Extended hours for Cowes Recycle Bank

The Cowes Recycle Bank opening hours will be extended to seven days a week after a decision at Bass Coast Shire Council’s June Ordinary Meeting.

The facility is currently open from 10.30am to 3.30pm from Friday to Tuesday, and closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

The facility will now also open on Wednesday and Thursday from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said Cr Stephen Fullarton, who moved the Notice of Motion, had received feedback from local garden maintenance businesses asking for increased opening times.

“Some of the feedback received from local businesses indicated that having the Recycle Bank open on weekends is of no benefit to them, as they usually only operate on weekdays,” Cr Rothfield said.

“Having the facility open seven days creates a better balance between local businesses wanting to dispose of waste during the week, and community members using it to clean up their properties on weekends.”

Council will now put measures in place for the changes, and notify the community when the new operation times will come into effect.