Central Coast Council will absorb the costs of green waste disposal for properties west of the freeway at its Buttonderry and Woy Woy Waste Management Facilities until January 31, in view of the continuing bush fire threat.
The decision allows properties which do not pay for or have access to domestic green waste collection services, to dispose of up to four tonnes of green waste for free. Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said she was pleased that Council was providing tangible support for residents impacted by the unprecedented fire threat on the Central Coast.
“Residents have been asked to prepare their properties by the Rural Fire Service in the face of these fires, and in doing so have generated a lot of green waste which they have found challenging to get rid of, ” Cr Matthews said.
“They have enough to deal with at the moment and at least we have taken this concern out of their hands. ” To be eligible, residents or their contractors must show evidence of where the green waste was generated. This could include a resident’s driver’s licence, a rates notice, or a bill from the property showing the owner’s details and property address.
Council Director, Roads, Transport, Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff, is encouraging properties east of the freeway which have access to existing green waste collections to take advantage of kerbside collections before the next round of six free kerbside collections are available in February.
“We have a well-established household collection service for properties east of the freeway, which we are encouraging residents to utilise, ” Bolgoff said. “Along with their green-lidded vegetation waste bin, residents also have access to six free kerbside collections every 12 months that can be used for bulk household waste or vegetation.
“On average, households only use one or two free collections a year. ”
Source: Media release, Dec 19 Central Coast Council