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.’’
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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