‘We’re looking forward to commencing services to homes and businesses in the Central Highlands on 6 October,’ Cleanaway General Manager Northern Australia Brad Gornall said.
‘I’m pleased that we’re investing in the local community by providing local employment, and using local suppliers and, that through our custom built Cleanaview on-board management system, we’re able to provide council with more accurate data and a clearer view of service levels across the life of the contract.
‘We’re proud to be working in close partnership with the Central Highlands Regional Council to deliver a safe and reliable service to the local community.’
Council’s Acting General Manager Communities Kirstin Byrne said as part of the seven-year contract, Cleanaway had agreed to recruit local employees for all eight positions as a top priority.
‘We’re really excited to have Cleanaway on board and appreciate the company’s commitment to our residents, both in terms of employment and as customers,’ she said.
Ms Byrne said as a result of the new contract there would be some changes to the bin collection schedule.
‘Anakie residents will now have their bins collected on Fridays instead of Saturdays,’ she said.
‘In Blackwater, collection days have been able to be reduced from three to two to maximise efficiency – with collection only occurring on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 October 2019.
‘If your bin collection day is changing, you will receive a letter in the mail advising of the new bin day. A map and schedule will also be available on council’s website.’
Ms Byrne said if any residents had questions about their bin collection service, they could call council’s customer service team on 1300 242 686.