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Bulky waste collection to return in 2023

bulky waste july 21 2022

Wingecarribee Council will be continuing the free bulky waste collection service in 2023.

Almost 17,000 properties across the Shire took advantage of this year’s service.

As a result, Council collected 1,265 tonnes of bulky waste, 192 tonnes of scrap metal and 1,880 mattresses.

Council's Administrator Viv May said it was a job well done.

"Anything that has a participation rate of 80 per cent, and it wasn't a good idea, I think is a good idea,

"I'd like to congratulate the council staff,

"I agree totally the zones were far too big and the rubbish was out there for too long, but the residents accepted that and had regard to the circumstances,"Mr. May said.

General Manager Lisa Miscamble said council had already identified several areas where they can streamline and improve the service.

"The majority of complaints centred around illegal dumping, unaccepted or excess items being left on the kerb and the length of time it took for some items to be collected,"she said.

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Tags: Wingecarribee Shire Council , Waste Disposal, Recycling and Waste