Changes to waste collection days will be in place this festive season to ensure that everyone can enjoy their Christmas break.
During the Christmas week only, changes will be made to waste and recycling bin collections that will see no collections take place on Christmas Day and all collections pushed back a day for the rest of that week.
The normal Monday collection day scheduled for Christmas Day on Monday December, 25, will take place on Boxing Day, Tuesday December 26.
Collections that would normally be scheduled for Tuesday December 26 will take place on Wednesday December 27.
Collections scheduled for Wednesday December 27, will take place on Thursday December 2 28.
Collections normally scheduled for Thursday December 28 will take place on Friday December 29.
Collections scheduled for Friday December 29 will take place on Saturday December 30.
It is important that residents place their bins on the verge for collection by 6am on their designated collection day.
The City’s Waste Management Centre in Parklands will be closed on Christmas Day.
All services will return to normal with bins being collected on usual days from Monday, January 1.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Newman asked residents to take note of the Christmas week changes to waste collection and noted that the festive season was also an important time to look at ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
“The City of Mandurah is supportive of any initiative which aims to reduce waste, increase recycling in the community and work towards our sustainable future,” he said.
Festive waste-wise tips include buying recycled wrapping paper, reusing old paper and wrapping creatively, composting Christmas leftovers, and recycling old Christmas cards.
E-waste can contain hazardous materials, including mercury, lead, phosphorous and cadmium, but they can also contain valuable substances such as gold, silver, and platinum making them suitable for reuse and recycling.
Residents can use the “Find Your Bin Day‟ tool on the City of Mandurah’s website, or call 9550 4700 with any enquiries.