What you can do to keep the Borough beautiful

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Waste management is a critical part of maintaining tidy and inviting public open spaces in the Borough of Queenscliffe. Council employs a variety of strategies to make it easy for residents and visitors to dispose of waste around the home and out and about.

Council has provided litter bins at public areas throughout the Borough. These bins are not for the disposal of household rubbish, and it is important to note that placing household rubbish in these bins may lead to the issue of an infringement notice or a summons to appear before a Magistrate in Court. If you are running out of space for disposal of your household rubbish, please call the Council offices on 5258 1377 to discuss possible solutions.

Dog owners and dog walkers are required to carry a bag or scoop to pick up any waste deposited by their dog when out walking. Dog bags are supplied free of charge in the Borough and distribution boxes are located in close proximity to most walking tracks and beach access points, but these dog bags should only be used as a last resort if you have forgotten your own bag or scoop. Bear in mind that the more bags you take, there will be less, or at worst none, available for the next person.

Council supplies all residential properties with a green waste bin for the disposal of garden waste. Depositing garden waste on the nature strip or in a tree line is detrimental to native flora and fauna and can become a potential fire hazard. Placing grass cuttings around street or park trees can cause major damage to the growth of these trees and, in some instances, destroys them.

Penalties for improper disposal of waste can be substantial and ultimately the cost of clean up falls upon the community. Any person who observes inappropriate dumping of rubbish should report the matter to the Police or to the Local Law Enforcement section of Council.

For more information on waste disposal in the Borough of Queenscliffe, visit the Recycling and Waste Services page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/environment-and-sustainability/recycling-and-waste. We are always looking for ways to improve our services, so please email info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au or call us on 5258 1377 to pass on any comments or suggestions.