Vouchers extended for hard waste collection
Hard waste vouchers issued with last year’s rates notices will be extended until the end of next month.
The vouchers, which usually expire on August 31, will now expire on October 31.
Shire staff agreed to extend the vouchers as an act of goodwill in response to a request from the Baw Baw Shire Ratepayers Association.
No new vouchers have been issued with this year’s rates notices.
All hard waste vouchers will be redundant after the extended expiry date.
Council’s new on demand kerbside hard waste collection service is now operating.
Residents are eligible for one annual kerbside hard waste collection of up to two cubic meters.
This new service is being made available to all households.
Council decided to reinstate a kerbside hard waste collection service in response to ongoing community feedback which indicated strong support for the return of the service.
The service is being provided at no additional cost to ratepayers, meaning no additional waste charge has been incurred with the recently issued rates notices for the provision of this service.
Council believes having a kerbside service available to all households will improve general property amenity across the shire and reduce illegal dumping.
The new service will allow all residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items without charge.
All bookings must be made directly to WM Waste Management on 1800 969 278 or online at www.hardrubbishmelbourne.com.au
Upon booking, residents will be issued with an information pack and collection date.
No hard waste is to be placed on the kerbside before a booking is made.
Residents can exchange their annual kerbside collection for free disposal of up to two cubic metres at any council operated transfer station.
Council operated transfer stations are located at Lardner, Trafalgar, Neerim South and Erica only.
Disposals can be made as either one single disposal (up to two cubic metres) or two separate disposals (up to one cubic metre each).
Residents who choose to exchange their kerbside collection for free hard waste disposal at a transfer station must register their address directly with WM Waste Management on 1800 969 278 or online at www.hardrubbishmelbourne.com.au
At the time of disposal at a transfer station, residents will be asked to provide photo identification which reflects the property address the booking was made under.
Without photo identification with the listed address, disposals will not be accepted