Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) will provide its 2017 Bulky Waste Clean Up between October 23 and November 3. This service is provided for all residents currently receiving a waste and recycling collection service It will allow collection of larger items and importantly enable items suitable for recycling to be diverted from landfill.
LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope said the collection would be carried out with the Shire divided into two zones.
“Zone 1 includes Currabubula, Quirindi, Wallabadah, Willow Tree, Werris Creek and Braefield and collections will commence on Monday October 23. Zone 2 includes Caroona/Walhallow, Premer, Spring Ridge, Blackville, Borambil and Pine Ridge with collection commencing on Monday October 30,” he said.
“In both zones, residents are requested to put their Bulky Waste out on the Sunday before their commencement date. The task in each zone will take approximately one week to complete.
“Residents are requested to place their Bulky Waste neatly, next to the edge of the kerb, directly in front of their premises, ensuring it doesn’t block the footpath. It is important to separate metals from all other Bulky Waste and small items should be boxed or bagged. Please take special care securing items to avoid windblown littering.
“Each premises is allowed up to two (2) cubic metres, approximately equivalent to one standard 1.8288 x 1.2192 metre (6’x4’) level box trailer. It must be able to be reasonably removed by two people,” he continued.
Councillor Hope said items acceptable for collection are household appliances and whitegoods which must be degassed with all doors removed, household furniture, painted wooden products and fittings, mattresses, pottery, ceramics and chinaware, minor building products, metal waste ensuring tins are empty of any liquid and other bulky household items.
He said items which are unacceptable for collection are trade industrial and shop wastes including plumbing fixtures, water tanks and tiling, wrecked motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, tyres, building and demolition materials, concrete and bricks, household hazardous wastes such as paints, asbestos, solvents, chemicals, cleaners and unwanted medicines, lengths of material longer than 1.8 metres excluding mattresses, lounge suites etc., batteries, panes of glass, food scraps or household garbage, items still containing ozone depleting gasses such as fridges, freezers and air-conditioners, paint or liquids of any sort, fuel or oil and garden organics such as grass clippings, prunings etc.
“Council, through our contractor JR Richards and Son, have the right to reject any material that is considered unacceptable,” he said.
“Our landfill is a valuable community asset and diverting as many of these items for recycling as possible helps maximise its life,” he continued.
“If you have further queries please call JR Richards and Sons on 1800 836 118,” Councillor Hope concluded.