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Kick household waste to the kerb

FORGET spring cleaning, it's time for winter cleaning.

The annual kerbside clean-up is fast approaching and the cooler days give you the perfect excuse to stay inside and sort through all that domestic waste you haven't had the chance to get rid of yet.

Starting on May 25, the kerbside clean-up will work its way through the Clarence Valley and residents are being asked to minimise wastage.

 

All of the waste collected by Clarence Valley Council's contractors during the annual kerbside clean-up is sent to landfill.

Council environmental officer Suzanne Lynch said items in good condition should be donated to charity.

"If you have anything that may be of value to someone else, please consider donating it to charity before leaving it on the kerb for collection," she said.

People with scrap metal are encouraged to phone a scrap metal merchant and ask for it to be collected.

"If you are okay with rummagers, consider a separate pile for stuff that others may be interested in," Ms Lynch said.

E-waste, such as TVs and computers, will not be collected but can be dropped off at no charge to the council's waste transfer stations in Grafton (corner Kirchner and Duke Sts) and Maclean (Paperbark Dr, Townsend) or at the Grafton Regional Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre (Armidale Rd, South Grafton).

The clean-up service is provided for every household receiving a weekly waste collection.

What will NOT be collected

Electrical Items

  • Computers, televisions, printers, phones, keyboards and DVDs

Green waste

  • Tree and shrub prunings, grass clippings

Industrial waste

  • Vehicle tyres, dangerous or hazardous materials (including liquid waste, car batteries, asbestos), building waste (including paint), concrete and gas bottles

Tips for your trash

  •  Items should be able to be lifted by two people
  •  The volume of waste per household will not exceed two cubic metres in volume (one small box trailer) and be no longer than 1.5m in length
  •  Loose smaller items should be placed in boxes or bags
  •  Items are to be left on the footpath where you normally position your wheelie bin
  •  Make sure the items do not obstruct or endanger pedestrians or traffic
  •  Ensure latches and locking devices are removed from old fridges
  •  Items should be placed on the footpath on the Sunday of the relevant week

Topics:  clarence valley council, waste disposal




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