Organics collection to be made fortnightly

Finally: After the issue appeared before the Council many times, Council have announced that organics bins will now be picked up fortnightly instead of monthly.

Finally: After the issue appeared before the Council many times, Council have announced that organics bins will now be picked up fortnightly instead of monthly.

The City of Onkaparinga has voted to change the green organics bin collection from a monthly to a fortnightly service.

The issue which was brought before the previous Council on four occasions, who each time resolved to maintain the monthly service. On February 26, 2019 an overview of the organics collection system was brought up with the current Council where potential options for the services future were discussed.

Following this, on Tuesday, May 7, Council voted on the issue at their Strategic Directions Committee where it was announced the collection would move from monthly to fortnightly.

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson said she is really happy the Council voted at the 7 May Strategic Directions Committee meeting to make changes to our kerbside green organic service, comprising fortnightly kerbside green organics collection that includes the existing bulk organics drop off service and the supply of kitchen food bags for the first 12 months which will be available for pick up at no cost to residents for the first year and available for sale thereafter.

"These changes take effect on 1 January 2020. There are still a couple of steps to go with the first one being to the committee's recommendation for fortnightly green waste to the next Council meeting for approval and endorsing our draft budget for 2019-20 for community consultation," she said.

Alongside the more frequent bin collection, residents will now have the option to purchase a kitchen Caddy bin.

With the purchase of the Caddy, Council will supply the first twelve months worth of bags.

Prior the new decision for fortnightly collection, the City of Onkaparinga region was the only metro area to have monthly collection.