City fi­nally goes kerb­side

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor.

We are very ex­cited this month to an­nounce that across the City, we will now pro­vide kerb­side re­cy­cling at no ex­tra cost to ratepay­ers.

The City of Kar­ratha has al­ways run its waste ser­vices, in­clud­ing house­hold bin col­lec­tion, in-house.

How­ever, ev­ery year in our com­mu­nity sur­vey and on Face­book, there are calls for kerb­side re­cy­cling. This is one of the most fre­quently re­ceived pieces of feed­back we re­ceive.

While the City has al­ways pro­vided re­cy­cling ser­vices and we are ex­tremely con­scious of re­duc­ing waste to land­fill, in the past kerb­side re­cy­cling ser­vices have not been fi­nan­cially vi­able.

How­ever, we are al­ways look­ing at how we can de­liver our ser­vices more ef­fi­ciently and de­cided to test the mar­ket for house­hold rub­bish col­lec­tion ser­vices to see if we could achieve a bet­ter ser­vice or make sav­ings com­pared to in-house de­liv­ery.

Af­ter this process, Clean­away won a com­pet­i­tive ten­der to de­liver these ser­vices and will be able to pro­vide kerb­side re­cy­cling pick-ups as well as the rub­bish ser­vice for less than the City’s cur­rent ser­vice.

We are very proud to be able to de­liver kerb­side re­cy­cling to all our towns.

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