East Waste continues to provide kerbside collection services as per current on-going arrangements.
As an essential service to its Member Councils and residents, East Waste has put in place a number of practices and processes in response to the current environment that will ensure kerbside collections continue as normal.
East Waste is working with relevant authorities across all levels of government and expertise to ensure our service levels are maintained. Any potential service level impacts have been planned for and contingency plans are in place to respond to any such impacts to ensure service levels continue.
East Waste would ask at this time that residents continue to separate and manage their waste responsibly. We also ask that residents are mindful of where they park their cars on the street so as not to block access for our trucks to service the bins.
If we have missed your bin please send through a report via our webiste here: https://www.eastwaste.com.au/our-services/missed-bin-report/
As always, we would encourage residents to learn more about how to recycle more and waste less, in doing so we also all save money. Please follow our educational and uplifting social media posts. Our social media, website and Member Council communication channels will also be used to notify residents if there are any changes to our collection services.
Not sure which bin to put things in?
As we are all taking increased precaution and preventative action against corona-🦠, we are using more gloves, face masks 😷 and cleaning products than ever before.
Takeaway has become the only option for us to ‘eat out,’ which has resulted in many more takeaway containers🥡 and cups being used.
For many of us, the increase in waste being generated is concerning.
Here are options for how to responsibly manage and dispose of these items.
🚮🛑 We can AVOID waste in the first place:
By #stayingathome 🏡 we can minimise the need to use face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser. You may even consider making your own face masks from old fabric or clothing that you have at home. These can also be washed and re-used. Here is an online tutorial:https://www.vox.com/…/coronavirus-diy-face-mask-homemade-tu….
💚♻️🌱 COMPOST FOOD and COMPOSTABLE CONTAINERS:
Many takeaway food packaging items are compostable including pizza boxes, cardboard and paper food packaging. When ordering your takeaway, ask the cafe or restaurant if the items they are supplying are compostable. If so, you can place them in your green bin for composting, along with any unwanted food🍕🌯🍗🍔🍟💚♻️
Plastic takeaway food containers and cups can be recycled. Make sure they are empty and clean with lids removed.
Hand sanitiser bottles, household cleaner bottles and aerosol cans can also be recycled. Please remove the plastic lids and collect them in a clear plastic (PET) bottle for recycling.