Frankston City Council has expressed its thanks to Frankston City residents for their cooperation with the 2017 annual kerbside hard waste collection.
The program has collected 7,419 mattresses, 435 fridges, over 120 tonnes of green waste, 970 tonnes of scrap metal and 4,000 tonnes of hard waste, which is a significant increase (26%) from the 2016 hard waste collection.
Overall, fewer complaints of scavengers were made with only four infringements being issued. Furthermore, only two infringements were issued to residents who failed to comply with collection rules.
Frankston City Mayor, Cr Colin Hampton said figures show the value of the service and residents willingness to comply with collection rules.
“Council’s hard waste collection is a great opportunity to get rid of items that are no longer needed or that can be recycled,” said the Mayor.
“I’d like to thank Frankston City residents for their cooperation, with fewer infringements issued than previous years meaning greater compliance with collection rules.”
Residents that may have missed their hard waste collection or have extra items they wish to dispose of are encouraged to load up their car or trailer, as most items people bring in are accepted free-of-charge at the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC).
“FRRRC will accept a lot of the items, at a low cost or free, that aren’t included in your kerbside hard waste collection including: bricks and builders rubble, timber, batteries, tree stumps, BBQ gas bottles and tyres,” said the Mayor.
For more information on the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre, visit FRRRC.com.au