Verge Valet Service

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Subiaco Bulk Verge Collection

Background

The Waste Plan 2020-2025 guides the City of Subiaco in sustainable waste and recycling practices. In line with the actions in the Waste Plan, the City is continually reviewing the waste services it provides to residents. One of these actions is to investigate support for the implementation of the Verge Valet Service (VVS). The City currently provides two bulk verge collections annually, in July and December. This consultation proposed to change the two collections a year to a VVS run by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC), of which the City is a member council.

What is the Verge Valet Service (VVS)?

The VVS service is a personalised collection service for residents. Residents contact the WMRC to book their bulk waste collection online or by phone, at this point they are advised of available dates for bulk waste collection. Once the resident decides on a suitable date, they are advised what items will be accepted and the volumes of waste that can be presented. Collections will take place on the same day of the week each week. City of Subiaco residents will be entitled to two Verge Valet Service collections per financial year.

The collection contractor will nominate one day each week for the collection of bulk waste within the City.

The benefits of this service to the City include:

  • The flexibility to conveniently schedule collections that best suit the needs of individual residents.
  • Improved appearance of City streets with no unsightly or messy verges for weeks at a time during bulk verge collections.
  • A reduction in messy verges due to kerbside scavengers.
  • A reduction in illegal dumping by non-residents, and the ability to quantify illegal dumping more accurately.
  • Reduced presentation of hazardous waste and non-compliant material.

The VVS combines the convenience of the existing bulk verge collection service and the flexibility of a personalised pre booked service.

The City will continue to provide its normal, weekly green waste collection service.

How can I be involved?

The City and its community are working together towards a vision for Western Australia to become a sustainable low-waste circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste. Feedback received during consultation for the City's Waste Plan 2020-2025 showed support for a VVS.

If, as part of the previous Waste Plan consultation, you provided the City with a comment on the Verge Valet Service, it is not necessary for you to provide feedback again. Thank you for your previous comments, which will be included in this consultation.

Consultation closed at 4pm on Monday 17 May 2021, thank you to everyone who participated.

Clarification

A story in a local newspaper incorrectly suggested that the City of Subiaco’s bulk verge collections would be replaced by a ‘dial-a-skip system’. Verge valet is NOT a skip bin service; you simply set your bulk waste out on the verge like you normally do but YOU get to choose the date it gets picked up. Set it out one day – gone the next.

As well as being a more flexible service, verge valet will help improve the appearance of streets, reduce illegal dumping by non-residents, and means each collection can be sorted for recyclables.

Update

Thank you to everyone who took part in our consultation on the Verge Valet service – your feedback is very much appreciated.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 22 June 2021 Council endorsed a trial Verge Valet Service for a period of eighteen months to replace the existing bi-annual bulk verge collections.

You can read the minutes here. The minutes include a summary of the consultation results.

The City’s final traditional bulk verge collection will take place from Monday 23 August, before the Verge Valet 18-month trial commences from October 2021.

You can read more about the Verge Valet Service here.

Thank you again to everyone who provided comment.

If you require more information please contact the City on 9237 9222 or email city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.


Background

The Waste Plan 2020-2025 guides the City of Subiaco in sustainable waste and recycling practices. In line with the actions in the Waste Plan, the City is continually reviewing the waste services it provides to residents. One of these actions is to investigate support for the implementation of the Verge Valet Service (VVS). The City currently provides two bulk verge collections annually, in July and December. This consultation proposed to change the two collections a year to a VVS run by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC), of which the City is a member council.

What is the Verge Valet Service (VVS)?

The VVS service is a personalised collection service for residents. Residents contact the WMRC to book their bulk waste collection online or by phone, at this point they are advised of available dates for bulk waste collection. Once the resident decides on a suitable date, they are advised what items will be accepted and the volumes of waste that can be presented. Collections will take place on the same day of the week each week. City of Subiaco residents will be entitled to two Verge Valet Service collections per financial year.

The collection contractor will nominate one day each week for the collection of bulk waste within the City.

The benefits of this service to the City include:

  • The flexibility to conveniently schedule collections that best suit the needs of individual residents.
  • Improved appearance of City streets with no unsightly or messy verges for weeks at a time during bulk verge collections.
  • A reduction in messy verges due to kerbside scavengers.
  • A reduction in illegal dumping by non-residents, and the ability to quantify illegal dumping more accurately.
  • Reduced presentation of hazardous waste and non-compliant material.

The VVS combines the convenience of the existing bulk verge collection service and the flexibility of a personalised pre booked service.

The City will continue to provide its normal, weekly green waste collection service.

How can I be involved?

The City and its community are working together towards a vision for Western Australia to become a sustainable low-waste circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste. Feedback received during consultation for the City's Waste Plan 2020-2025 showed support for a VVS.

If, as part of the previous Waste Plan consultation, you provided the City with a comment on the Verge Valet Service, it is not necessary for you to provide feedback again. Thank you for your previous comments, which will be included in this consultation.

Consultation closed at 4pm on Monday 17 May 2021, thank you to everyone who participated.

Clarification

A story in a local newspaper incorrectly suggested that the City of Subiaco’s bulk verge collections would be replaced by a ‘dial-a-skip system’. Verge valet is NOT a skip bin service; you simply set your bulk waste out on the verge like you normally do but YOU get to choose the date it gets picked up. Set it out one day – gone the next.

As well as being a more flexible service, verge valet will help improve the appearance of streets, reduce illegal dumping by non-residents, and means each collection can be sorted for recyclables.

Update

Thank you to everyone who took part in our consultation on the Verge Valet service – your feedback is very much appreciated.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 22 June 2021 Council endorsed a trial Verge Valet Service for a period of eighteen months to replace the existing bi-annual bulk verge collections.

You can read the minutes here. The minutes include a summary of the consultation results.

The City’s final traditional bulk verge collection will take place from Monday 23 August, before the Verge Valet 18-month trial commences from October 2021.

You can read more about the Verge Valet Service here.

Thank you again to everyone who provided comment.

If you require more information please contact the City on 9237 9222 or email city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.