Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

06/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2018 10:09

No bin sticker, no pick-up from 1 July 2018

Property owners and business have two weeks left to place registration stickers on their waste and recycling bins before the 'no sticker, no pick-up' policy will come into full effect on 1 July 2018.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has been working with both private property owners and business owners to audit and sticker bins to ensure only people that pay kerbside pick-up fees are receiving the benefits of the service.

Shire Waste Education and Project Officer Jackie Dickson said the audit has gone very well with only a small number of residents and businesses still needing to claim their bin stickers to avoid disruption to waste and recycling services.

'We've had a really good response to both the residential and commercial bin audits and now the majority of bins in the Shire are all set to go with their new stickers,' she said.

'The commercial audit has been particularly successful as Shire Officers were able to discuss the individual waste and recycling needs of each business while hand delivering stickers.

'The kerbside collection contractors have advised a small number of unstickered bins are still being placed out for servicing.

'These people will need to contact the Shire before 1 July 2018 to make sure that their bins are correctly registered in the system and marked with a sticker to ensure continuity of their waste and recycling services.'

Ms Dickson said the bin audit has resulted in a much more equitable and transparent system that has allowed the Shire to reinforce a user-pays model.

'The Shire is now receipting over $150,000 in previously lost revenue, which will be reinvested into improved waste management practices, facilities and services.'

Anyone still needing to collect their bin stickers can contact the Shire on 9780 5255, at [email protected] or via the contact submission form at www.amrshire.wa.gov.au