Put rubbish out on time or face fines

City of South Perth Collier Park Waste Transfer Station operator Tom Reynders with some verge collection refuse. Picture: Elle Borgward d396220
City of South Perth Collier Park Waste Transfer Station operator Tom Reynders with some verge collection refuse. Picture: Elle Borgward d396220

The twice-yearly bulk waste collection began last week.

New penalties apply to littering that creates a public risk including dumping car bodies and car parts, batteries, hazardous chemicals or medicines, and fridges and freezers with doors attached.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said rubbish could not be placed on the verge more than seven days before the collection week.

‘Anyone who puts rubbish out before the scheduled dates may face fines and will be asked to remove the waste,’ she said. ‘With recent amendments to the State Litter Act, people need to be aware that fines have been increased to $500 for individuals and $2000 for corporations.

‘If you miss your bulk waste collection dates, please don’t place your waste on the verge as it will be viewed as littering. We all need to work together to keep our streets clean .’

The City is also reminding residents that analog television signals will be switched off across Perth on April 16.

Old televisions can be taken to the City’s Como waste transfer station.

– The City of South Perth’s bulk collection runs until April 5.