Stage 3 changes to waste services

Following the State Government’s announcement of Stage 3 restrictions for Victoria, Bass Coast Shire Council has made some changes to its waste services, to ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

Waste Facilities remain open, but in accordance with State Government directions you should avoid travel unless for essential purposes only. Please avoid attending waste facilities unless your visit is for one of the following reasons:

  • Businesses and commercial waste disposal; or
  • Waste disposal for Bass Coast residents who do not receive a kerbside collection service.

Proof of residence must now be provided when attending any of Bass Coast’s waste facilities – this can be in the form of a driver’s licence, rates notice, utility bill or similar.

Hard waste collections are still available and bookings can be made by calling Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933. The standard service fee is $65 or $36 for Pension and Health Care Card Holders.

Green kitchen caddy liners are not currently available. Food waste can be put straight into your Organics Bin, there is no requirement for it to be wrapped – try using a bowl, tub or bucket and tip directly into your bin. Alternatively, try lining your kitchen caddy with newspaper.

While these changes could be inconvenient, Council acknowledges that there is a need to protect the health of our community.

Please check www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/waste

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