Certainty for Moyne’s Waste Service

Published on 08 March 2018

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Council has renegotiated its waste contract with Four Seasons Waste to ensure the recycling service continues to be collected and sent for appropriate processing as part of Council’s kerbside waste service.

At a Special Council Meeting held on 6 March 2018, Council resolved to authorise a budget variation to the kerbside waste contract until 30 June 2018.

This variation allows Four Seasons Waste to continue the service without disruption, ensuring certainty for rate-payers.

While Four Seasons Waste has agreed to accept Council’s recyclables in the short-term, this comes at an increased cost to Council.

Processing fees for recycling increased state-wide following China’s move to stop the import of low quality mixed recyclable materials.

Mayor, Cr Mick Wolfe said the decision will ensure certainty for the 5827 properties that currently receive the kerbside waste service.

“This decision gives us time to work with our contractor to develop a longer-term solution,” he said.

“This is an international issue that is impacting Councils and waste contractors throughout Victoria, so it’s reasonable to take a pragmatic approach to the problem.

“Our waste collection service is now guaranteed until the end of the financial year.”

Cr Wolfe urged residents to continue to be conscientious and recycle and, at the same time, continue their efforts to minimise waste.