Organic waste kerbside collection to start in December, with Numurkah and Shepparton businesses awarded parts of seven-year contract.LAURA HURLEY July 28, 2014 3:27am
Wendy Buck with Brian Jeffrey and Don Kendall who will be delivering organic waste services to Moira Shire
An organic waste management service is set to begin in Moira Shire on December 1, two months after the intended start in September.
The contracts for the shire’s new organic waste kerbside collection service were awarded to DS Kendall Waste Services of Numurkah and Western Composting, with a plant north of Shepparton. The contracts were awarded for seven years.
The council has confirmed a charge of $56.45 will appear on the 2014/15 rates notices for residents for the organic waste service.
Acting Mayor Wendy Buck said the new service would put Moira Shire at the fore in Victoria for organic waste management.
‘‘The service will commence in December. This is later than our original goal of September, but will ensure the infrastructure is in place,’’ Cr Buck said.
‘‘The full service charge will be $97.19, but this year the charge will be adjusted to $56.45 because the service will be available for seven months.’’
Throughout the Shire, more than 50 per cent of waste that is collected is organic.
The new service will mean organic waste will no longer go to landfill, but instead be processed into industrial compost.
The program is designed to save council money and reduce methane gases released to the environment.
Western Composting’s production plant will be able to process weeds, animal dropping and kitchen scraps, such as meat, bones and citrus peel as part of the service.
Cr Buck said the success of the organic waste service was dependent on community participation.
‘‘The success of the service depends on the community, so we are looking forward to working with residents
‘‘We now have the opportunity
Following the announcement the only green waste services in Moira Shire would cease to operate in the area, Cr Buck said council had taken on board the needs to small businesses during the tendering process.
Strictly Waste Management owner Kevin Koopman has said his company would not be able to be competitive.
‘‘Our team here have gone to great lengths to see what effects this will have an on (Mr Koopman’s) business,’’ Cr Buck said.
‘‘We’ve gone to great lengths not to impede on his business.’’
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