Free trailer available to Byron Shire residents for bulky waste drop

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It’s the start of a new year and the team at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre (BRRC) at Myocum are offering a new service to residents.

A free trailer is now available so people can drop-off bulky waste to the BRRC, or it can be used to take home a bargain from the second-hand shop or purchase some of our quality mulch for their gardens.

Council is hoping residents will make good use of the trailer service.

“For many years Council has offered residents a free, annual drop-off of up to 150kg of bulk waste or 500kg of green waste at the BBRC,” Zoe White, Education and Compliance Officer, said.

“While this is well utilised, we often get feedback that it is difficult for some residents to transport their waste,” she said.

“We understand that a lot of our residents don’t have the means to be able to transport large furniture or items when they are moving or doing a clean-out so we have brought in this free trailer service to make it easier for everyone to dispose of their waste correctly.

“For items that are in good condition we strongly encourage repairing, repurposing, gifting or selling either online or through a garage sale where possible.

“We also accept items in good condition at the second-hand shop at the BRRC where items can also be purchased and transported home in the trailer if needed,” Ms White said.

“We need to reduce waste and recover as much as possible, but when something becomes unusable and needs to be disposed of, we want to make this easy for our residents,” she said.

The new, free trailer service is one of several prevention strategies that Council is putting in place this year to reduce the amount of illegal dumping in the Byron Shire.

People can book by calling the Resource Recovery Hotline on 1300 652 625.

They will need to provide proof of residency, a current driver’s licence, and of course have a vehicle that can tow a trailer. More details are available on Council’s website.

This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

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