Short term solution for SJ residents as Waste Transfer Station remains closed

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 10:05:37 AM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will implement a green waste verge collection and the distribution of two bulk waste tip passes to residents as a short-term solution to its Waste Transfer Station remaining closed after the discovery of asbestos onsite earlier this month.

Council last night decided on this course of action as a temporary measure. It will provide all residents the opportunity for green waste to be collected in mid-November, ahead of the Prohibited Burning Period commencing on 1 December, ensuring the Shire is as bushfire ready as possible for summer. 

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich emphasised this was a short-term measure, and longer-term measures would be investigated once a full report had been received by the Shire’s contractor outlining the full extent of asbestos at the Waste Transfer Station.

“We are very aware that the fire season is looming. With a couple of fires over the past weekend Council decided the best course of action would be to offer residents a green waste verge collection as soon as possible, minimising our fire risk and ensuring all residents could access the service,” Cr Rich said.

“In addition, we will also be providing all households within the Shire two tip passes for bulk waste disposal which can be used at Armadale Tip. The tip passes will expire on 31 January 2024.”

The Shire is currently working with the City of Armadale regarding the tip passes. More information on the green waste collection and the bulk waste tip passes will be provided as soon as available. Stay up to date via our website or follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

The Shire will receive a full status report on the Waste Transfer Station this week, including laboratory results. This will enable Council to make decisions regarding the site remediation and future viability of the Waste Transfer Station, as well as the 2024 plan for green and bulk waste disposal if the Waste Transfer Station remains closed.

The Shire thanks its residents for its patience and cooperation during this time.

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