Directions for collection Please keep our streets as clean as possible. Only put your garden waste on your verge upon receipt of this notice. Do not place waste on the verge once the street has been cleared. Please have all materials ready for collection by 6am on Monday To allow us to recycle your garden Please note: waste, please observe the following: Do not place green waste in Hessian, polypropylene or plastic bags. It will not be Maximum length of branches is 1.5m (5ft) collected. Place branches at right angle to kerb with cut Do not obstruct footpaths or driveways and ends facing the street. ensure a clean line of sight for neighbours leaving *Do not place materials on verge once street has been cleared. Branches greater than 250mm (9”) diameter must their driveway. be cut into 300mm (12”) long pieces. Green waste collected from verge for recycling Do not stack material on top of sprinklers or Green waste collected from verge for recycling Small garden waste such as weeds and leaves should be placed in the reusable garden bags water meters or any ﬁxed object. Do not stack materials against walls or fences. Popular Service ������ provided by the City or cardboard boxes and ������ Do not prune street trees. If any need attention, The graph to the right illustrates how paper bags. Tonnes per annum popular the green waste collection service ������ please phone the City on 9345 8555. continues to be. It shows the number of ����� tonnes of garden waste collected and ����� recycled from households in the City of Garden Waste Recycling Facts Stirling each ﬁnancial year. ����� ����� • All of the garden materials collected are shredded • If buried in a rubbish tip, this material would and then recycled to become horticulture have rotted down to produce 26,000 tonnes of �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� products used for landscaping; greenhouse gas, which would have contributed to ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� the warming of our planet; • Last year the City of Stirling collected 10,007 tonnes from the verges. The mulch produced by • When this material is recycled by mulching or shredding the green waste was enough to ﬁll an Aussie rules football oval to a height of almost two composting, the carbon is returned to the soil and locked away until bacteria and plants consume it Your next verge collection Household junk Clean greens metres; as a part of the carbon cycle. Verge collection dates for your area are: Household junk Clean greens REMEMBER – GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION ONLY This is not a junk collection. For junk recycling and disposal options, please see over. Please also note that collectors cannot return once a street has been cleared, so be prepared! How to recycle and dispose of junk Green waste Unwanted Household Goods Garden Waste Sustainable Cities minimise the amount of waste they All garden waste can be recycled if it is free from send to landﬁll. contamination by junk. By taking a few moments to collect the clothes, small You can recycle garden waste by choosing one of recycling collection appliances and bric-a-brac that you no longer need these methods: and arranging for collection by a charity, you can make 1 Compost the smaller materials or use a a real difference to the environment. worm farm – worm farms can be bought You can recycle the following goods, which must be through the City of Stirling or can be made clean and in good condition: from household materials. • Used clothing; 2 Take it to the Balcatta Recycling Centre, Advance notice of the next round of green waste collections. • Bric-a-brac; 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta. • Furniture; and A fee applies to have garden waste recycled • Household goods. at the Balcatta Recycling Centre by the City’s By choosing one of these methods: contractors. N.B. Every house in the City of Stirling is issued 1 Phone Anglicare (a Western Australian with one pass for the free disposal of junk or charity) on 9358 4055 to arrange for a garden waste at the Balcatta Recycling Centre. Commencing collection from your home. If you rent, ask your landlord or your letting agent Before the Anglicare drivers call to collect your for the pass the City has issued for this purpose. items, please put small items in plastics bags or boxes and place the bags/boxes where the If the garden waste is contaminated with junk, it drivers can see them clearly from the road and will be classed as mixed waste and a higher fee away from goods not to be taken. will be charged to dispose of this non-recyclable waste at the Balcatta Recycling Centre. 2 Contact another preferred charity and arrange for a home collection by phoning: DO NOT dump waste, as it is illegal and can attract a $1,000 ﬁne. Good Samaritan Industries ....... 1300 855 130 Salvation Army .................................. 13 72 58 N.B. Placing garden waste on the verge during a St Vincent de Paul .......................... 9444 5622 household junk collection is considered as dumping Para – Quad Industries ................... 9381 0111 waste and a ﬁne may be imposed. 3 Hold a garage sale. NO HOUSEHOLD JUNK 4 Take it to the Balcatta Recycling Centre, 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta. City of Stirling 25 Cedric Street Stirling WA 6021 Telephone (08) 9345 8555 | Facsimile (08) 9345 8822 www.stirling.wa.gov.au STR16594 CreativeADM MAXIMUM RECYCLING. MINIMUM WASTE.