Tipping Point

This consultation has concluded. Please go to the website for information on the new kerbside waste collection service.

TIPPING POINT is the community’s chance to help shape the future of waste services in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

A new contract for the three bin kerbside waste collection service is set to begin in April 2017, presenting a prime opportunity to enhance the vast range of waste services provided by Council.

While the City is already kicking goals in waste reduction, if we want to go to the next level it needs to embrace a new and innovative system for waste collection and the recovery of reusable items and materials.

The focus of Tipping Point is to receive community input that will help inform the process to develop an enhanced system to collect and process waste materials at an appropriate and acceptable cost.

Results of the first round of consultation are currently being used to help inform the next kerbside waste collection contract.

Keep an eye on this webpage for updates and further opportunities to be a part of the conversation.

Background

A kerbside waste collection service is currently in place for Wagga Wagga and surrounding suburbs, as well as the villages of Oura, Mangoplah, Ladysmith and Tarcutta.

Council currently provides kerbside waste services to around 23,000 properties within the Local Government Area.

Council also operates the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre as well as seven Rural Waste Transfer Station Facilities.

Council is taking advantage of the process of renewing the kerbside waste collection contract to look at ways to further reduce the amount of recyclables, garden green waste and food organics that go into landfill.

There are a number of options available to assist this process, but significant community input is required in the planning stage to ensure that any potential changes are a success.

What’s up for discussion?

Anything relating to Council’s waste services, including:

  • introducing food organics collection and processing systems
  • voluntary increases in size of household recycling bins
  • new pre-booked bulky waste collections in lieu of Free Tip Days
  • extending kerbside waste collections
  • enhancing the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre
  • development of new waste recovery opportunities
  • What we need from you

Council received more than 4,500 surveys from residents on how they currently use waste services in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area and how we can enhance these services.

Residents that don't currently receive the service were also invited to provide feedback and nominate whether or not they would like to be included in the next kerbside waste collection contract.

TIPPING POINT is the community’s chance to help shape the future of waste services in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

A new contract for the three bin kerbside waste collection service is set to begin in April 2017, presenting a prime opportunity to enhance the vast range of waste services provided by Council.

While the City is already kicking goals in waste reduction, if we want to go to the next level it needs to embrace a new and innovative system for waste collection and the recovery of reusable items and materials.

The focus of Tipping Point is to receive community input that will help inform the process to develop an enhanced system to collect and process waste materials at an appropriate and acceptable cost.

Results of the first round of consultation are currently being used to help inform the next kerbside waste collection contract.

Keep an eye on this webpage for updates and further opportunities to be a part of the conversation.

Background

A kerbside waste collection service is currently in place for Wagga Wagga and surrounding suburbs, as well as the villages of Oura, Mangoplah, Ladysmith and Tarcutta.

Council currently provides kerbside waste services to around 23,000 properties within the Local Government Area.

Council also operates the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre as well as seven Rural Waste Transfer Station Facilities.

Council is taking advantage of the process of renewing the kerbside waste collection contract to look at ways to further reduce the amount of recyclables, garden green waste and food organics that go into landfill.

There are a number of options available to assist this process, but significant community input is required in the planning stage to ensure that any potential changes are a success.

What’s up for discussion?

Anything relating to Council’s waste services, including:

  • introducing food organics collection and processing systems
  • voluntary increases in size of household recycling bins
  • new pre-booked bulky waste collections in lieu of Free Tip Days
  • extending kerbside waste collections
  • enhancing the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre
  • development of new waste recovery opportunities
  • What we need from you

Council received more than 4,500 surveys from residents on how they currently use waste services in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area and how we can enhance these services.

Residents that don't currently receive the service were also invited to provide feedback and nominate whether or not they would like to be included in the next kerbside waste collection contract.

This consultation has concluded. Please go to the website for information on the new kerbside waste collection service.
  • Tenders for a greener kerbside waste collection service now open

    over 2 years ago

    The City of Wagga Wagga has called for tenders for its new kerbside waste collection contract, set to commence in April 2018.

    Acting General Manager Robert Knight says it is an exciting development.

    “After receiving more than 4,500 responses during our community engagement campaign on waste we know that this is something that interests everyone,” he said.

    “This call for tenders is the next step towards introducing a new waste collection system that is efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable.”

    The biggest change in the proposed service will be the introduction of...

    The City of Wagga Wagga has called for tenders for its new kerbside waste collection contract, set to commence in April 2018.

    Acting General Manager Robert Knight says it is an exciting development.

    “After receiving more than 4,500 responses during our community engagement campaign on waste we know that this is something that interests everyone,” he said.

    “This call for tenders is the next step towards introducing a new waste collection system that is efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable.”

    The biggest change in the proposed service will be the introduction of a food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bin that will be picked up weekly and processed as compost.

    Mr Knight says that food organics currently make up around 60 per cent of Wagga’s household general waste bins, which currently goes straight to landfill.

    “By keeping food organics out of landfill not only are we reducing our impact on the environment, we are minimising the need for new and expensive waste cells and future proofing against potential waste levies that may be introduced,” he said.

    “I’m confident the tenders will be highly competitive and deliver value for money for Wagga’s ratepayers.”

    Under the new system any food scraps that used to go in the general waste bin will go in the larger FOGO bin (green lid). The general waste bin will increase by 20L and will be picked up fortnightly.

    As a result the capacity of the fortnightly pick-up will increase from 720L to 860L. This increase will be even larger if residents opt to use a larger 360L recycling bin. A bulky waste service will also be offered under new contract.

    The proposed service will consist of the following for residential areas

    • Weekly collection of 240L FOGO bin (green lid)
    • Fortnightly collection of 140L waste bin (red lid)
    • Fortnightly collection of 240L recycling bin (yellow lid) with option for a 360L bin
    • 7L kitchen caddy and compostable liners for food organics
    • Potential for annual pre-booked service for kerbside bulky goods/hard waste collection

    The proposed contract includes expanding the collection service to Kapooka, Uranquinty village, Cartwrights Hill, Lake Albert, Springvale and Brucedale Drive. The exact boundary for these new collection areas will not be determined until the contract is finalised.

    Once the details of the contract are finalised there will be an education campaign to ensure all residents understand how the new system works and how to use it. This information will include collection schedules and which items will go in each bin.

    More information is available on the website.

    This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

  • $1M in funding for food organics collection

    over 3 years ago
    Waratah etrust epa logo

    A food organics kerbside collection system for Wagga residents has the backing of the NSW State Government with the announcement of a $1M grant from Environmental Trust.

    The purpose of the grant is to financially assist The City of Wagga Wagga in setting up the collection infrastructure and community education requirements for the diversion of domestic kitchen food waste and garden organics from landfill and convert it to a composted product.

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Rod Kendall, welcomed the announcement, saying the grant will go a long way towards making sure any introduction of a food organics collection system will represent value for ratepayer’s money.

    “We know from a recent survey of 4,500 residents that the majority of people in Wagga Wagga support the introduction of a food organics collection service,” Councillor Kendall said.

    “Not only is keeping this waste out of landfill a fantastic outcome for the environment, it will also save Council money by reducing the rate at which we need more space for landfill.

    “A key component of this grant is for education resources, if residents do not know how to use the system properly the full financial and environmental benefits will not be realised.”

    If introduced, residents would be able to put their food scraps in the existing green waste bin, which will be picked up on a weekly basis, meaning a fourth kerbside bin will not be required.

    The City of Wagga Wagga is currently going through the tender process for the next kerbside waste collection contract to commence in April 2017. It is expected that Council will make a decision on all new waste services by September 2016 in conjunction with a new kerbside waste contract.

    **This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative, funded from the waste levy.**


    A food organics kerbside collection system for Wagga residents has the backing of the NSW State Government with the announcement of a $1M grant from Environmental Trust.

    The purpose of the grant is to financially assist The City of Wagga Wagga in setting up the collection infrastructure and community education requirements for the diversion of domestic kitchen food waste and garden organics from landfill and convert it to a composted product.

    The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Rod Kendall, welcomed the announcement, saying the grant will go a long way towards making sure any introduction of a food organics collection system will represent value for ratepayer’s money.

    “We know from a recent survey of 4,500 residents that the majority of people in Wagga Wagga support the introduction of a food organics collection service,” Councillor Kendall said.

    “Not only is keeping this waste out of landfill a fantastic outcome for the environment, it will also save Council money by reducing the rate at which we need more space for landfill.

    “A key component of this grant is for education resources, if residents do not know how to use the system properly the full financial and environmental benefits will not be realised.”

    If introduced, residents would be able to put their food scraps in the existing green waste bin, which will be picked up on a weekly basis, meaning a fourth kerbside bin will not be required.

    The City of Wagga Wagga is currently going through the tender process for the next kerbside waste collection contract to commence in April 2017. It is expected that Council will make a decision on all new waste services by September 2016 in conjunction with a new kerbside waste contract.

    **This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative, funded from the waste levy.**


  • Consultations on introducing kerbside waste collection continues

    almost 4 years ago

    The Tipping Point consultation is continuing with a series of information sessions being held in selected villages this week to discuss the potential to introduce a Council managed kerbside waste collection service.

    More than 4,500 residents completed Tipping Point surveys which were returned in August, providing valuable information on current practices and expectations for a variety of Council managed waste services.

    As a part of this survey, rural areas that don’t currently receive a Council managed kerbside waste collection service were asked if they would like to receive this service under a new contract.

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    The Tipping Point consultation is continuing with a series of information sessions being held in selected villages this week to discuss the potential to introduce a Council managed kerbside waste collection service.

    More than 4,500 residents completed Tipping Point surveys which were returned in August, providing valuable information on current practices and expectations for a variety of Council managed waste services.

    As a part of this survey, rural areas that don’t currently receive a Council managed kerbside waste collection service were asked if they would like to receive this service under a new contract.

    The Manager of Waste and Stormwater Services, Geoff Veneris says Collingullie, Uranquinty, Currawarna and Cartwrights Hill/Bomen have all being identified for further consultation on this issue.

    “The results of the survey show that there is a significant increase in support in these areas for the introduction of a Council managed kerbside waste collection service compared with the previous 2007 consultation process,” he said.

    “Whilst not all these villages had the majority support for a Council service, this opportunity will not be available for another 10 years once the new contract is resolved in September 2016.”

    Meetings will be held in Collingullie, Currawarna and Uranquinty next week to update these communities on the survey results and the process from here.

    After these series of meetings, residents in all four localities (Collingullie, Currawarna and Uranquinty and Cartwrights Hill/Bomen) will be given the opportunity to undertake formal written submissions to Council to raise concerns or support for the new service by 27 November 2015.

    A final decision on which villages will be included in the new contract is scheduled to be made in September 2016.
  • The results are in!

    almost 4 years ago

    More than 4,500 households returned their Tipping Point survey in August, that's a whopping 20% of rateable properties and has given staff a firm idea of what the community expects from its waste services.

    The survey found the majority of households support the idea of introducing a kerbside waste collection service for food organics, and that they should be able to implement the change easily. However, respondents were not supportive of introducing an option for households to put out their small general waste bin fortnightly instead of weekly.

    In relation to bulky waste collection, the most popular choice was a voucher system where households receive a certain number of vouchers each year to go to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre for free.

    For areas that don't have a Council managed kerbside waste collection service, most respondents want to keep the status quo. However in Cartwrights Hill/Bomen, Currawarna, Uranquinty and Collingullie there was no clear consensus and Council will consider introducing the service in these localities.

    Read the report in full here.

    The results of the survey will be used to determine what will be included in the next kerbside waste collection service contract, with updates posted on this website.

    More than 4,500 households returned their Tipping Point survey in August, that's a whopping 20% of rateable properties and has given staff a firm idea of what the community expects from its waste services.

    The survey found the majority of households support the idea of introducing a kerbside waste collection service for food organics, and that they should be able to implement the change easily. However, respondents were not supportive of introducing an option for households to put out their small general waste bin fortnightly instead of weekly.

    In relation to bulky waste collection, the most popular choice was a voucher system where households receive a certain number of vouchers each year to go to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre for free.

    For areas that don't have a Council managed kerbside waste collection service, most respondents want to keep the status quo. However in Cartwrights Hill/Bomen, Currawarna, Uranquinty and Collingullie there was no clear consensus and Council will consider introducing the service in these localities.

    Read the report in full here.

    The results of the survey will be used to determine what will be included in the next kerbside waste collection service contract, with updates posted on this website.

  • Thanks for your feedback!

    about 4 years ago
    Tippingpoint

    Thanks to everyone who took part in the Tipping Point surveys - we received more than 4500!

    Your feedback is now being collated and will help form a future report to Council.

    The lucky iPad Mini winners were Mary Jo Cutler (Uranquinty), Alan Sorvey (Ashmont), Stan Folley (Forest Hill), Tristen McDonell (Lake Albert) and Greg Harris (Central).


    Thanks to everyone who took part in the Tipping Point surveys - we received more than 4500!

    Your feedback is now being collated and will help form a future report to Council.

    The lucky iPad Mini winners were Mary Jo Cutler (Uranquinty), Alan Sorvey (Ashmont), Stan Folley (Forest Hill), Tristen McDonell (Lake Albert) and Greg Harris (Central).


  • Last chance to Win an iPad mini!

    about 4 years ago

    Fill in your relevant Tipping Point survey to go in the draw to win 1 of 5 iPad Mini's!

    There are two surveys to fill out:

    Survey for residents who currently receive a Council managed kerbside waste collection service

    Survey for residents who do not receive a Council managed kerbside waste collection service

    You need to get your survey in by Monday 3 August, and the winners will be drawn on Monday 10 August.

    Make sure you fill in your name and contact details.

    The competition terms and conditions can be found here.

    Fill in your relevant Tipping Point survey to go in the draw to win 1 of 5 iPad Mini's!

    There are two surveys to fill out:

    Survey for residents who currently receive a Council managed kerbside waste collection service

    Survey for residents who do not receive a Council managed kerbside waste collection service

    You need to get your survey in by Monday 3 August, and the winners will be drawn on Monday 10 August.

    Make sure you fill in your name and contact details.

    The competition terms and conditions can be found here.

  • Don't waste it! The ‘Tipping Point’ campaign has launched

    about 4 years ago

    Wagga Wagga City Council is now seeking community input as it moves to make the most of an exciting opportunity to embrace a new and innovative system for waste collection and the recovery of reusable items and materials.

    With the launch of the 'Tipping Point' campaign, you can now easily contribute your thoughts on anything relating to Council's waste services.

    A new contract for the three bin kerbside waste collection service is set to begin in April 2017, and Council is taking advantage of the process of renewing the kerbside waste collection contract to look at ways to further reduce the amount of recyclables, garden green waste and food organics that go into landfill.

    Anything relating to Council’s waste services is up for discussion, so get started now by filling out the relevant survey or take part in a discussion forum.

    If you fill out a survey before Monday 3 August you will go in the draw to win one for five iPad Minis!*

    *Read the competition terms and conditions here.


    Wagga Wagga City Council is now seeking community input as it moves to make the most of an exciting opportunity to embrace a new and innovative system for waste collection and the recovery of reusable items and materials.

    With the launch of the 'Tipping Point' campaign, you can now easily contribute your thoughts on anything relating to Council's waste services.

    A new contract for the three bin kerbside waste collection service is set to begin in April 2017, and Council is taking advantage of the process of renewing the kerbside waste collection contract to look at ways to further reduce the amount of recyclables, garden green waste and food organics that go into landfill.

    Anything relating to Council’s waste services is up for discussion, so get started now by filling out the relevant survey or take part in a discussion forum.

    If you fill out a survey before Monday 3 August you will go in the draw to win one for five iPad Minis!*

    *Read the competition terms and conditions here.