Assistance Day at the Daylesford Transfer Station
Published on 07 June 2023
Daylesford Transfer Station will host a trial Assistance Day on Thursday 22 June between 9am and 5pm, which will include providing extra assistance to residents to unload items for the tip shop, recycling or landfill.
Hepburn Shire Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said Council is hosting this trial in response to community feedback that some residents require extra assistance on site to deal with their waste.
“The trial Assistance Day will allow us to give residents the extra help they may need to unload their recycling or rubbish. Residents may have a bulky item that someone can help them load up at their end, and we will have extra staff on hand at the Daylesford Transfer Station to ensure they can smoothly and safely get the items into the correct location.”
“We want to ensure everyone has access to our Transfer Station facilities and this day allows us to look at how we might continue to offer accessible services for everyone in the community,” said Cr Hood.
The trial is being conducted in Daylesford as this site deals with the largest volume of waste. If successful, Council will look at how it could be replicated in other parts of the Shire.
Disability Advisory Committee member, Darren Manning, said “I’m so pleased that Council is hosting this Assistance Day. It gives people who are usually unable to use the Transfer Station the opportunity to do so. The extra help at the transfer station end means people with mobility issues or disability have the extra help they need. It’s a great initiative.”
Community members with their own tipper utility will also have a safe site for tipping.
All assistance provided will be at the discretion of staff, but as a guide, items must be able to be lifted shoulder high by two people and must not be longer than 1.5m (5ft) or weigh more than 40kg.
Normal charges and transfer station rules apply, and only domestic loads (less than two cubic metres) will be accepted. No bookings required.
Visit www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/transfer-stations for more information or contact Council’s Waste team on 03 5348 2306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.