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Kerbside clean-up changes to increase flexibility and convenience

Published Date
27/11/2019
News Topic
Sustainability & Environment
Increase to bulk pickups

Randwick City residents will have more flexibility to book free clean-up services when needed as part of changes to Council’s waste services set to commence from 2020, Randwick Mayor Danny Said announced.

Currently all households are entitled to two free scheduled clean-ups and two free on-call clean-ups, but from next year scheduled clean-ups will reduce to once a year and on-call clean-ups will increase to five per year.

The change follows community consultation on waste issues earlier this year where 4,593 ratepayers responded to a survey on clean-ups, food waste, new bins and kerb to kerb collection. The survey found 9 out of 10 respondents were satisfied with Council’s clean-up services and 64% supported the changes.

Randwick Mayor Danny Said says the changes will increase flexibility for residents while being cost neutral for Council.

“Roughly one in two people living in Randwick City are living in apartments,” according to Mayor Said. “If you’re moving home and want to get rid of some things or buying new furniture and want to get rid of your old furniture, many people don’t have the space to store items while waiting for Council’s next scheduled clean-up.

“These changes from 2020 will offer more flexibility to book a clean-up when it suits you. Clean-ups can be booked online or via our Call Centre and our crews often respond within a few days.”

The scheduled dates for clean-ups in 2020 and booking reminder details for on-call clean-ups will be sent to all households in the coming months.

Bookings for the five on-call clean-ups will commence from mid-January 2020. Bookings can be made online at www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/bookmycleanup or by calling 1300 722 542.

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