Reminder to stick to the rubbish rules

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

The Waroona Shire Council is reminding residents to stick to the guidelines in order to make the most out of the next kerbside rubbish collection.

Residents are also being reminded that the kerbside refuse will be collected by hand, so maximum weight limits apply to the items that can be collected.

A council spokeswoman said kerbside collection would begin at Preston Beach and Lake Clifton on August 12.

Collections at Waroona and Hamel will start on August 20.

The spokeswoman said it was a great way for residents to dispose of bulky rubbish such as white goods, scrap metal, furniture and mattresses.

“We ask residents to neatly stack the hard refuse in four separate piles, because these will be collected separately,” the spokeswoman said.

Residents can begin placing white goods, scrap metal, mattresses and general hard refuse on the kerbside one week prior to the designated collection date.

“We want residents to remember that all items of hard refuse will be collected by hand so a maximum weight will apply,” the spokeswoman said.

“As a general rule two people should be able to lift the items easily to shoulder height.”

The spokeswoman said the doors of whitegoods needed to be removed for safety reasons.

Sand, bricks, concrete, batteries, hazardous waste, glass, mirrors, asbestos products, tyres and green waste will not be collected.

“This kind of material can either be taken to the shire’s Refuse Disposal Site or removed by contacting a local rubbish bin operator,” the spokeswoman said.

“Residents can download the guidelines brochure and collection maps on the council website or by phoning the shire office on 9733 7800.”

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