The City of Hobart has awarded Veolia the contract for a new fortnightly kerbside green waste collection service.
The new kerbside service, which rolls out from May, forms part of the council’s strategy to eliminate waste sent to landfill by 2030. The new agreement will see around 12,000 green waste bins collected from properties in the Hobart municipal area every fortnight.
Collections will be available to most residential properties in Hobart that are situated on blocks greater than 400 square metres. The council will make services available for other residents dependent on tenancy and locations, whilst also allowing residents who don’t qualify for services to opt in.
The Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Sue Hickey said of the new contracts: “This city has a history of managing waste well and we are continually looking for new ways of improving and handling waste. The kerbside green waste collection service is one such new initiative which will further improve the diversion of organic material from landfill.”