Bass Coast,
29
June
2018
|
09:08
Australia/Melbourne

How to save on your clean out

Bass Coast Transfer Stations accept all kinds of household waste for a fee, and recycling free of charge.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained that next time you go to a transfer station you can reduce your charges by sorting your waste.

“We all enjoy having a really good clean-out and finally getting rid of that pile of rubbish we’ve been keeping in the shed or backyard, and often this includes materials that could be recycled,” Cr Rothfield said.

“By keeping recyclable materials and green waste separate, not only are we helping the environment by reducing what we send to landfill, we are also saving money by reducing the load we will be charged for.”

With the cost of landfill increasing throughout the country, some disposal fees for landfill waste have also increased at Bass Coast transfer stations.

These fee changes reflect increases in costs in managing landfill including landfill construction and rehabilitation, state levies, operational costs as well as environmental monitoring.

The following items can be recycled for free at Bass Coast transfer stations:

- Paper and cardboard

- Glass

- Hard plastic

- Scrap metal and whitegoods

- Batteries (household and car)

- Paint (Wonthaggi only)

- Florescent light bulbs and tubes

- Mobile phones

- TV’s, computers, printers, tablets, monitors and laptops

Bass Coast residents can also organise one hard waste collection of up to two cubic meters each financial year for a service fee of $60 ($35 for pension and health care card holders). To book a collection, please contact Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933.

To find out the waste disposal fees and opening hours of your closest transfer station, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/waste