Singleton Council has confirmed unwanted green bins can be collected on request by calling their Council Customer Service team on 6578 7290.
However, the increased charges associated with this service will not be reduced.
Council’s Manager Water and Waste, Angelika Hesse, says the annual Waste Management Charges are consistent for all urban area ratepayers to cover the range of services provided by the Waste Management Package and will not be reduced for households or businesses who chose to not utilise part of the package.
“The garden organics (green bin) service has been automatically provided to businesses and households currently receiving the urban bin collection service (weekly red bin collection) as part of Council’s Waste Management Packages,” she says.
“A small increase of $30 annually will be add to the annual Waste Management Charges as of July 1, 2017 to cover the services provided by the Waste Management Package. The services include:
- weekly collection of 240 litre waste bin and waste disposal to landfill,
- fortnightly collection of the yellow lid recycling bin and processing in the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility), fortnightly collection of green bin and processing of green waste to compost,annual 300kg waste voucher for the landfill, one bulk clean up per year;
- and free disposal of a large variety of recycling and problem waste at the Dyrring Road Community Recycling Centre. Materials accepted free of charge include steel, cardboard, aluminium cans, glass, printer cartridges, household chemicals, Styrofoam packaging, batteries, including car batteries and a host more.