Saturday, April 13, 2024

Subiaco to trial verge valet

Bulk waste collection just got more flexible and convenient in the City of Subiaco with the start of a verge valet trial.

Under the trial, Subiaco residents can now choose when their bulk waste gets collected, rather than waiting for the previously bi-annual collection on specific dates.

Council says benefits of verge valet service include:

  • the flexibility to conveniently schedule collections when best suits individual households;
  • improved appearance of City streets;
  • a reduction in illegal dumping by non-residents.

Subiaco Mayor, Penny Taylor said verge valet had a number of proven benefits including better flexibility and convenience, reducing the amount of waste collected, increasing recycling, and limiting the time junk is out on the verge to just 48 hours rather than weeks at a time.

“Verge valet will also help address common complaints such as illegal dumping, strewn waste piles, litter, late-night scavenging and drive-way or verge access issues,” she said.

“Several metro local governments are already using verge valet and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“We know our community cares about sustainability so verge valet really is a win-win for the environment and our residents.”

The Mayor said extensive consultation over four weeks had shown that the majority of the community was in favour of the switch to verge valet.

The new service is run by the West Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) which has a particular focus on reducing waste to landfill, through better waste education, increased recycling and creating a circular economy.

Residents will be eligible for two verge valet collections per annum.

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