Kerbside pick up underway

COUNCIL is urging residents to ensure they separate unwanted items for recycling when placing them on the footpath for its Warwick Kerbside Pick Up, which started yesterday.

“On the first day our crews found that most of the items were just jumbled into a big pile, and that makes it very hard for any of those items to be recycled,” said director of planning and environment Ken Harris.

“We’re asking people to separate their unwanted items into stockpiles of green waste, scrap metal and other materials so that as much can be recycled as possible,” Mr Harris said.

“We’d also like to remind residents that this is not for general rubbish pick-up.”

The bi-annual collection continues until May 31 and residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to clear their homes of accumulated rubbish or disused articles.

Items should be separated for recycling and placed neatly by the kerbside by 5pm the day before the scheduled collection day.

Articles must be able to be lifted safely by two people and items such as refrigerators and wardrobes must have doors removed prior to placement on the footpath.

Mr Harris said that collection will only occur in defined wheelie bin collection areas and there will only be one visit to each street.

Chemicals and chemical containers, including paint, wet or putrescible materials (food scraps, liquids etc), asbestos, tyres and grass clippings.

Warwick Collection Schedule...

The Warwick Kerbside Pick Up campaign will continue to pick up items in streets to the south of Wood Street (Cunningham Highway) and west of Wallace Street (New England Highway) until end of day tomorrow (May 5).

From Monday May 9 until Thursday May 12 collection will start in streets north of Wood Street and west of Albion Street.

From Tuesday, May 13 to Wednesday May 18 collection will start east of Wallace Street and east of Albion Street.

For information on pick ups in outlying areas call the council’s Environmental Services Section on 4661 0300.

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