to the ratepayer of the property, not the tenant, and the MGB will be delivered to the property address.
The fee for this service will be finalised as part of the Council’s 2012-13 budget process.
Click here for the kerbside recycling collection information sheet. This information sheet will tell you what can and can't be placed in the recycling bin, the timetable for collection days and how to position the bin for pick up.
Click here for a guide to kerbside recycling.
Why was a kerbside recycling collection service introduced?
Minimising the generation of waste and significantly increasing recycling of green, glass, paper/cardboard, plastic waste and other reusable resources is a goal of the Council's 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.
In 2010, a survey was undertaken on waste management. This survey also identified that:
A recommendation from this survey supported the introduction of a kerbside recyclable waste collection service. This recommendation was formally considered and approved by the Council at the February 2012 Council meeting.
The new service will also provide environmental benefits by reducing the amount of natural resources used in producing new products and economic benefits by decreasing the volume of product being sent to landfill.
For more information on the kerbside collection service, contact the Huon Valley Council on 6264 0300 during business hours (8.20am-5pm) or email email@example.com