The Tweed Shire Council has introduced a new ‘On-call collection’ system for rubbish that is too big to fit in standard rubbish bins.
Each household in the shire is now eligible for two on-call household clean up collections every financial year.
The Council describes the new system as “the first step in providing more control over items going to landfill and towards increased recycling.”
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“This on-call service replaces the scheduled biannual household clean up collection.
“You can have up to 2 cubic metres of materials (equivalent to one box trailer load) collected twice a year.
“These should be materials that are worn, damaged and/or unsaleable. Excess rubbish will not be collected and removal will be the responsibility of the householder,” the Council said on its website.
In a further effort to reduce the amount of waste around the Tweed, the Council adds that other options should be considered before booking the on-call clean up collection:
- donating to friends, family or charity;
- holding a garage sale;
- selling items online through Gumtree, eBay or Facebook.