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Draft Kerbside Waste Services and Charges Policy – Community Consultation

By August 13, 2021No Comments
cartoon of 4 bins: garbge, recycling, FOGO and a glass bin. It also includes a pile of hard waste

Our bins are changing

Community feedback on the proposed changes is welcome until Sunday 5 September 2021.

The Victorian Government announced that all councils must move to a 4-bin service by 2030. Earlier this year we asked our community which 4-bin service would work best for their household. You can see the results of Stage 2 and Stage 1 here.
At the July Council Meeting the draft Kerbside Waste Services and Charges Policy was endorsed unanimously for community consultation. Community consultation opened earlier this week. This is where we present our proposed option for your kerbside bins.  The proposed standard service is based on feedback from the Merri-bek community as well as cost and environmental benefits.

The proposed service would see us collect Food and Garden Organic bins weekly (FOGO), Garbage and Recycling bins on alternate fortnights, a new Glass bin monthly and our Hard Waste collection would change to a pre-booked service.

We heard about the needs of different households.

That’s why we’ve included additional service options for those who need them.

We heard that fortnightly garbage collections would not suit some households, such as large households or households with disposable nappies.

  •  Households may choose to pay for a larger garbage bin (up to a maximum of 360 litres).
  •  Households may choose to pay for a weekly garbage collection.
  •  Households may be eligible for a concession for a larger garbage bin at no extra cost if:
    • someone in the household has a medical condition generating waste;
    • they are a large family with 5 or more dependents, including adults being cared for; or
    •  they have 2 or more children under 4 years of age in daytime nappies (NEW).

We will support high waste households to reduce waste and use their bins as effectively as possible.

an images showing 5 different households in Moreland

Learn more about the proposed service, extra options to tailor it to meet your needs and how to get involved.

Is the proposed service, along with the extra options, reasonable for the future of Moreland?