Huon Valley Council, Tasmania
Huon Valley Council, Tasmania

Recycling

 

Kerbside Recycling Collection Service

A kerbside recycling collection sevice commenced in the Huon Valley in early July 2012.

Some key features of the kerbside recycling collection service are:

  • All residential properties (including rental properties) within the collection area received the kerbside collection service of recyclables on a fortnightly basis.

  • 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.

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.

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:

  • 91.36% of respondents felt that more should be done to encourage recycling in the Huon Valley.
  • 88.8% of respondents would be more likely to participate in recycling if it was made easier.

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.
 

More Information

For more information on the kerbside collection service, contact the Huon Valley Council on 6264 0300 during business hours (8.20am-5pm) or email hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

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