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Community votes NO on waste changes

In 2011 Warrnambool residents voted against the introduction of new waste services.

A total of 6225 people (48%) responded to a Council survey to determine if people supported the introduction of an organics collection, a hardwaste service or a bin cleaning service.

Results were as follows:

Organics Collection

Do you support the introduction of a weekly organics collection at an estimated additional cost of $100 per household per year?

The results are:

YES Organics Collection - 1344
NO Organics Collection - 4866
Total - 6209

(These figures do not exactly equate to the total number of replies received because not all respondents replied to all three questions)

78% of respondents voted ‘NO’ to the option of a weekly organics collection.

Hard Waste Collection

Do you support the introduction of an annual hard waste collection at an estimated additional cost of $20-$30 per household per year?

The results are:

YES Hard Waste Collection - 2157
NO Hard Waste Collection - 4057
Total - 6214

(These figures do not exactly equate to the total number of replies received because not all respondents replied to all three questions)

65% of respondents voted ‘NO’ to the option of a hard waste collection.

Bin Cleaning

Do you support the introduction of a monthly professional bin cleaning service for all households at an estimated additional cost of $72-$144 per household per year?

The results were:

YES Bin Cleaning Service - 192
NO Bin Cleaning Service - 5941
Total - 6133

(It is noted that these figures do not exactly equate to the total number of replies received because not all respondents replied to all three questions)

97% of respondents voted ‘NO’ to the option of a bin cleaning service.

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