Cobargo skip bins on move: Bega Valley

Temporary skip bins located at the Cobargo showground will be replaced next week with individual general waste and recycling bins at Narira Park.

Council’s Waste Services Manager, Alan Gundrill said the move is part of a transition to a kerbside bin collection service for more than 1100 rural households in the shire.

“The skip bins have been a successful stop gap for rural residents who once relied on the Cobargo tip for disposal of household waste,” Mr Gundrill said.

“Since the closure of the Cobargo tip following last year’s Black Summer bushfires, we have provided the skip bin service at the Cobargo showground.

“Recognising the needs of the showground to operate upcoming events, we are relocating the waste collection service to the end of Park Street at Narira Park in Cobargo.

“This will be a temporary measure to be fully replaced with the rollout of our expanded bin bank and kerbside collection service over the coming months.

“Since installing the skip bins, we have also expanded opening hours at the Bermagui Waste Transfer Station, which is now available as a waste and recycling drop-off point seven days-a-week.

“We will move from a skip bin service to four 660 litre general waste bins collected weekly, and four recycling bins of the same size collected every fortnight from the new location.

“The change to smaller bins will reduce the likelihood of inappropriate use as we have seen at the showground, while providing a waste and recycling service for our rural customers.

“Clear signage will be installed at the new site, indicating who the service is intended for and information on how to use the bins. Council’s ranger staff and our service provider will also monitor correct use of the site.”

“We are in the process of informing local residents of this change through letter drops, flyers and advertising in the Triangle Community Newspaper.”

For more information on these changes or the Bermagui Waste Transfer Station opening hours, visit Council’s website or call the Waste Services team on (02) 6499 2222.

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