Orange City Council’s bulky waste collection will commence on 30 January 2023 for all residences in the Orange local government area to dispose of unwanted large household items.
Orange Environmental Sustainability Community Committee Chair, Councillor David Mallard encouraged residents in the Orange LGA, which includes Spring Hill, Clifton Grove and Lucknow, to make use of the annual pick-up.
“This is an opportunity for residents to remove larger items from their households they might not otherwise have the means to dispose of,” Cr Mallard said.
As in previous years, Council’s waste contractor JR Richards and Sons will use the ‘Week A / Week B’ yellow-bin recycling collection calendar to coordinate the bulky waste collection, which is based on residents’ location in relation to Anson Street.
Residents living west of Anson Street are part of Week A and should place their waste out on Sunday 29 January, while those who live east of Anson Street are in Week B should place their bulky waste out on Sunday 12 February. Those who live on Anson Street are part of Week B and should put their bulky waste out on Sunday 12 February, as should those living in Spring Hill, Lucknow and Clifton Grove.
Waste will be collected by three trucks to maximise recycling so material should be placed neatly next to the edge of the curb in three piles: whitegoods, scrap metal and general bulky waste.
“Many of these items are recyclable and wherever possible they will be kept out of landfill, enabling them to be made into new products, maximising the life of these valuable resources and protecting our environment,” Cr Mallard said.
A brochure will be mailed out to residents in January outlining the dates of the collection, how it works and items that will be accepted and materials that will not be collected.
More information about the bulky waste collection and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on Orange City Council’s website.