New waste contractor
Published on 01 June 2023
Council is pleased to have appointed a new contractor to take over our waste collection services after the retirement of the former contractor.
From 1 July, JJ Richards will be the collection contractor for kerbside garbage, recycling and green waste.
The company has been appointed the contract for 10 years plus two five year extension options.
Manager Mark Beevis lives in the shire and has recruited locally, so many of the drivers who will service the new contract also live in Moorabool Shire.
“It’s great to have this local link,” Mayor Cr Rod Ward said.
“Our previous contractor had done a fantastic job since 1994, with the manager now entering well-earned retirement, so we’re pleased we had JJ Richards apply for the new contract.
“Pick-ups will continue as normal from one week to the next with no interruptions, but we ask the community to be patient during the settling-in phase for new drivers.”
Cr Ward said new trucks with new designs were part of the change-over.
“The new designs on the trucks are very eye-catching and show off imagery of the natural beauty we have within the shire.”
Cr Ward said he, on behalf of everyone at Council, would like to thank outgoing contractors KG Coy and Sons.
“We’d like to acknowledge the significant contribution they have made servicing the Moorabool Shire community for more than 30 years.
“We sincerely appreciate their efficient, courteous customer service, the level of detail and accountability they have demonstrated, and the way they have interacted with Council and the community over this time,” Cr Ward said.