Moorabool has moved a step closer to implementing its new kerbside greenwaste service. Residents will soon have the option of receiving a greenwaste bin collection, with a local contractor awarded the tender for the service at a meeting of Council on 14 September.
KG Coy & Sons Pty Ltd were awarded the contract for the collection, removal and disposal of greenwaste as part of a new kerbside service starting in January 2017.
Earlier this year Council voted in favour of providing the service to urban areas of the Shire on a trial basis, following a community engagement process.
The non-compulsory service is part of Moorabool’s strategy to reduce the amount of waste to landfill, which will ultimately reduce landfill costs for Council and ratepayers as well as lessen environmental impacts and extend the life of existing landfills.
“Approximately 15 to 20% of kerbside garbage is made up of garden organics so the introduction of this new service is expected to divert up to 1,000 tonnes away from landfill each year. There are many environmental and economic benefits that can be gained,” General Manager Infrastructure Phil Jeffrey said.
“We encourage residents to take up the service that will commence in January 2017. Greenwaste will be collected fortnightly via a 240L kerbside service and will be taken to a specialised composting facility at Mount Wallace to be processed for landscaping and agricultural purposes.”
Arrangements are currently being made for the service to commence in January, and eligible residents will be notified in late October with details on how an application can be made for a collection.
The cost of the service will be approximately $80-$100 a year, depending on take up rates, plus the cost of a new bin. The cost will be applied to the Annual Rate and Valuation Notice.