Equivalent of 22 Elephants Picked Up from Seacliff Coast
May 7, 2015
Following the April storms, Wollongong City Council and the SES’s special storm green waste collection has picked up more than 110 tonnes of green waste from 570 households across the Illawarra.
The majority of the pick-ups were in the city’s northern suburbs, with the highest concentration in Helensburgh and surrounds.
All up, more than 110 tonnes of green waste has been collected – or roughly the equivalent of 22 elephants – and an average of 114 households a day had pickups from their properties.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM thanked the SES for their hard work during the storm, and for working with Council to facilitate the community clean up afterwards.
“This is a great example of two organisations working together for the benefit of everyone,’’ Cr Bradbery said.
“ This has been an extraordinary effort by the SES volunteers who were out in terrible weather conditions helping people who had been affected by the storm, the Wollongong City Council staff who coordinated this clean-up and our contractors, Harbour Cities, who carried out the work so effectively.
“Everyone came together and worked as quickly as they could to ensure our residents were able to clean up the branches and trees that came down in the storm. I applaud and thank them for that.’’
“ The emergency collection has finished and from next week, the On-Call Household Cleanups will be back up and running as normal. Those whose collections were postponed will have their items collected, and new bookings are being taken.’’
Customers affected by the changes to the On-Call Household Cleanups last week are being contacted to advise them of a new pick up date.
For more information, residents can contact Council’s Customer Service team on (02) 4227 7111.
[source_author]Wollongong City Council[/source_author]