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Currently only 61% of homes in Hepburn Shire receive a kerbside waste collection service, which generates nearly half of the total waste collected in Hepburn Shire. Extending the kerbside waste collection service is a key initiative in Council’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014.

By extending the service to an additional 1,500 homes we anticipate that 670 tonnes per annum of waste and 400 tonnes per annum of recyclable materials will no longer need to be managed through the transfer stations. An extension will deliver financial savings for ratepayers and environmental benefits from reducing waste to landfill.

In November 2014, Council surveyed 2,187 residents from across the Shire who do not currently receive a waste collection service. The purpose of this was to determine the level of support for extending the kerbside service into these areas.

Today Council voted to introduce changes from July this year. The kerbside waste collection will be extended to nine areas outside the township boundaries. The service will be fortnightly and will provide for both waste for landfill, and recycling collections and include 2 tip passes.

The summary results for the survey are as follows:

Total PropertiesResponse Rate% Yes & Non ResponsesYes % of Responses
2,18759.6%69.3%48.5%

 

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