Fortnightly Kerbside Waste Collection for City of Victor Harbor from 1 July 2019
Fortnightly kerbside waste collection for Victor Harbor – starts 1 July 2019
A fortnightly kerbside waste collection schedule will be introduced in the City of Victor Harbor from 1 July 2019. This follows the successful implementation in Alexandrina and Kangaroo Island Councils, and District Council of Yankalilla over the past 3 years, reducing general waste to landfill in Alexandrina Council by 19% and increasing dry recycling by 31% and green organics recycling by 63% in the first full year.
There will be a number of initiatives introduced to support the community transition to the new system.
- Exceptional circumstances provisions for households where; large families (households with more than 5 people normally in residence); children in nappies or those who produce waste as a result of a medical condition reside permanently. Residents in these households may make application for an additional 140 litre general waste bin and collection service, which will be provided free of charge. Exceptional Circumstances application forms will be available from May 2019 –DOWNLOAD EC FORM HERE
- Subsidised composting equipment including compost bins, worm farms and kitchen caddies with compostable bags at subsidised prices to help make good use of food scraps and green waste –DOWNLOAD PRICE LIST HERE
- Subsidised bins to support residents in using a full set of bins applicable to the kerbside collection at their property – a 50% subsidy applies for the purchase of one set of bins applicable to the collection service for each rateable property assessment
- Additional bin and additional waste collections services are available for purchase from FRWA for up to a limit of 2 per waste stream to assist households and businesses, including holiday rentals, that may produce a greater amount of waste during time of high visitation (bins purchase and collection fees apply) – CLICK HERE TO LINK TO ADDITIONAL COLLECTION SERVICES
- Weekly collection of general waste during the high visitation period of the December/January summer holidays.
A community education and awareness program has commenced with the support of the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA). It will include composting workshops with ABC Gardening Australia’s Sophie Thomson, information sessions hosted by FRWA’s education officer, production of a new recycling and disposal guide for households and small business that will be sent to households with 2019/20 waste collection calendars.
Frequently asked Questions about the new service can be downloaded – HERE