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Try an extra green bin

Thursday 17 December 2015Green waste being processed at the Merimbula tip

With rain and sun comes prolific growth in the garden, and there’s help at hand for properties overflowing with clippings.

Council’s Waste Services team says that while it’s not widely known, it is easy to book an extra garden waste bin for kerbside collection every four weeks.

Waste and Recycling Services Manager, Toby Browne said that Council’s garden organic waste bins are an affordable way to manage your garden clippings and pruning waste over the growing season.

“An additional garden organic waste service costs $55.50 per annum, which works out at a little over $4 per month,” he said.

“Some residents find that the four-weekly collection cycle for garden waste is not enough over the summer months when gardens are growing fast.

“We’ve discovered that many people are not aware that they can have additional bins, rather than having to take excess garden waste to the tip themselves.

“It’s a convenient and economical service that can be switched on and off in six monthly cycles,” Mr Browne said.

Garden waste is collected by Cleanaway and taken to Merimbula Recycling and Waste Depot where it is composted.

It is vitally important that garden waste bins are not contaminated with plastics, glass or anything else that is not garden waste.

Additional bins can be arranged by property owners by completing a Request for Additional Services form available from the Council’s website or by calling 6499 2222.

This service is only available to residents who already have a green bin kerbside service.

Photograph:  Green waste being processed at the Merimbula tip

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