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MEDIA RELEASE - Waste arrangements over the festive period

30 November 2018

Residents and businesses across the Glenelg Shire are advised that there will be minor changes to waste collection services during the festive period.

A number of declared public holidays has affected council’s waste and recycling service provider Wimmera Mallee Waste’s kerbside collection days. As a result, households and businesses which normally have their rubbish collected on a Tuesday will have their rubbish collected on an alternate day.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said these changes would impact the communities of Portland West, Cape Bridgewater, Nelson and Dartmoor.

“If your bins are usually collected on a Tuesday and you live in Cape Bridgewater, Nelson or Dartmoor, Wimmera Mallee Waste will collect your waste and recycling on Monday 24 December, a day earlier than normal,” she said.

“If your bins are usually collected on a Tuesday and you live in Portland West, your waste will be collected on Wednesday 26 December, a day later than normal.

“For businesses and householders who have their rubbish and recycling collected on all other days, there is no change.

“I urge you to please share this information with your neighbours so that there are no surprises when it comes to kerbside waste collection this festive season.”

Council’s Waste and Recycling Transfer Stations will also be affected during the Christmas and New Year’s period, with all stations closed on Christmas Day and Heywood Transfer Station also closed New Year’s Day.

Nelson Transfer Station will offer extended opening hours during peak summer period, with these additional days of service offered during Tuesday 1 January until Thursday, 31 January 2019. Extended hours will also be offered during the Easter school holiday period from Saturday, 6 April 2019 - Monday, 22 April 2019.

For further information on Waste and Recycling Transfer Stations and operating hours please visit the Waste Management section of the Glenelg Shire Council website.

Christmas Kerbside Waste Collection arrangements:

Monday 24 December

• Portland South – Normal collection of both waste and recycling
• Cape Bridgewater, Nelson and Dartmoor – Tuesday rural waste and recycling collection (a day earlier than normal).

Tuesday 25 December


Wednesday 26 December

• Portland North and City Centre – Normal collection of waste
• Portland West – Tuesday waste collection (a day later than normal).

Note: Wimmera Mallee Waste’s General Manager has stated that bins may be collected at different times during the day, to ensure your bin is collected have it out the night prior to collection.

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