Since 2015, when Gloucester tip started charge to dump, residents have been without a free option for disposing of bulky items.
Unlike the former Greater Taree and Great Lakes council regions, Gloucester’s hasn’t had an annual roadside bulky waste collection, but that’s about to change.
In April, MidCoast Council announced it would continue its the annual pick up, which now includes the Gloucester region, however a collection schedule is yet to be released.
The other regions have the dates mapped out, including the date in which to start putting things out on the roadside, on council’s website, but under the Gloucester heading it simply reads,
“Collections will take place Monday 6 August - 17 August. We will upload full details and a brochure here shortly.”
When asked when this information would be released, a spokesperson for council said the detailed collection schedule is being finalised and will be up on the website in the next few days, with a mailout due to follow.
Council explained the delay in producing the schedule is due to the time it has taken to liaise with the contractors and for them to develop the schedule as they were given a short lead time to do so.
“The contractors produce the schedule rather than council, and as this is the first collection, it took a bit longer,” a spokesperson said.
Collection guidelines are as follows: (a pile must be no larger than two cubic metres)
* Doors must be removed from household appliances and whitegoods, and individual items must not exceed 30 kilograms.
General bulky waste (all general bulky waste will be landfilled, so please try rehoming any re-usable items instead)
For more information about what can and can not be put out for collection, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Bins-and-Waste/Bulky-Waste-clean-up
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