More than a
third of all material collected through the City’s book-in hard waste service trial
has been recycled.
contractor, Cleanaway, recycled about 37 per cent of all material it picked up
from Greater Geelong households during the first six months of the trial.
The figure is
well above the average 25 per cent recycling rate for the service, which is also
offered by most metropolitan Melbourne councils.
Hard waste was
collected from a total of 12,309 Greater Geelong residential properties from
April to September, City’s data shows.
almost one in every nine households across the municipality.
which began 1 April, is continuing until 30 June 2020.
City is encouraging residents who haven’t accessed the service this financial
year to book a ‘Spring Clean’ hard waste collection.
Residents who accessed the service from
April to June this year are eligible to receive another hard waste collection
allows you to easily dispose of bulky items that are not accepted or don’t fit
into the three residential kerbside bins.
couches and other furniture; white goods; computers; carpets and rugs.
of timber, scrap metal, roofing and guttering – all less than 1.5 metres in
length – are also allowed.
material is retained and directed to recycling businesses.
The amount of
hard waste put out for collection must be less than three cubic metres in
volume – equal to a pile three metres long, one metre high and one metre wide.
You can find
more information and book a collection via www.geelongaustralia.com.au/hardwaste
You can also
book by calling 03 5272 5444 from Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 5:00pm.
Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood
35,000 cubic metres of material has been collected through the hard waste
To be able to
recycle more than a third of that material is a great result and reflects our
commitment to limit the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
residents who are looking to do a Spring clean to consider their disposal
options and to check out what can be accepted through the book-in hard waste