Waste collection resumes

Published on 08 March 2018

Waste collection truck

Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s waste collection contractor Wheelie Waste has returned to work and services across the shire have resumed.

Council was informed early on 7 March by Wheelie Waste that it had suspended its collection of waste, recycling and garden waste services for the shire.

This action was taken without consultation with Council and with no notice.

Wheelie Waste told Council its action was in protest of the State Government’s lack of detail regarding a rebate to address the increased cost of recycling.

Council’s Director Assets and Operations, Dale Thornton said Council was pleased Wheelie Waste had responded to its request to resume services.

“Normal collections will take place today, tomorrow and the public holiday on Monday. Trucks are already working in the Romsey, New Gisborne and surrounding areas.

“Over the next few days we will work to ensure all missed bins will be picked up as soon as possible.

“Residents should still put out their bins on their usual collection days.

“If their bins are already out, please leave them out, they will be picked up in the next few days.”

It is expected the service will be completely back to normal by next Tuesday.

“We thank residents for their patience and continued cooperation while we work to resume the service,” Mr Thornton said.