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Council seeks comment on green waste proposal

13 March, 2012Posted in: Community, Environment, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comments from the community regarding a proposal to offer regular green waste services.

Feedback is being sought on the acceptance of such a service, preferred method of collection, frequency and costing.

Council will seek to gauge public sentiment regarding the possible garden waste collection service via a combination of mail and electronic surveys.

Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Jason Gordon explained the current green waste arrangements.

“At present, Council offers a pay per collection service for current domestic waste users.

“Green – or organic loads – must not exceed two cubic metres and pick ups must be booked in advance. This service is in addition to our regular twice a year Clean Up service.

“This consultation is designed to gauge the level of support for Council to introduce a regular green waste service, and if so, what sort of service,” Mr Gordon said.

Options for collection include a continuation of the current service, bi-annual collections, fortnightly green bins and use of vouchers.

As part of the community engagement process Council will randomly issue 4,000 mail surveys.

“Residents who don’t receive a survey in the mail can also participate by completing an online survey,” Mr Gordon added.

For further information contact Council on phone 4868 0888 or via email at: wscmail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Councillors will decide upon the preferred option once responses have been collated.

The deadline for return of surveys is Friday 30 March 2013.