Singleton Council is encouraging residents to save the date, with the 2019 Bulk Waste Collection campaign locked in to take place from 11 November.
The Bulk Waste Collection service offers residents who receive a domestic waste and recycling service a one-off opportunity each year to dispose of their bulkier waste items by placing them on the kerbside for collection free of charge.
Council’s Director Planning and Infrastructure Services Group Mark Ihlein said the collection process will be done a little differently this year, with Council’s Rangers to conduct surveillance.
“As in previous years, two cubic metres of domestic waste, or in other words a trailer load, will be afforded to residents, with collections in urban areas from 11 November to 15 November and rural areas from 18 November - 22 November,” he said.
“This will be the first year Council’s Rangers will conduct surveillance during and after collection to ensure compliance with requirements, as well as the safety of our community and staff completing the pickup.
“Council’s waste contractor, JR Richards will also submit daily reports of collections including any properties that fail to comply with the provisions so that our Rangers can follow up.
“Residents will be required to place waste on the kerbside the weekend before collection — anything placed out earlier than the weekend before the pick-up in your zone or after pickup is considered illegal dumping and you could be fined.
“And don’t forget that your trash could be someone else’s treasure with sites like Gumtree, eBay and Facebook’s Buy Swap Sell pages perfect to sell on things like furniture, bikes, old toys and décor items.”
For more information about what will be accepted and what will not, guidelines for how your waste should be presented and to find out when your collection will take place, head to Council's website via https://www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/bulkwastecollection, Facebook page or call our Customer Service Team on 02 6578 7290.