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					                                                                   POLICY NO: DCI 10 - CL




                                                                Under Review

                       GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND

                  GREEN WASTE SERVICES POLICY




Date Resolved By Council:                          30 January 2008

Commencement Date:                                 30 January 2008

Review Date:                                       January 2011

Responsible Department:                            City Infrastructure




This policy has been authorised and is included on Council’s Website.




                                                   Peter Brown
                                                   Chief Executive Officer

                                                   30 January 2008
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     GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND GREEN WASTE SERVICES
                       POLICY

1.   PURPOSE

     This policy relates to the ownership, distribution, storage, maintenance, replacement
     and collection of mobile garbage, recycling and green waste bins.

     This policy should be read in conjunction with Policy CID 09 – Waste Charge Policy


2.   BACKGROUND

     Council, in 2007 developed a new Local Law applicable throughout the municipality.

     The new legislation provides reference to issues associated with Council’s garbage
     collection and recycling services, however, a policy is required for further support of
     operational issues.

     This policy is to ensure the appropriate distribution, storage, maintenance, replacement
     and collection of the mobile garbage, recycling and green waste bins.


3.   POLICY

     3.1   Provision of Mobile Bins

           Council will provide mobile garbage bins and recycling bins to all residential and
           commercial properties within the municipality in accordance with its Waste
           Reduction Charge Policy.

           Additionally, subject to the payment of the ‘connection fee’, Council will provide
           green waste collection bins to residential properties. The bins remain in the
           ownership of Council and must remain at the property to which the bin has been
           allocated at all times

           Where an owner / occupier pays a connection fee and moves to another property
           within the municipality the bin can be transferred to that property subject to
           notification and approval of Council.

           If after 12 months the owner / occupier of a premises where a green waste bin
           has been supplied leaves the premises and the Municipality the bin is to either
           left at the premises or returned to Council. No refund of the connection fee will be
           made. If the bin is lost or stolen during this changeover then a further connection
           fee is payable.




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    3.2   Bin Capacity

          a)   Waste

               Bins will be supplied in accordance with the Waste Charge Policy (Policy
               CID 09)

          b)   Recycling

               Residential and commercial properties paying the Waste Charge are
               entitled to 120 litres of capacity. (120 litre bin or shared 240 litre bin)

               Residential properties may have additional 120 litres of bin capacity (either
               an additional 120 litre bin or a single 240 litre bin) being provided subject to
               the following:
                   There is a written application providing appropriate details and reasons
                    for the additional bin capacity.
                   The application is approved by the Director City Infrastructure or their
                    nominee

          c)   Green Waste

               Residential properties can have a maximum bin capacity of 240 litres
               comprising one 240 litre bin or two 120 litre bins

    3.3   Distribution

          Subject to the payment of the appropriate Waste or Commercial Plus Charge
          Council will distribute the mobile bins to all residential properties and, where
          requested, commercial properties.

          Council will not distribute bins to any premise that does not provide appropriate
          storage facilities.

    3.4   Maintenance

          In accordance with Council’s Local laws owners / occupiers are responsible for
          ensuring the cleanliness of their bins.

          Council is responsible for the repair and maintenance e.g. replacement of lid,
          wheels of all mobile bins.

    3.5   Replacement of Lost/Stolen Mobile Bins
          Council will replace lost/stolen bins upon receipt of a Statutory Declaration from
          the owner/occupier of the property that the bin has been lost/stolen and this bin
          replacement will be recorded on the property file.




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    3.6   Material Not Collected

          a)        Garbage

                    Mobile garbage bins issued by Council will not be collected if they contain
                    the following: -
                    (a)         Materials collected by Council as part of its kerbside recycling and
                                greenwaste services.
                    (b)         Slops, liquid waste or offensive material;
                    (c)         Dirt, dust, or other matter from any vacuum cleaner, hair or other
                                similar matter or moist refuse, unless it has been securely wrapped in
                                paper or some other impermeable cover or container to prevent its
                                escape;
                    (d)         Ashes or other like matter unless they have been wrapped and placed
                                in the bin;
                    (e)         Glass or other sharp objects unless they are property contained or
                                wrapped in such a way as to render them harmless and inoffensive;
                    (f)         Oil, paint, solvents or similar substance or any other substance which
                                may damage the bin or reduce its strength or effectiveness;
                    (g)         Trade waste of any kind:
                    (i)         Excavation material or building rubble;
                    (j)         Prescribed waste pursuant to the Environment Protection Act;
                    (k)     Medical waste

          b)        Recycling

                    Mobile recycling bins issued by Council will not be collected if they contain
                    the following: -
                    (a)         Materials collected by Council as part of its kerbside garbage or green
                                waste services.
                    (b)         Plastic bags, pyrox or ceramics
                    (c)         Waxed Cardboard

               c)         Green Waste

                          Mobile garbage bins issued by Council will not be collected if they
                          contain the following: -
                          (a)      Materials collected by Council as part of its kerbside garbage and
                                   recycling services.
                          (b)      Noxious weeds such as ivy, blackberries, palm trees or bamboo
                          (c)      Tree stumps, soil or ash
                          (d)      Plastic bags, wire or other non green waste



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    3.7   Placement of Mobile Bins for Collection

          Mobile bins (with the lids fully closed) must be placed out on the verge of the
          vehicle crossing or roadway abutting the property. The bins must be placed out
          the night before the garbage, recyclables or green waste is scheduled to be
          collected. Bins must be returned to within the property within 24 hours of the
          collection service in accordance with the provisions of Council’s Local law.

    3.8   Weight of Mobile Bins

          The total weight of any mobile bin placed out for collection must not exceed 30
          kilograms.

    3.9   Storage of Mobile Bins.

          The mobile bins issued by Council must be stored within the property to which
          they are distributed in a convenient and secure position. Council may either fine
          owners (in accordance with its Local Law or remove bins that do not have
          appropriate storage locations or bins that are continually left out within the
          roadway.

    3.10 Cleanliness of Mobile Bins

          Mobile bins must be maintained in a clean condition by users so as not to be
          offensive to any person and or become a health nuisance.

    3.11 Vacant Properties / Premises

          Mobile bins will not be issued to vacant properties or premises. Properties that
          vacant are required to return any bins allocated to them before the Waste
          Reduction Charge can be removed




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