How will I know if the waste collection services are changing in my area?
The City will alter existing waste removal or cleansing services only after completing a process of public notification, participation and comment. Amendments must be practical, cost effective and intended to prevent, minimise or reduce waste. What does the Bylaw say about the storage and transportation of waste?
The waste generator and the holder of waste must both ensure that waste is transported to the nearest licensed disposal facility that has capacity to deal with the waste.
If the waste is not in a container provided by the City, the storage containers used for the storage or transportation of waste must be intact and not corroded or in any way unfit for use.
Ensure that the waste cannot be blown away
Prevent all nuisances such as odour, visual impacts and breeding of vectors.
Pollution and harm to health must be prevented
Any waste items or substances must be safe for handling, collection or disposal. Not harmful, even if accessed by unauthorised persons or members of the public.
Hazardous waste must be sealed in an impervious container and suitable measures put in place to prevent tampering
Suitable measures must be in place to prevent accidental spillage or leakage.
The penalties are fines or imprisonment, as the court sees fit. The court may also order the removal of the waste and the payment of the expenses incurred and any other costs or damages. Who or what is a “Holder of waste”?
Anyone who imports, generates, stores, accumulates, transports, processes, treats, exports or disposes of waste. This includes recyclers and scrap dealers How does the waste remover get access to my property when I am not there?
It is the resident’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant personnel are not impeded from handling or collecting refuse.
If this problem is due to the layout of the premises and poses a danger to the City employees, the owner must make the necessary alterations at his/her own cost. Who do I have to allow to access my private property?
The owner must, on request, allow a peace officer or any other duly authorised employee of the City access to their property for the purpose of inspecting the property and investigating any contravention of this Bylaw
and to ensure compliance therewith.
The authorised employee must, on request, identify him or herself by producing written proof of such authority.
The authorised employee may be accompanied by another to inspect or conduct an investigation. He or she must be identified as such by the authorised employee.