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.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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  • CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Feedback will be collated and considered as part of a report to the September 2015 Council Meeting.

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    Under the current kerbside waste collection service, commercial businesses have a 240L general waste bin, which is picked up weekly. 

    Council is currently seeking feedback in regards to waste services provided within the Local Government Area and would like feedback on the following:

    • What arrangements do you currently have for waste collection at your business?
    • Are there any difficulties in servicing your business (such as access)?
    • What can Council do to help reduce these difficulties?
    • What can Council do to help to service the waste needs of your business? 

    Under the current kerbside waste collection service, commercial businesses have a 240L general waste bin, which is picked up weekly. 

    Council is currently seeking feedback in regards to waste services provided within the Local Government Area and would like feedback on the following:

    • What arrangements do you currently have for waste collection at your business?
    • Are there any difficulties in servicing your business (such as access)?
    • What can Council do to help reduce these difficulties?
    • What can Council do to help to service the waste needs of your business? 
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  • Bulky waste

    about 4 years ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Feedback will be collated and considered as part of a report to the September 2015 Council Meeting.

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    Up until 2011 Council provided a service to urban households where they could place certain unwanted large items up to a total of 100kg on the kerb at a designated time for pick up. 

    This service was discontinued due to a large number of complaints that included health and safety concerns. As a result the number of Free Tip Days per year was increased to four. 

    There is potential to reinstate the annual kerbside bulky waste collection as a pre-booked service that reduces risk and complaints, and increases satisfaction and potential to recover reusable materials.

    How successful do you think the Tip Free Day initiative has been as a replacement for the kerbside bulky waste collection service?

    How important would an annual, pre-booked kerbside bulky waste collection service be for your household?


    Up until 2011 Council provided a service to urban households where they could place certain unwanted large items up to a total of 100kg on the kerb at a designated time for pick up. 

    This service was discontinued due to a large number of complaints that included health and safety concerns. As a result the number of Free Tip Days per year was increased to four. 

    There is potential to reinstate the annual kerbside bulky waste collection as a pre-booked service that reduces risk and complaints, and increases satisfaction and potential to recover reusable materials.

    How successful do you think the Tip Free Day initiative has been as a replacement for the kerbside bulky waste collection service?

    How important would an annual, pre-booked kerbside bulky waste collection service be for your household?


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  • CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Feedback will be collated and considered as part of a report to the September 2015 Council Meeting.

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    A potential change to the kerbside waste collection service could be to allow for the disposal of food organics in the existing green waste bin.

    Food organics are currently disposed of in the general waste bin and goes straight to landfill. Council does not currently have the facilities to process the waste.

    You can read more about the possibility of introducing a food organic collection service here.

    Do you think Council should invest in equipment and processes that would allow for a food organic collection service?

    How well do you think your household would separate food organics from the general waste bin?

    A potential change to the kerbside waste collection service could be to allow for the disposal of food organics in the existing green waste bin.

    Food organics are currently disposed of in the general waste bin and goes straight to landfill. Council does not currently have the facilities to process the waste.

    You can read more about the possibility of introducing a food organic collection service here.

    Do you think Council should invest in equipment and processes that would allow for a food organic collection service?

    How well do you think your household would separate food organics from the general waste bin?

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  • CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Feedback will be collated and considered as part of a report to the September 2015 Council Meeting.

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    There is scope to introduce options for larger recycling bins and voluntary reductions in the frequency of pick ups for the small general waste bin.

    Would you be supportive of such changes?

    What factors would motivate you to recycle more and waste less?

    There is scope to introduce options for larger recycling bins and voluntary reductions in the frequency of pick ups for the small general waste bin.

    Would you be supportive of such changes?

    What factors would motivate you to recycle more and waste less?

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  • CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Feedback will be collated and considered as part of a report to the September 2015 Council Meeting.

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    Council is constantly looking at ways to improve services and the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre is no exception.

    What is your experience at the Centre?

    What changes can you suggest that would improve your experience?


    Council is constantly looking at ways to improve services and the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre is no exception.

    What is your experience at the Centre?

    What changes can you suggest that would improve your experience?


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    The existing Tip Shop service operates part time, allowing the public to drop off reusable items for free, which are then available for sale.

    How satisfied are you with the current Tip Shop facility?

    What direction do you think Council should take in terms of planning for the future of the Tip Shop or other methods of recovering items from landfill? 

    The existing Tip Shop service operates part time, allowing the public to drop off reusable items for free, which are then available for sale.

    How satisfied are you with the current Tip Shop facility?

    What direction do you think Council should take in terms of planning for the future of the Tip Shop or other methods of recovering items from landfill? 
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