In the 2018/19 financial year, all rate paying non-rural properties in Alice Springs will receive a yellow-lidded 240 litre wheelie bin for recyclable items, which will be collected fortnightly.
Through providing a kerbside recycling service, Council expects to extend the lifespan of the landfill at its Regional Waste Management Facility, reducing long-term costs for the Alice Springs community and preserving our unique and precious Central Australian landscape.
The fee for this additional service in the 2018/19 financial year will be $60 to relevant rate paying properties, along with existing waste management charges.
This new service will be simple to understand and similar to that provided to other municipalities around Australia.
An extensive awareness campaign will be undertaken by Council, in partnership with Cleanaway, prior to the commencement of kerbside recycling.
Council looks forward to sharing more information with you in 2018. Collection timetables, specific recyclable items, and other further details will be made available closer to the commencement of this new service.
Council welcomes any feedback regarding this new service. If you would like to raise questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 8950 0500.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What can we put in the kerbside recycling bins?
A: Items able to be recycled through this service include:
- cardboard, paper and magazines
- marked plastic containers
- aluminium and steel cans
- glass bottles and jars
- milk and juice cartons
More specific information will be released closer to the commencement of this new service.
Q: Will this service be provided to businesses?
A: All businesses within the Alice Springs Municipality will receive a yellow-lidded 240 litre recycling bin, which will be collected fortnightly.
Q: Will this service be provided to rural residents?
A: Rural residents who do not already receive a weekly general waste collection service will not receive kerbside recycling collection, or be charged for this service.
Q: Will this service be provided to Kilgariff Estate?
A: Properties within Kilgariff Estate will receive a yellow-lidded 240 litre recycling bin, which will be collected fortnightly.
Q: Will this service be provided to South Edge Estate?
A: Properties within South Edge Estate will receive a yellow-lidded 240 litre recycling bin, which will be collected fortnightly.
Q: Will this service be provided to units?
A: Each non-rural rateable property will receive its own individual recycling bin, including units within apartment blocks, and subdivided units.
Q: Will there be any change to general waste collection?
A: While collection days may be reviewed, existing 240 litre general waste bins will continue to be collected on a weekly basis.
Q: Where will the recycling bins be taken?
A: A Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) will be constructed at the Regional Waste Management Facility. Bins will be delivered to the MRF, where their contents will be sorted into appropriate material categories for management and recycling.
Q: Can I opt in or out of this service?
In order to keep the cost as minimal as possible for this additional service, Council has been able to coordinate this service with the current waste collection, thereby the recycling bin is not an ‘opt in/ opt out’ service. The recycling component of the service is part of the current Council bin collection service and does not operate separately. Therefore if you currently have a bin collection service then you will also have a recycling collection from July 2018.