TAMWORTH’s bulky household waste pick-up could come to an end if a new waste disposal voucher system is embraced.
The new scheme will see waste sorted and recycled upon dumping.Bruce Logan
From July 16, households will receive two vouchers a year to drop off their unwanted items for free at their local waste management centre.
This trial will run for the next two years, in conjunction with bulky goods collections still being held in July and November.
Tamworth Regional Council director of water and waste Bruce Logan said every household with a red and yellow bin was eligible.
The voucher program is a push to boost recycling in the Tamworth region.
“Presently the bulky goods collection doesn’t recycle any of the waste that’s collected; the new scheme will see waste sorted and recycled upon dumping,” Mr Logan said.
Any rate-paying household will be able to dispose of a box trailer filled with bulky household waste.
Mr Logan said there could be another benefit to the new system.
“Hopefully this will aid the stopping of illegal dumping, with sites like the saleyards often a common dumping ground.”
He said that, if there was positive feedback, the voucher scheme would continue after the trial period ended.