A calendar not fit for the waste basket!

The 2016 waste and recycling calendar provided details on when every resident could expect Council to collect their garbage and recyclables, Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said today.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said people could obtain a digital copy of the waste and recycling calendar here.

“Hume’s waste collectors are passionate about the work they do to assist every resident to discard their waste, and recycle items that are no longer required,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Council will pick-up waste bins weekly, recycling bins every second week, and organic bins on the alternate fortnight.

“Residents should place bins within one metre of the kerb, with at least 60cm between each bin so that a robotic arm can access both sides of every bin.

“Bins must be placed side-by-side and the wheels of each bin should face away from the road.”

Items for garbage bins should be placed in plastic bags that are then tied, and can include things like nappies, pet poo, food wrappers, broken crockery, window glass, and light globes.

Pieces to be recycled must be placed loosely in the recycling bin, which is designed for items such as aluminium cans, pots, foil trays, aerosol cans, glass bottles, jars, paper, magazines, newspapers, cardboard, milk cartons, and plastic bottles.

The organics bin can be used for a variety of garden waste, like leaves, weeds, grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps, and small branches.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the 2016 waste and recycling calendar also outlined how residents could dispose of larger branches.

“Hume will again run tree mulching days, when residents can bring bigger branches to particular sites and discard of them for free,” she said.

“These days are a terrific way to get rid of material that won’t fit in your organics bin, and people can also pick up some free mulch to help their garden.

“Council will continue to also offer compost bins and worm farms to all residents at a price that is heavily discounted, being 70 per cent off the RRP, and Hume residents can take advantage of this opportunity at www.compostrevolution.com.au/hume

“The calendar details the food and green waste items which people can use to make compost, and the many benefits that composting offers the home gardener.”

Every year, Hume City Council provides households with one free collection of up to three cubic metres of hard waste, along with other hard waste options.

Residents may also dispose of a number of items at Council’s landfill sites for free, such as:

• televisions;
• computers;
• light globes;
• batteries;
• motor oil;
• scrap metal; and
• DVDs.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said residents who would like further information should call Council on 03 9205 2200.

“We want to maintain a clean municipality in which residents feel proud of their neighbourhood,” she said.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 22 December 2015

Updated : 5:21 PM, 22 December 2015

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