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					    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.
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     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
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    products used for landscaping;                             greenhouse gas, which would have contributed to                                                                                   ���           ���           ���           ���           ���           ���        ���        ���        ���        ���
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                                                               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.

    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
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                                                                                                                                                    MAXIMUM RECYCLING. MINIMUM WASTE.