Heed restrictions: do not be a garbage-guts. Car tyres will not be picked up.
Heed restrictions: do not be a garbage-guts. Car tyres will not be picked up.

Annual kerbside clean-up next week

IT’S that time of the year where roadsides across the Valley become treasure troves for some and dumping grounds for others.

Clarence Valley Council’s annual kerbside clean-up service starts next week and is available to all Clarence Valley households that receive a weekly garbage collection service.

Already, household rubbish can be seen piling up outside homes valley-wide waiting to be taken away, free of charge, to landfill.

But residents have been warned that not everything they may be thinking of putting out will be picked up.

Council environmental education officer Suzanne Lynch said the clean-up service did not include tyres, greenwaste, dangerous or hazardous materials, industrial and trade waste, concrete and gas bottles.

This was also the first year e-waste would not be collected, including computers, printers, televisions, hi-fi and phones.

Ms Lynch said residents could instead drop off e-waste for recycling at Clarence Valley waste transfer stations and the landfill.

The kerbside collection dates for the Clarence Valley are:

  • Next week council contractors will start the clean-up along Armidale Road, the Gwydir Highway, Orara Way and the villages of Cowper, Ulmarra, Swan Creek, Tucabia, Pillar Valley, Minnie Water, Wooli, Diggers Camp, Bom Bom, Glenugie, Wells Crossing, Halfway Creek, Corindi and Red Rock.
  • The week of February 22, the clean-up will work through South Grafton and Clarenza.
  • The week of March 1, the clean-up will move its way through Grafton, Junction Hill, Southgate, the Clarence Way and Summerland Way.
  • From March 8, the service will be in Yamba, Palmers Island, Angourie, Wooloweyah, Harwood, Chatsworth Island, Iluka, Woody Head, Ashby, Woombah, Tullymorgan, Warregah, Maclean, Lawrence, Townsend, Gulmarrad and Brooms Head.
  • The final week of kerbside collections will be from March 15 at South Arm, James Creek, Woodford, Brushgrove and Tyndale.

Council recommends people to put their rubbish out for collection on the Sunday night before their area’s collection date.

Clean-up Rules

  • A crew of two staff per truck will be operating the collection service, so items should be no heavier than what two people can lift.
  • The volume of waste per household should not exceed two cubic metres or one small box trailer. The waste should be no more than 1.5 metres in length.
  • Loose smaller items should be placed in boxes or bags.
  • Leave items on footpath where you normally place your wheelie bin.
  • Remove latches and locks from old fridges.
  • Commercial businesses are not included in this service.
  • Recycle what you can.

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