City of Mount Gambier will roll out changes to the kerbside recycling and food organics garden organics (FOGO) bin collection schedule from Monday 3 July 2023.
General household waste bins will be collected as usual.
“On the week beginning Monday 3 July 2023 please put your recycling bin out in addition to your general waste bin for collection,” City of Mount Gambier Waste Management Coordinator Jeremy Martin said.
“On the week starting Monday 10 July 2023 please put your food organics garden organics (FOGO) bin out with your general waste bin for collection. Please ensure all bins are placed on the kerb before 6:00am on your collection day.”
The recycling and FOGO bin collections will then remain on a schedule of alternate weeks in addition to the weekly general waste bin collection.
There will be minor adjustments to collection days in certain areas of Mount Gambier as part of changes to the schedule.
From July, Hallmont Estate and Woodlands Grove will change from a Tuesday collection to a Wednesday collection and the Central Business District will change from a Wednesday collection to a Tuesday collection. Buronga Avenue, Starline Place and associated streets will shift from a Monday to a Tuesday collection. - City of Mount Gambier Waste Management Coordinator Jeremy Martin.
“I encourage residents to take a look at the updated bin collection calendar to familiarise themselves with the changes made in their area.”
See the updated 2023/2024 Kerbside Bin Collection Calendar and Map.
Changes to the bin collection schedule will assist Council to improve the service, plan for future growth and development and improve environmental and sustainability practices.
“We appreciate the support of the community with the roll out of the impending changes to the schedule,” Mr Martin said.
Council is encouraging residents to download the ‘My Local Services’ phone application to receive reminders about which bin to put out each week.
“Once a resident downloads the app and enters their home address, it will pick up what day their bin collection is and they can look at the calendar on the screen. It also sends a notification the night before to remind them to put their bins out,” Mr Martin said.
“The app will enable Council to send out notifications in real time if there are any delays to bins being picked up. It can also be used to report maintenance issues such as bin repairs, tree trimming or damaged footpaths etc. The app has already been downloaded about 300 times and linked to local home addresses. We hope residents continue to take the opportunity to use its handy features.”
Download the My Local Services app for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Find out more about the My Local Services app.
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