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.

Please leave any suggestions or feedback that you have about any of Wagga Wagga City Council's waste services below.

We have foster cats and kittens all the time... using seven litter trays, and we need weekly bin pick up, we clean them out regularly, flushing poop and bagging wet litter and putting it in the bin, the smell and flies in summer especially, is bad. We have neighbors and dont want to stink up the neighbourhood, because bins are fortnightly.....We also have FULL small green bins EVERY week, it's never NOT FULL. We NEED our bins picked up weekly, as I'm sure families, and people with pets would also. I think it's ridiculous to expect us to wait TWO weeks with pets waste, food waste and dirty nappies to be picked up. As a small family we go through a lot of waste and bins are full, i'm sure bigger families would go through a lot more and this would not help us or them it would cause bad smells, as food goes off fast. not acceptable for those who need their bins picked up regularly.

Deb Tasker over 2 years ago

I have serious concerns about the change to collection of the general waste bin. I think it is essential to have a weekly collection of general waste. Already I keep food scraps that may smell in the bin in the freezer, to put out weekly. To have to keep this 2 weeks cuts down on freezer space and becomes a storage and hygiene issue. There is no space in my kitchen to put an extra composting bin. To use a composting bin means not wrapping rubbish. What happens to the meat or fish waste, that won't go in that bin. How do people with children in nappies manage? How do people with pets manage? Pets need to be cleaned up after regularly, whether using the yard or a litter tray. The smell will become offensive, especially in summer, and will attract flies and other vermin.Keep collections as they are. They work effectively, even though some bins now become rank at the end of the week. Fortnightly collections would become appalling.Keep our city pleasant to be around. Leave collections as they are.Bring back the free yearly kerbside collection. This kept life sane and orderly for people who are unable to access the tip.

Dexter13 over 2 years ago

Once again I see that the rate payers will be offered a 'Free Tip Day' at Gregadoo on 4 February, and once again, I will be unable to take advantage of this service. As a shift worker employed by an emergency services department I will be unfortunately having to work, as I do most weekends. Surely there is a fairer system for those that are shift/weekend workers etc. There are councils that offer a limited number of vouchers to rate payers upon request which sounds like a much 'fairer' system to me.

JB over 2 years ago

A once a year ( at least) kerbside bulky goods pickup is needed. We don't all have trailers or cars??

Violet over 2 years ago

Adopting the voucher system for hard waste does not help people without access to load carrying vehicles and in some instances some elderly rate payers do not drive let alone have a vehicle. Could the vouchers be redeemed for a one off pick up? Everyone has clutter and junk that needs to be removed, not just people that have access to utes and trailers.

mmcintyre almost 4 years ago

I've not used a "tip shop" personally, but I have a friend who frequents the Tumut site. She recently visited the tip shop at Wagga and I'd like to pass on her comment that it was a waste of time. A lot of the items were near to useless, mostly dirty, boxed up but the boxes had gotten soggy, hard to browse through etc. She had expected Wagga to be bigger and better than Tumut, but at this time Tumut is way ahead. Would it not be worth doing properly if you're going to bother with it at all?

Heli about 4 years ago

General waste needs to remain as a weekly pickup, a bigger bin could be helpful however would still need to be picked up weekly. I would love to see the introduction of recycling for food organics, this is a great step forward for reducing our waste. Also am very keen on the idea of pre-booked kerbside collection or a voucher system for free tip visits as free tip days currently tend to be too busy to be practical for us.

Jeannie about 4 years ago

I would like to see the 120L general waste bin on a weekly collection. For any resident with pets, the removal of their waste needs to be weekly. During summer a fortnightly collection would not be satisfactory. Thank you

Trevor about 4 years ago

If we increase the size of the recycling bins they will be too heavy to move safely, so a weekly paper / cardboard recycling bin pick up would be good

charis.guilfoyle about 4 years ago

I think the Riverina electorate needs to invest in a Bioplant setup that could help dispose of or recycle all unwanted waste that usually goes into landfill or cannot be recycled. This could be a very positive investment for the future and is something other councils are jumping on board of.

Ezza4711 about 4 years ago

I went to take my rubbish to our local rural collection point, which is only open for 3 hrs on sunday (Humula) and it is shut, so cranky, bring on weekly rubbish collection.

Wendy about 4 years ago

no organic waste bin. Bigger general waste bin that is picked up weekly. (small bin too small for big family). Leave recycling and green waste as is.

matthew hopkins about 4 years ago

I would really appreciate a pre -booked bulky waste collection. I do not drive so I cannot make use of the free days at the tip. Elderly people who do not drive have to usually pay some one to collect heavy waste rubbish .I recently bought a unit and discovered the previous owner had left behind a roof full of rubbish which cost me a considerable amount of money for the rubbish to be taken to the tip.

Yvonne about 4 years ago

I live just 2km from the last garbage pickup point so am forced to take all of my garbage to the tip. Some other councils provide recycling skips for bottles, cardboard etc. at points around town so that people without a garbage service do not have to pay tip fees to dump these things. It would certainly make things much easier.

Diane about 4 years ago

We are a two person household living east of railway viaduct, North Wagga, satisfactorily serviced by a private contractor on a weekly basis for all household waste (single bin). I would like to be able to recycle paper/cardboard, plastic and glass perhaps on a monthly basis. We generally compost food and green waste.

Roslyn Ashley about 4 years ago

Please do consider prebooked curb side collections, it is very hard fr a non driver to take advantage of the tip free days

Kay Allcock about 4 years ago

There should be 4 bulk pick up days each year. Tipping fees should be drastically reduced if not abolished. Roadside dumpers should be massively fined with "dobbers" receiving say 20% of that fine.Council need to realise that residents avoid tipping fees by breaking up things like TV sets, computers etc and dumping them in recycling bins or waste bins. Who can blame them!Generally I think that council do a reasonable job regarding recycling. Ray Todd

Ray Todd about 4 years ago

The general garbage bin is too small and needs to be larger. The green waste bin needs a weekly pickup atleast in summer when lawns etc are growing faster. Free tips days should be replaced with 2 coupons per household so people can use them when they need them, as designated free days does not suit a lot of the time.

Steve Turner about 4 years ago