Kerbside clean up coming up
BYRON Shire Council’s annual bulky items kerbside clean up commences Monday 1 August.
Council’s executive manager of water and recycling Phil Warner said this is householders’ chance to clean-up any unwanted bulky items in the yearly free kerbside collection.
“The service is provided for items that are not suitable for the wheelie bin and is available to urban households that have their red lidded rubbish bin collected weekly,” he said.
The kerbside clean up program will be conducted in three stages over three weeks.
Area One includes residents in Byron Bay, Sunrise Beach, Suffolk Park, Baywood Chase, Byron Hills and Broken Head. Put your waste out kerbside between 25 July and 31 July to ensure it will be collected. Waste collection commences week beginning Monday 1 August.
Area Two includes residents in Ocean Shores (North and South), South Golden Beach, and New Brighton. Put your waste out kerbside between 1 August and 7 August to ensure it will be collected. Waste collection commences week beginning Monday 8 August.
Area Three includes residents in Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Andersons Hill, Ewingsdale, and Brunswick Heads. Put your waste out kerbside between 8 August and 14 August to ensure it will be collected. Waste collection commences week beginning Monday 15 August.
Residents are asked to ensure their waste is placed at the kerb before the collection in their area starts.
Mr Warner said significant costs were incurred last year as a result of some residents putting material out for collection after the trucks had been through their area.
“Council can not return to collect waste material that is put out after the collection starts,” he said.
There are four easy steps to follow for the kerbside clean up collection:
1. Get the timing right
Note when the collection starts in your area. Don’t wait until the collection starts to put your waste at the kerb - you will miss out if the trucks have already been through your area.
2. Get the volume right
Only two cubic metres of materials will be accepted from each property in total (2m x 1m x 1m – approximately one small box trailer load). That keeps the service fair and affordable.
3. Check out what can be collected
The collection is for bulky goods only, not for smaller items that will fit in your wheelie bin. Rules apply to exclude hazardous items and items that are difficult to collect.
4. Make 2 piles
Separate the general waste, and metals/whitegoods into two different piles. Please make sure the piles are neat and can be easily handled by 2 people.
The following materials will not be collected in the kerbside collection:
- Building and renovation materials
- Tyres of car parts
- Tree pruning and garden waste
- Batteries or gas bottles
- Commercial or industrial waste
- Food scraps and packaging.
Council has free drop off facilities for computers, televisions and other electronic waste. These items should not be put out for collection in the kerbside clean up.
For further information look out for a flyer in your letterbox, visit Council’s website at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/kerbsidecleanup, or telephone Council’s Waste and Recycling Collection Contractor “Solo Resource Recovery” on 6687 0455.