Friday, February 23, 2024

Wyndham gets flexible on waste

Victoria’s Wyndham City Council is trialling three key changes to its waste disposal services to help residents keep the municipality clean and safe.

Council says the increased flexibility is being introduced to help residents work with Council officers to keep their properties free of waste.

“These three changes are about making it easier and more accessible for people to do the right thing and help keep Wyndham clean,” said Mayor, Susan McIntyre.

“We understand different residents’ demand for waste services can vary dramatically, and by providing greater flexibility, we can better meet community needs.”

Currently, households in Wyndham that pay the waste charge with their annual rates can book three hard and green waste collections for their property. These collections are for large volumes of waste that can’t be disposed of in Wyndham’s weekly kerbside collection service.

Residents can now exchange their hard and green waste vouchers for Waste Disposal Vouchers, which they may use to drop off waste at the Refuse Disposal Facility (RDF) in Werribee.

A second change will provide greater flexibility and support to residents disposing of waste via booked collections. Renters and homeowners can now book additional hard or green waste collections when they have already used their three service allocations for the year. The charge per additional service is $100 and is available after a conversation with a Council officer who can help advise residents producing large volumes of waste, Council said in a statement today. 

A third change provides access to residents who do not pay the waste charge, like people living in multi-unit dwellings. These people may also book a hard or green waste collection for a fee of $100. The booked hard and green waste collection service continues to be an easy to use, convenient and timely service, with over 60% of items materials being recycled.

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