You may have noticed some changes happening with your kerbside bins as Wagga Wagga City Council start to implement the new service. New bins are being delivered around Wagga at the moment in anticipation for the new service to start on 2 April 2018. Removal of old bins will start after the old bins have been emptied for the last time – the removal of old bins is anticipated to take 4 weeks.
The new service
Residential customers will receive a:
240L Green lidded Food Organics and Garden Organics Bin (collected weekly)
240L Yellow lidded recycling bin (collected fortnightly)
140L Red lidded general waste bin (collected fortnightly)
7L kitchen caddy and supply of compostable liners – to assist households to separate their food waste in the kitchen and transport the food scraps to the Food Organics and Garden Organics bin
This new service will increase bin capacity by 140L over the collection fortnight when compared to the current service. The 240L green lidded Food Organics and Garden Organics bin will be collected weekly, whilst the yellow lidded recycling bin and red lidded general waste bin will be collected fortnightly.
Bins need to be out by 6am on the day of collection as the new service is likely to run a different route and may not arrive at your house the same time as the old service had, so be prepared.
Who will receive the service?
All properties that pay a Domestic Waste Management Service Charge will be included in the new kerbside service. Residents under rental agreements within the collection area will automatically receive this service as this charge is payable by landlords. If you are unsure if your rental property will receive this service please contact Wagga Wagga City Council on 1300 292 442 or your rental agency.
You can locate this charge on your rates notice.
Areas that were not included in the current contract that will form part of this new contract include: Lake Albert (expanded), Springvale (expanded), Uranquinty village, Cartwrights Hill, Brucedale Drive and Kapooka.
Why the Change?
Commitment to reducing waste to landfill
Commitment to addressing waste management proactively
Commitment to reducing environmental impacts
Commitment to extending the life of community assets
Commitment to preempt potential price increases in the future
If you are still a little unsure of the changes head here for more details. Over the next couple of months there will be plenty of opportunity to chat face to face at these events
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