- Wednesday 02 July 2008
As part of Council’s new waste management contract with TPI Cleanaway, major changes are taking place to waste and recycling collection in the Noosa area starting in September, including a change to wheelie bin pick-up days.
Other changes include expansion of garden waste services, introduction of bulk recycling bins for large residential and commercial premises, new collection vehicles.
Residents impacted by the changes will receive more information and new collection calendars over the coming weeks from both Council and TPI Cleanaway.
Major changes from 1st September that residents need to be aware of are:
Wheelie bin service days may change
The service day for weekly waste and fortnightly recycling bins may change but the service frequency (weekly waste and fortnightly recycling) will continue. Residents will be notified of any changes to their collection day through the newspaper and a letterbox drop of the new collection calendars.
Expansion of the Garden Waste Service
Garden Waste wheelie bins are currently available throughout the coastal strip from Peregian to Tewantin, serviced fortnightly. The service cost is less than an annual trailer registration per annum and a great time saver for busy people. Owners will be invited to contact Council in August if they or their occupiers wish to receive a garden waste service.
Introduction of 1.1 Cubic Metre Bulk Recycling Bins
A Low Noise Bulk Recycling Bin service for large residential and commercial premises will be available from September. Owners of suitable premises will be invited to make an application for a bulk bin recycling service in August.
New and Improved Waste Collection Vehicles
All new waste collection vehicles will be manufactured to meet the Australian Emission standards and will be fitted with computerised technology including a GPS tracking systems to ensure a closer links between serviced premises, TPI Cleanaway and Council.
Resource Recovery - Diversion of Waste from the Landfill
Council and TPI Cleanaway will have a stronger focus on diversion of waste from the landfill and Transfer Station Bins. Additional recycling bins will be provided at Transfer Stations to receive recyclable products such as steel, metal, cardboard. Residents delivering waste will be asked to segregate their recyclables into recycling bins to assist in the recycling operations.
Australian Standard Mulch and Compost to be available
Vegetation delivered to waste disposal facilities will be manufactured into higher quality mulch (to meet Australian Standards), soils and reusable products such as compost. These products will be sold at the Transfer Stations in the Northern Region. The contractor will mechanically load your utility or trailer at Eumundi Rd, Landfill – no more shovelling! Residents will be advised when these products are available after September.