Bayswater residents will find it easier to dispose of unwanted household items and garden waste with new waste services available from August. The City will be offering a dedicated green waste bulk bin and expanding its fridge collection service to include all white goods and mattresses.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the new services would help reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.
"A dedicated green waste bin means there's less chance of quality garden matter like leaves, lawn clippings and branches ending up in landfill. Instead, the waste collected in these bins will be mulched and re-used.
"We know that big garden clean-ups take time, so the green waste bulk bin can be kept for seven days rather than the usual two days.
"A mattress and whitegoods collection is something residents have been asking for, and we're pleased to offer this on-call service free of charge.
"Residents can request two mattress and whitegoods collections from their home per year – much easier than visiting the tip. Hopefully the convenience of this service will also see a decrease in the illegal dumping of unwanted household items."
The green waste bulk bin will be available to order through the City's website. Collection of mattresses and whitegoods can be arranged by contacting the City on 9272 0605. If appliances are in good working order, the City encourages residents to donate them by visiting www.giv.org.au.
The City's 2018/19 Waste and Recycling Guide will be delivered to households towards the end of July. This guide will include an A to Z guide on recycling, waste reduction tips, bin collection days and more.
The City will be offering more recycling stations for batteries and florescent bulbs at shopping centres, libraries, the RISE and Bayswater Waves.