Residents are encouraged to sort their loads before they go to the waste transfer station.
You can save their money by making a few small changes to how you pack your load. The Transfer Stations have different charges for different materials, so if an item can be recycled, repurposed or reprocessed, it is cheaper to dispose of, and some materials are accepted for free.
If a load is not sorted, it can be difficult to see what types of materials are in the load. This means in some cases, the attendant can only charge the highest rate. This is why sorting your load before you leave home is so important.
Sorting can be as simple as putting all of the household recyclables together, separating any aluminium/tin cans, flattening any large cardboard boxes, putting bricks and rubble together, and separating timber, metals, electronic waste and green waste.
By doing all of this, residents can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which ultimately helps our environment.
There are many items that don’t attract a disposal fee. These include:
- Cardboard (clean)
- Wheel rims
- Scrap Metal
- Empty paint tins
- Clean drums (DrumMuster)
- Re-usable goods and furniture
- Re-usable building materials (operator discretion)
See your local Transfer Station Operator for more information.
Did you know it is illegal not to secure your load? Please go to the attached link to see what fines/charges are payable if you don’t secure your load correctly.