2024 waste solutions for SJ residents as Waste Transfer Station remains closed

Published on Tuesday, 12 December 2023 at 11:41:59 AM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Council agreed on the 2024 waste mitigation solutions for Shire residents at last night’s meeting, as the Waste Transfer Station remains closed. These include two green waste verge collections in 2024, as well as a pre-booked bulk verge collection for each household.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Rob Coales said he was acutely aware of the impact of the Waste Transfer Station closure and thanked residents for their patience.

“Unfortunately, the situation isn’t an easy one to resolve. It’s not a case of just picking up the fragments of asbestos, dusting ourselves off, and reopening the Transfer Station. It’s complex. It involves trained professionals, air monitoring, lots of detailed reports to ensure the Shire is undertaking its due diligence, keeping the safety of our residents and staff as a priority - all of which take time. There is no conspiracy theory. We’re not keeping it closed to save money – in fact the opposite is true. We are literally working hard each day to resolve this as quick as is humanly possible, with minimal impact to our residents,’ said President Coales.

“Last night Council voted on what we thought was the fairest solution to cater for the diverse range of needs in our Shire. We know some people don’t have trailers. We know that most people prefer to have items collected from the verge instead of piling it in a trailer. We’ve listened to that feedback and we’ve come up with a solution for 2024 that we hope most people are happy with.”

More information, including dates for the commencement of the pre-booked bulk verge and scheduled green waste verge services will be released as soon as contracts can be awarded.

In the meantime, please remember that tip passes for the City of Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility expire on 31 January 2024 and are for bulk waste only.

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