The City’s annual verge side collection has been postponed as part of the ongoing review of the range and level of services being provided to the community.
City of Greater Geraldton CEO, Ken Diehm, said the review was prompted by results of the Community Summit in which verge side collection ranked #39 on the priority list of services and suggestions received from participants indicated the community’s concern with the cost of providing the service.
“Although 65% of Summit participants voted for the verge side collection to continue the comments and suggestions we received during the Summit expressed their concerns about the amount of people using the service in relation to the $200,000 it costs to provide verge side collection to the community,” he said.
“Council also received some suggestions on how the service could be made more cost effective and we want to investigate these ideas.
“The City is in a time of financial constraint and it’s Council’s highest priority to ensure all services provided to the community are not only cost effective but are also good value for money,” said Mr Diehm.
Residents are encouraged to take their household waste to the Meru Landfill where trailer loads up to 300 kilos and green waste can be disposed of every day from 7.30am - 4.30pm free of charge. Household goods that are still useable can be taken to the Cogman Recycling Tip Shop.
Alternatively, green waste can be composted at home and unwanted goods sold at a garage sale or put up for sale on a variety of ‘buy and sell’ Facebook pages in Geraldton.
A full list of items that can be disposed of at Meru and recycling options available in Geraldton can be accessed on the City’s website onhttp://www.cgg.wa.gov.au/live/my-environment/waste-and-recycling/recycling-in-geraldton.aspx.
For further information contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.