Waste Management Program
Household waste is collected on a weekly basis using a 140 litre bin with a blue lid.
Recycling is collected fortnightly in a 240 litre bin with a yellow lid.
Green waste is collected on a fortnightly basis using the residents existing green lid bin.
Council supply the blue and yellow lidded bins, the cost being funded from Council's rate income.
Click here for the current Recycling/Green organics collection calendar.
Click here for the Weekly refuse collection map.
Annual hard rubbish collection
Each October there is a collection of hard rubbish, i.e. rubbish other than household garbage or garden refuse. This is a door to door collection. Details of this annual collection will be provided in pamphlets left in your letterbox.
Electronic waste recycling
The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville encourages residents to recycle electronic waste as part of a commitment towards a sustainable environment for now and the future.
The Council has agreed to share the cost of recycling electronic waste with residents in order to provide a sustainable outcome for discarded products. Residents of the Town of Walkerville can bring their inactive, damaged, obsolete or surplus electronic waste to: E-Cycle Recovery's Pty Ltd premise at Baulderstone Road, Gepps Cross, Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm for half price recycling and Council will pay the other half. Residents will need to provide identification that displays their address within the Council area in order to receive half price recycling. Business waste and commercial quantities are not subsidised.
What is electronic waste and why is it important to recycle it?
Electronic waste consists of all electronic products that are surplus, obsolete or broken. This can include televisions, computers, stereos, fax machines, toasters, fans, mobile phones and microwaves. Rapid technology change, low costs and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast growing amount of electronic waste worldwide. Electronic waste in landfill can cause serious health and environmental problems because these items contain harmful materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium which can be released into the atmosphere, leached into waterways and distributed through the environment. Electronic recycling provides an environmental sound solution to handling these harmful materials. In addition, electronic waste items contain non-renewable resources for example plastic, glass and precious metals like gold and copper. These resources are in high demand and can be recovered and reused rather than sent to landfill. Recycling electronic waste also reduces greenhouse gas emissions and water through the reuse of embodied energy already contained within these items. For example, recycling one tonne of computer equipment saves around 5.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions which is equivalent to taking approximately 10,220 cars off the road for one hour.
For more information visit www.ecyclerecovery.com.au
Ziilch.com.au is a reuse and upcycling website. List your unwanted items to give away and receive goods from others for FREE. Members can request items and arrange a mutually convenient time for collection.
Ziilch aims to help keep perfectly good stuff out of landfill and off the naturestrip.
Consider passing on your item to someone who can use it.
The service is completely FREE and Australia wide.