Fresh batch of free waste vouchers available now

It’s that time of year again when Bega Valley Shire residents get a new batch of vouchers to drop off a trailer load of waste or pick up some compost from their nearest tip, all for free!

The vouchers are being offered digitally after receiving widespread support for adopting a paperless model last year.

“Our primary goal is to reduce waste to landfill and having so many people embrace the new electronic vouchers is a big win for the environment,” Acting Waste Strategy Coordinator, Rechelle Fisher said.

“This year, we only have one minor change for our customers: to receive your free waste vouchers, you need to refresh the Bega Valley Waste App on your phone.

“We recently cleaned up a number of issues in the backend of the app and we’ve re-launched an update containing new data.

“This means unless you update the app, you won’t see your new waste vouchers.”

“As with previous years, the waste vouchers are valid for a year, expiring on 31 July 2023. This means you will no longer be able to use vouchers that have expired before 1 August 2022,” Ms Fisher said.

“Waste vouchers can be used to drop off up to half a cubic metre of general domestic waste, or up to one cubic metre of garden waste. Or you can use your vouchers to claim one cubic metre of FOGO compost, all for free.

“Like normal, you will receive your free electronic vouchers twice this year: once in August and again in December. Electronic vouchers can be transferred between people by sharing a screenshot, so it’s easy for people to pass them onto family, friends and tenants.”

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